||Grigory Kruzhkov (born in 1945, Moscow) is a poet, critic and translator. He was trained in theoretical physics but abandoned sciences for the career of a freelance translator.
He published several collections of poetry including A Visitor (Gostia, 2004) and New Poems (2008). Among his numerous translations are the selections of Wyatt, Donne, Keats, Tennyson, Yeats, Joyce, Frost, Stevens, and Heaney. He published four books of essays: The Nostalgia of Obelisks (on poetry and translation), A Cure for Fortune (on English Renaissance), The Pyroscaphe (on Romantic and Victorian poets), and W.B. Yeats: Studies and Translations (2009). His awards include the State Prize of the Russian Federation and the Bunin Prize, among others.
Grigory Kruzhkov authored many books for children. He holds a honorary diploma from the International Board on Books for the Young Readers; he is also a recipient of several national prizes for children’s literature.
From 1995-1999 he lived in New York, where he received his Ph.D. in literature from Columbia University; his dissertation thesis was on the poetry of W.B. Yeats. At present Grigory Kruzhkov lives in Moscow and teaches English and American poetry at the Moscow State University for the Humanities.