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GARY KERN earned his Ph.D. in Russian literature from Princeton University in 1969 and has taught Russian and world literature at the University of Rochester, the University of California, Riverside, and the University of Southern California. He has translated eight books from Russian, including Before Sunrise by Mikhail Zoshchenko (Ardis, 1974), The Education of a True Believer by Lev Kopelev (Harper & Row, 1980) and This I Cannot Forget: The Memoirs of Nikolai Bukharin’s Widow by Anna Larina (Norton, 1993). He is also the author of the critically acclaimed study The Kravchenko Case (Enigma Books, 2007), and A Death in Washington: Walter G. Krivitksy and the Stalin Terror (Enigma Books, 2003). He also wrote the play The Mad Kokoschka (1986), the memoirs Misfortune (1997), and Letters From Dwight (1998), all published by Xenos Books. His novel, The Last Snow Leopard (Ghost Dance, 1996), will soon be available from Xenos.