Marian Schwartz translates Russian classic and contemporary fiction, history, biography, criticism, and fine art. She is the principal English translator of the works of Nina Berberova and translated the New York Times’ bestseller The Last Tsar, by Edvard Radzinsky, as well as classics by Mikhail Bulgakov, Ivan Goncharov, Yuri Olesha, Mikhail Lermontov, and Leo Tolstoy. Her most recent publications are Andrei Gelasimov's Into the Thickening Fog, Polina Dashkova's Madness Treads Lightly, and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's March 1917: The Red Wheel, Node III, Book 1. She is a past president of the American Literary Translators Association and the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts translation fellowships and numerous prizes, including the 2014 Read Russia Prize for Contemporary Russian Literature and the 2016 Soeurette Diehl Frasier Award from the Texas Institute of Letters.
Horsemen of the sands, by leonid yuzefovich
The story of R.F. Ungern-Shternberg, a military adventurer who, driven by an intense fascination with the East, seized control of Mongolia during the Russian Civil War, as told through the eyes of a young Soviet officer and Mongolian herder, Coming September 2018 from Archipelago Books.
the man who couldn't die: the tale of an authentic human being, by Olga Slavnikova
In the chaos of early-1990s Russia, a paralyzed veteran’s wife and stepdaughter conceal the Soviet Union’s collapse from him in order to keep him—and his pension—alive, until it turns out the tough old man has other plans. Coming January 2019 from Columbia University Press.
march 1917: The Red wheel, node iii, book 2, by aleksandr solzhenitsyn
The second volume in the third node of March 1917 continues the story of the Russian Revolution itself, during which not only does the Imperial government melt in the face of the mob, but the leaders of the opposition prove utterly incapable of controlling the course of events. Coming from University of Notre Dame Press.
News and Events
march 1917 receives design award
March 1917: The Red Wheel, Node III, Book I was selected by the Association of University Presses for the 2018 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show. Chosen as one of 53 books from over 375 submissions of jackets and covers, the jacket for March 1917 was designed by Jeff Miller at Faceout Studio, under the direction of the University of Notre Dame Press production and design manager Wendy McMillen.
starred review for polina Dashkova's madness treads lightly
Publishers Weekly has given a starred review to Polina Dashkova's new crime novel, Madness Treads Lightly: ". . . captivating storytelling, distinctive characters, and the eternal conundrum of Russia itself."
IKURU KUWAJIMA WINS PHOTOBOOKFEST PRIZE FOR "I, OBLOMOV"
Ikuru Kuwajima is a Japanese photographer and artist who has been living in Russia for the past ten years and creating books with photographs and texts over the past several. His latest, I, Oblomov, a bilingual edition that uses excerpts from my translation of Ivan Goncharov's Oblomov, is his interpretation of contemporary Russia and other post-Soviet countries through the concept of Oblomovshchina.