Arch Tait has a PhD in Russian literature from Cambridge and began translating in earnest in 1986 after a meeting with Valentina Jacques, then editor of the magazine Soviet Literature. From 1993 he was the UK editor of the Glas New Russian Writing translation series, whose editor-in-chief was Valentina’s successor, Natasha Perova. To date he has translated 40 books by leading Russia authors of fiction and non-fiction. Arch Tait’s most recent translations are Natalya Semenova’s Morozov (Yale UP) and Boris Kolonitskii’s Comrade Kerensky (Polity Press). For more information about Arch Tait’s work, see the website Russian Writing.