Ronald Meyer teaches the seminar on Russian literary translation at Columbia University. He received a translation grant from the Wheatland Foundation for his edition of Anna Akhmatova’s selected prose, My Half-Century (Ardis, 1992; reprinted by Northwestern and Overlook). Other translations include Dostoyevsky’s The Gambler and Other Stories (Penguin, 2010) and contemporary fiction by Karabchievsky, Levental, and Palei. Meyer is currently translating “book two” of Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s historical novel, April 1917. He is a member of the PEN Translation Committee.