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Andrew Wachtel
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Andrew Wachtel is director of Compass College of Art and Design in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Between 2010 and 2018 he was president of the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek. Previously he was dean of The Graduate School and director of the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies at Northwestern University. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and an active translator from multiple Slavic languages. His book of translations of the Russian poet Anzhelina Polonskaya, Paul Klee’s Boat (Zephyr Press, 2014), was shortlisted for the PEN Poetry Translation Prize. (updated 4/2021)

AGNI has published the following translations:

Fiction
Fade-out
By Anzhelina Polonskaya
Translated from the Russian by Andrew Wachtel
AGNI 93 Print Only
Poetry
To the Ashes
By Anzhelina Polonskaya
Translated from the Russian by Andrew Wachtel
AGNI 86 Print Only
Fiction
The Fish
By Anzhelina Polonskaya
Translated from the Russian by Andrew Wachtel
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