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Robert Chandler

Robert Chandler’s translations from Russian, mostly for NYRB Classics, include works by Alexander Pushkin and Nikolay Leskov; collections of stories and memoirs by Teffi; and novels and stories by Vasily Grossman, Andrey Platonov and Hamid Ismailov. He is the editor and main translator of “Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida” and “Russian Magic Tales from Pushkin to Platonov.” His most recent publications are Pushkin’s “Peter the Great’s African” and Vasily Grossman’s “The People Immortal,” both co-translated with his wife Elizabeth. His next publication will be Platonov’s long novel “Chevengur.”

By Robert Chandler

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