Jan Butler

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Jan Butler lived and worked as a translator in Moscow for thirteen years, from 1974-1987, specialising in translations of twentieth-century Russian fiction and particularly, short stories and novellas by Yuri Olesha, Vasily Belov, Alexander Gryn, Fazil Iskander, Yuri Nagibin, Yuri Reuthei, Viktoria Tokareva, Magarita Shaginyan, poems and articles by Yevgeny Yevtushenko, the Armenian poet Georg Emin and Georgian novelist Nodar Dumbadze. She also translated city guides of Moscow, Lvov, Vilnius, Irkutsk and Lake Baikal, a history of Russian folk art and a great many books for children. Her translations also appeared in the monthly journal Soviet Literarture and the periodical of the Patriarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church.