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Summary
Biography
Publications Since 1992
Plays and Theatre Work
Books In Print
Some Published Poems
Recent Writing
Work In Progress
Translation Services
Contact Information


Brief Lives: Anton Chekhov
by Patrick Miles


A Moth on the Fence: Memoirs by Nikolay Andreyev
translated by Patrick Miles

Biography

1948 Born at Sandwich, Kent
1966

Left Sir Roger Manwood’s Grammar School, Sandwich, with scholarship to Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge
1968 Spent six weeks on Russian language course in Kiev
1969-70

Ten-month studentship at Moscow University, visited Taganrog and Yalta
1971

Graduated from Cambridge University in Russian and German, awarded college prizes for original and translated poetry
1971-77

Tutored in Russian and German language/literature for all Cambridge colleges
1972-74

Researching early Chekhov in Moscow, met leading Russian literary critics including Mikhail Bakhtin
1974-77 Artistic Director of the Cambridge Chekhov Company
1977 Admitted to Cambridge M.A. (Ph.D. 2010)
1977-80

Russian literary consultant, reader and translator, Royal National Theatre
1977-84 Freelance literary/scientific translator, researcher, writer
1980 Married
1981 Two-month British Council research studentship in Moscow
1982-84 Registered childminder
1984 Co-founded the Anglo-Russian press ‘Sam&Sam’
1984-87

Senior Research Associate, Cambridge Arctic Shelf Programme, Department of Earth Sciences, Cambridge University
1985 Made persona non grata by KGB
1987

Organised three-day Anglo-Soviet Colloquium ‘Chekhov on the British Stage’ in Cambridge for the British Council
1987-90
Lectured and led seminars on the Russian novel at Anglia Polytechnic
1987-91


Director of own information consultancy GBS, supplying feasibility studies and geological translations to international oil companies entering the Russian market
1987-93


Affiliated lecturer, Department of Slavonic Studies, Cambridge University, tutor in Russian language and literature for all Cambridge colleges
1991-93 Russian lector, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge
1991-99 Director of own translation agency PMTA
1992-01

Linguistic consultant to Dr Martin Porter programming Russian, German and Dutch stemming algorithms. [See http://snowball.tartarus.org]
1999- Freelance writer and translator
2010-12

Member of Patient Experience Board, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
2013
Talked to East Anglian Stroke Clubs on ‘My Mother the Writer’
2014

Talked to East Anglian Stroke Clubs on ‘Edna’s Diary: The Story So Far’
2014-15

Maintained day-to-day online biography of George Calderon’s life 1914-15: Calderonia.org