MEET YOUR FAVOURITE CHILDREN'S AUTHOR: GRIGORY KRUZHKOV

Grigory Kruzhkov (born in 1945, Moscow) is poet, critic and translator. He was trained in theoretical physics but abandoned sciences for the career of a freelance translator. He lived in New York in 1995–1999 and got Ph.D. in literature from Columbia University; his dissertation was on W.B. Yeats. 


 

 

He has authored several collections of poetry including A Visitor (Gostia, 2004) and The Double Flute (2012). Among his numerous translations of English, Irish and American poetry are the selections of Wyatt, Donne, Shakespeare, Keats, Tennyson, Hopkins, Yeats, Joyce, Frost, Stevens, and Heaney. He published five books of essays: The Nostalgia of Obelisks (on poetry and translation, 2001), A Cure for Fortune (on English Renaissance, 2002), The Pyroscaphe (on Romantic and Victorian poets, 2008), W.B. Yeats: Studies and Translations (2009), and The Moon and the Discobolus (on poetry translation, 2012). His awards include the State Prize of the Russian Federation, the Voloshin prize, and the Bunin Prize, among others.


Grigory Kruzhkov authored many books for children; he holds a Honor Diploma from International Board on Books for the Young Readers (IBBY) and several national prizes for children literature. At present he lives in Moscow and teaches English and American poetry at the Moscow State University for the Humanities.

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