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Matthew Hyde

Portrait of translator Matthew Hyde

Matthew Hyde

Matthew Hyde is a translator of fiction and nonfiction from Russian and Estonian. After studying Russian and politics at London and Essex Universities and gaining his Institute of Linguists Diploma in translation with a distinction for literary translation, Matthew worked for fifteen years for the British government as a translator, research analyst, and diplomat, with postings in London, Moscow, and Tallinn (as deputy head of mission). Following that last posting Matthew chose to remain in Tallinn with his Estonian partner and baby son, where he plays the double bass and translates.


Articles by Matthew Hyde

Jackdaw on a Snowdrift
By Andrei Ivanov
For two weeks I felt like I was wrapped in barbed wire.
Translated from Russian by Matthew Hyde
A Dog’s Life
By Eeva Park
He was old and filthy and probably hadn’t eaten for some time.
Translated from Estonian by Matthew Hyde