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Robert Dessaix was born on February 17, 1944 in Sydney, Australia. He attended the Australian National University and Moscow State University. He later taught Russian studies at the Australian National University and the University of New South Wales and translated a number of Russian books into English. His first book was his autobiography, A Mother's Disgrace. His other books include Arabesques : A Tale of Double Lives, Night Letters, Corfu, Twilight of Love: Travels with Turgenev, (and so forth), and As I Was Saying: a Collection of Musings. His book, What Days Are For, won the 2016 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature in the nonfiction category. (Bowker Author Biography)
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