Honorary Fellow in Russian University of Exeter. Graduated School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, 1964. British Council Scholarship, University of Moscow, 1964-65. Lecturer/senior lecturer, University of Exeter 1965-2004. Visiting Associate Professor, Scarborough College, University of Toronto, 1979-80. PhD University of Exeter 1983. Head of Department of Russian, University of Exeter, 1981-1999. Publications include Russian Views of Pushkin (1976, with David Richards), The Voice of A Giant: Essays on Seven Russian Prose Classics (1985. with David Richards), The Exeter English-Russian Dictionary of Cultural Terms (1999), and Bolshevik Ideology and Literature, 1917-1927 (2000). Translator of Mikhail Bulgakov, The Fatal Eggs (July 2012) and The White Guard (November 2012).