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Full day translation workshop with Robert Chandler

All translators, at any stage of their careers, are welcome to attend this one-day Russian-to-English translation workshop; the only requirement is fluent English and a reading knowledge of Russian.  We encourage a truly collaborative approach, which is helpful and enjoyable.  We will spend at least half of the time looking at a passage from a story by Teffi.  But if you have work of your own and would like to discuss it with the group, you are welcome to do so.  If so, you should send it to Robert Chandler in advance: office@pushkinhouse.org.uk

Tea and water provided through-out the day. There will be a break for lunch, please email us if you need information about local cafes and restaurants. 

Robert Chandler’s translations from Russian include many works by Vasily Grossman and Andrey Platonov. He has compiled three anthologies for Penguin Classics: of Russian short stories, of Russian magic tales and, most recently, (with Boris Dralyuk and Irina Mashinski), The Penguin Book of Russian Poetry. His co-translations of two volumes of memoirs and stories by Teffi were published in May 2016.  He is the editor and main translator of Fourteen Little Red Huts, a selection of Andrey Platonov’s plays to be published in December this year, in their new RUSSIAN LIBRARY, by Columbia University Press.  His short biography of Alexander Pushkin is to be republished by Pushkin Press in 2017.  His translations have won prizes in both the UK and the USA.