Arch Tait

Arch Tait

Arch Tait studied Russian, German and Swedish at at Cambridge University and wrote his PhD thesis for Cambridge on the plays of Lenin’s Commissar of Enlightenment, Anatoly Lunacharsky.

He has taught Russian language and literature at the Universities of East Anglia, Norwich and Birmingham for many years, and is the UK editor of the translation series Glas New Russian Writing (see www.russianwriting.com).  He has translated novels by Peter Aleshkovsky, Vladimir Makanin, Ludmila Ulitskaya and Andrey Volos, and short stories by many other Russian authors, including Victor Pelevin and Anatoly Kurchatkin.