Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky Photo

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

Born: Apr 21, 1943

Birthplace: Waltham

Nationality: United States

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky

Date of Birth : Apr 21, 1943
Birth Place : Waltham

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky are a couple who are best known for their collaborative translations. Most of their translations are of works in Russian, but also French, Italian, and Greek. Their translations have been nominated three times and twice won the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize. Their translation of Dostoevsky's The Idiot also won the first Efim Etkind Translation Prize.

Also known as


  • Richard Pevear

Awards Won


  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
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