Q&A with Robert Chandler

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Robert Chandler is one of the most eminent translators of Russian-language literature, including works by Vasily Grossman, Andrey Platonov and Teffi. As well as telling us about his favourite books, literary inspirations and who he would invite to a fantasy dinner party, Robert talks about his upcoming translation of Teffi’s stories, And Time Was No More, due to be published in April 2024.    Which authors/works have you enjoyed translating the most? Hard to say. No novel has moved me more deeply than Vasily Grossman’s Stalingrad. Translating Pushkin’s prose is always refreshing; somehow it makes me feel emotionally cleaner. Teffi...

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