Elaine Feinstein is a poet, translator, novelist, playwright and biographer. Her last collection, The Clinic, Memory (Carcanet) combines new poems with a ‘best of’, bringing together over half a century’s worth of work. During the podcast, Feinstein discusses anti-semitism, Donald Trump, Don Quixote and translating poetry.
Born in Bootle in 1930, Feinstein grew up in Leicester. She has written 14 novels, many radio plays, television dramas and five biographies, including Pushkin (1998) and Ted Hughes: The Life of a Poet (2001). She has served as a judge for the Gregory Awards, the Independent Foreign Fiction Award, the Costa Poetry Prize and the Rossica Award for Literature translated from Russian, and in 1995 was chairman of the judges for the T. S. Eliot Prize.
Image: V. Carew Hunt, courtesy of Carcanet.