Tait, Arch 1943–

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TAIT, Arch 1943–


Born June 6, 1943, in Glasgow, Scotland; son of Sir James (a university administrator) and Mary Tait; children: Meg, James, Andrew, Alex. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Cambridge University, M.A., Ph.D., 1967.


Office—14 Emmanuel Rd., Cambridge, CB1 1JW, England. E-mail[email protected].


University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, lecturer, 1967-83; University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England, senior lecturer in Russian, beginning 1983. Smirnoff-Booker Russian Novel Prize, member of United Kingdom management committee, 1997—; guest on media programs.


Lunacharsky: Poet of the Revolution (1875-1907), Birmingham Slavonic Monographs (Birmingham, England), 1984.

Contributor to books, including Poetry, Prose, and Public Opinion: Aspects of Russia, 1850-1970, Avebury (Letchworth, England), 1984; Nietzsche in Russia, edited by B.G. Rosenthal, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ), 1986; and Alexander Zinoviev as Writer and Thinker, edited by P. Hanson and J.M. Kirkwood, Macmillan (London, England), 1988. Contributor to professional journals, including Index on Censorship, Confrontation, Modern Language Review, Slavonic and East European Review, Soviet Literature, Irish Slavonic Studies, Britain-USSR, and Glas New Russian Writing.


Evgenia Kirichenko, The Russian Style, Laurence King (London, England), 1991.

Anatoly Smeliansky, Is Comrade Bulgakov Dead? Mikhail Bulgakov at the Moscow Art Theatre, Methuen (London, England), 1993.

Vladimir Makanin, Baize-covered Table with Decanter, Readers International (London, England), 1995.

Peter Aleshkovsky, Skunk: A Life, Glas New Russian Writing (Birmingham, England), 1997.

Ludmila Ulitskaya, Sonechka and Other Stories, Glas New Russian Writing (Moscow, Russia), 1998.

Yevgeny Kharitonov, Under House Arrest, Consortium (St. Paul, MN), 1998.

Andrey Volos, Hurramabad, Glas New Russian Writing (Moscow, Russia), 2001.

Ludmila Ulitskaya, Medea and Her Children, Schocken Books (New York, NY), 2002.

Gennady Zyuganov, Globalisation and the Future of Mankind, Russian Panorama (Moscow, Russia), 2004.

Anna Politkovskaya, Putin's Russia, Harvill (London, England), 2004.

Ludmila Ulitskaya, Sonechka: A Novella and Stories, Schocken Books (New York, NY), 2005.

Contributor of translations to books and periodicals.



Russian Writing Web site: Arch Tait Home Page,http://www.russianwriting.com/ (November 5, 2006).