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Peter Sherwood is a linguist and translator. He taught Hungarian language, linguistics and literature at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (now part of University College London) until 2007. From 2008 until 2014 he was László Birinyi, Sr., Distinguished Professor of Hungarian Language and Culture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His translations from Hungarian include the novels The Book of Fathers by Miklós Vámos (2006) and The Finno-Ugrian Vampire by Noémi Szécsi (2012), as well as stories by Ádám Bodor, Dezső Kosztolányi, Zsigmond Móricz, and many others, along with works of poetry, essays, and philosophy. With his wife, Julia Sherwood, he also translates from Slovak and Czech.