The daughter of Sergei Dovlatov, Katherine (Katya) Dovlatova studied Russian Literature at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at UCL. Translating her father’s Pushkin Hills was her first attempt at literary translation.
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An unsuccessful writer and an inveterate alcoholic, Boris Alikhanov is running out of money and has recently divorced from his wife Tatyana, who intends to emigrate to the West with their daughter Masha. The prospect of a summer job as a tourist guide at the Pushkin Hills preserve offers him hope of…READ MORE >