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Lydia Razran Stone

Translator, Russian
Lydia Razran Stone is a first-generation American who makes her living as a technical translator from Russian. She is the editor of the SlavFile, the newsletter of the Slavic Language Division of the American Translators Association, for which she writes a humor and cultural column. While some of her translations of Russian classical and “Silver Age” poetry have been published, the bulk, including Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard and Yershov’s Little Hump-Backed Horse, are still only in samizdat circulation. Lydia’s translations of Liana Alaverdova’s poetry were published in the Witness, Medicinal Purposes Literary Review magazine, and some other periodicals in the U.S. as well as in Modern Poetry in Translation #20, Kings College, London, 2002. Dr. Stone lives in Alexandria, Virginia. (Photo credit: courtesy of the author.)