Fields of activity: author, Russian to English literary translator
Caroline Walton is an award-winning author of books on Russia and the countries of the former Soviet Union.
Her books include: Smashed in the USSR – memoir (Old Street 2013), The Besieged – a story of survival on the siege of Leningrad (Biteback Books 2011); The Voice of Leningrad — fiction (Garrett County Press USA 2003); Little Tenement on the Volga —travel/ethnography – (Garrett County Press 2000) — on recommended reading lists in Russian departments at Harvard and other US universities; Ivan Petrov – Russia through a Shot Glass – memoir (Garrett County Press 1999); Yaffa – memoir of Bukharan Jewish family from the Fergana valley in modern-day Uzbekistan; travel sections in Rough Guides anthologies.
Caroline is also a Russian to English literary translator — both fiction and non-fiction.
Current project: editing anthology of poems by Layla Aliyeva (publishing house: Translation Centre of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic).
Recent translation and editing projects include: The Olzhas Phenomenon (The European Azerbaijan Society Publishing House, 2016) – anthology of poems and collection of articles on the Kazakh poet Olzhas Suleimenov.
Man of the Mountains by Zaur Hasanov (Hertfordshire Press) –novel on the Chechen Wars and Nizami Ganjevi.
In the Stream of History by Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan (pub. The Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan) – book on history and political thought.
Awards: Authors Foundation award for Stalin’s Psychic (forthcoming); New London Writers Award for The Voice of Leningrad
Caroline is a member of the UK Society of Authors and UK Translators’ Association.