Robert Chandler is a British poet and translator. He is the editor of Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida (Penguin), co-editor of the Penguin Book of Russian Poetry and the author of a short life of Alexander Pushkin (Pushkin Press). His translations include works by Andrey Platonov, Vasily Grossman’s Stalingrad and Life and Fate, and Pushkin’s The Captain’s Daughter. Chandler’s co-translations of Platonov’s Soul and Hamid Ismailov’s The Railway were both chosen as “best translation of the year from a Slavonic language” by AATSEEL. He has also translated selections of Sappho and Guillaume Apollinaire.
In this collection of 34 short stories, author Alexis Levitin, travel set in hand, takes the reader on a journey across several continents – and even into space – exploring the joys of chess and its effect on the lives of those who play.
In this collection, Andrey Kneller has woven together his own poems with his translations of one of the most recognized and celebrated contemporary Russian poets, Vera Pavlova.