Fields of activity: Russian to English literary translator, assistance with English-language publication. Author of books on Russia and the former Soviet countries.
Caroline Walton is director of Sirin Books (www.sirinbooks.com) who offer writing, translation and publishing support to Eurasian authors, specialising in helping those who write in Russian to translate/edit their books and have them published in English. Caroline recently won the title of Hertfordshire Press Translator of the Year 2018
Caroline is also an award-winning author of books on Russia and the former Soviet Union Her latest book My Cossack Family and other Remarkable People in Russia and Ukraine will be published in spring 2019.
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.
Her latest project was an anthology of poems The World Dissolves, like a Dream, by Leyla Aliyeva (publishing house: Translation Centre of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Azerbaijan Republic). This translation won Caroline the title of Hertfordshire Press Translator of the Year 2018
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, former President of Kazakhstan (pub. The Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan)
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.