Antonina W. Bouis has translated many contemporary Russian writers including Volkov, Dovlatov, Yevtushenko, the Strugatsky brothers, and Radzinsky. As executive director of George Soros's foundations in the USSR, she traveled extensively to represent him, often with the writers whose work she translated, as well as with her writer/photographer husband and their son. Her 80 translations for major publishers range from memoirs (Sakharov, Bonner, Plisetskaya), economic history (Yavlinsky, Gaidar), and art (Malevich, Kabakov) to fiction (Voznesensky, Rybakov, Bulgakov, Aksyonov). She is on the board of Track Two: An Institute for Citizen Diplomacy, the advisory board of the Hermitage Museum Foundation, and a member of The Council on Foreign Relations and PEN’s Translation Committee. Fluent in Russian and French, she holds a master's degree from Columbia University and is a graduate of Barnard College.