Antonina W. Bouis
Antonina W. Bouis has translated many contemporary Russian writers including Volkov, Dovlatov, Yevtushenko, the Strugatsky brothers and Radzinsky. As executive director of George Soros’s foundations in the USSR, she travelled extensively to represent him, often with the writers whose work she translated, as well as with her writer/photographer husband and their son. Her eighty translations for major publishers range from memoirs (Sakharov, Bonner, Plisetskaya), economic history (Yavlinsky, Gaidar) and art (Malevich, Kabakov) to fiction (Voznesensky, Rybakov, Bulgakov, Aksyonov). She lives in New York City.
BOOKS BY THIS TRANSLATOR
Several years after emigrating from the USSR, the author discovers the battered suitcase he had brought with him gathering dust at the back of a wardrobe. As he opens the suitcase, the items he finds inside take on a riotously funny life of their own as Dovlatov inventories the circumstances under w…READ MORE >
“There is absolutely no necessity to learn how to read; meat smells a mile off, anyway. Nevertheless, if you live in Moscow and have a brain in your head, you’ll pick up reading willy-nilly, and without attending any courses. Out of the forty thousand or so Moscow dogs, only a total idiot won’t know…READ MORE >