Marina Boroditskaya was born in Moscow in 1954. Graduated in 1976 from the Moscow State Institute of Foreign Languages. Well known as a translator of English, American and French classical poetry, including Chaucer (the first Russian translation of Troilus and Criseyde), Donne, Burns, Keats, Kipling, Longfellow, etc. Author of five books of verse: I Am Undressing A Soldier (1994), Single Skating (1999), The Year Of Horse (2002), It Should Be Possible (2005), Ode To Myopia (2009) and more than a dozen books for children. Winner of two "Moscow Count" poetry diplomas in 2006 and 2010, the "Lion And Unicorn" prize of the British Council for translations of British poetry, the "Master Of Translation" prize for the book of the Cavalier Poets (2010), and three different national awards for children's poetry, including the most prestigious Korney Chukovsky prize. Her work has been appearing in "thick monthlies" like Novy Mir and Inostrannaya Literatura regularly since 1978. Also conducts a Radio Russia programme called Literary Pharmacy, contributes columns to the BBC radio service, and works as a freelance interpreter at international events.