Oliver Ready is a celebrated translator and literary scholar. He is College Lecturer in Russian at St Edmund's Hall, University of Oxford; and previously served on the editorial board of the Russian Library (Colombia University Press), and as Consultant Editor for Russian and East-Central Europe at the Times Literary Supplement.

Ready has received prizes for his translations of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, Yuri Buida’s story-cycle, The Prussian Bride, and Vladimir Sharov’s novels, Before and During and The Rehearsals. He is the author of Persisting in Folly: Russian Writers in Search of Wisdom, 1963-2013, and is currently working on a book on Nikolai Gogol.

"Ready has delivered Dostoyevsky’s "whirlpools, gyrating sandstorms, waterspouts" to the modern reader without losing a grain or a drop." Los Angeles Review of Books