Victor Pogostin

Victor Pogostin was born in Moscow. He graduated from The Moscow State Institute for Foreign Languages, and after his return from military service (in Naval Aviation), he defended his PhD dissertation, on Ernest Hemingway’s Nonfiction. For many years he worked in the Institute of Sociology of the Academy of Sciences, while working as a freelance author/translator for national newspapers and literary magazines throughout the former Soviet Union. In addition to translating fiction and nonfiction into Russian, he has has compiled, edited, and written introductions and commentaries for over a dozen books by North American authors, including the works of Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck. In 1993 he relocated to Canada with his wife and son, where several of his articles have been published in the National Post newspaper and the Canadian Literature Magazine.

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