Marian Schwartz is a master translator of Russian literature into English. Active in PEN and past president of the American Literary Translators Association, she has translated more than seventy books including the bestseller The Last Tsar by Edvard Radzinsky and a re-translation of Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.
“You’re not going to like that,” she warned. “It’s pretty dense history.”
She was right. It was dense, but I loved it! Imperial Russia (and its demise) intrigued me.