John Woodsworth, originally from Vancouver, has more than forty years of experience in Russian-English translation, from classical poetry to modern novels and short stories. He recently completed the translation of the popular nine-volume Ringing Cedars Series, by contemporary Siberian author Vladimir Megré. Other translations include two Russian-Canadian writers: Mikhail Levitin and Faina Blagodarova, and the Russian-American author Mikhail Sadovsky. He is currently working on translating an autobiography by Tolstoy's wife, Sofia Andreevna, as well as a poetry chapbook by Felix Gurt. He invites you to explore his website at

Festival: 2008 (spring)

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