Laura Givens is co-translator of Stories from a Siberian Village by Russian writer, actor and director Vasily Shukshin, arguably the most popular Soviet artist to emerge in the post-Stalin period. The anthology—which was a finalist for “Best Translation” by the American Association of Teachers of Slavic & East European Languages in 1997—is the most comprehensive collection of Shukshin’s stories to appear in English. Givens was also translator of Russian Studies in Literature, a quarterly journal of translations from the Russian literary press, from 1997-2000, translating twelve issues in all. Givens has also worked with opera students to help them perfect their Russian diction for performance.
Russian language at all levels