Oliver Ready teaches Russian language and literature at the University of Oxford and is a research fellow at St. Antony’s College. While living in Saransk and Moscow in the 1990s, he developed a strong interest in new Russian writing. He has translated books by the contemporary Russian authors Yuri Buida and Vladimir Sharov, and is general editor of the anthology The Ties of Blood: Russian Literature from the 21st Century (2008). His translation of Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment was published in Penguin Classics in 2014. From 2008 to 2017, he was consultant editor for Russia and East-Central Europe at the Times Literary Supplement.
“I Don’t Want To Grow Up”: On Oliver Ready’s “Persisting in Folly: Russian Writers in Search of Wisdom, 1963–2013”
Josh Billings finds good sense in Oliver Ready’s “Persisting in Folly: Russian Writers in Search of Wisdom, 1963–2013.”...