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Oliver Ready

Oliver Ready

Oliver Ready is a Research Fellow of St Antony’s College at the University of Oxford, where he has taught Russian for a number of years. His translations include five books for Dedalus: The Zero Train and The Prussian Bride by Yuri Buida and Before and During, The Rehearsals and Be as Children by Vladimir Sharov and Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment(Penguin), Nikolai Gogol's And the Earth Will Sit on the Moon(Pushkin).

Oliver Ready's translation of The Prussian Bride was awarded the inaugural Russian Translation Prize in 2005 and his translation of Before and During won The Read Russia Prize 2015 and The Rehearsals won The Read Russia Prize for the best translation of a contemporary Russian novel into any language in 2018.

He is the author of Persisting in Folly: Russian Writers in Search of Wisdom, 1963-2013 (Peter Lang).

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