Michael Heim is Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he teaches classes in Russian Language, Russian Literature, Czech Language and Comparative Slavonic Literature. He gained his MA and PhD from Harvard University.
His translations include:
Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (Knopf/Penguin); The Joke (Harper & Row/Penguin); The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Harper & Row/Penguin); Jacques and His Master (Harper & Row/Penguin)
Anton Chekhov, Life and Thought (University of California Press), Vassily Aksynov, The Island of Crimea, In Search of Melancholy Baby (Random House).