Anatoly was born in Moscow in 1954 of a Polish father and half-Irish mother. He lived in Russia and in Germany (between 1999 and 2002). Since 2002 he has been based in Dublin.
A former Samizdat author, he was blacklisted in 1979, and first saw his work published in 1989. Since then, he has published two novels, two novellas and a number of short stories. Seven collections of his Russian poems appeared in Moscow; they were followed by three collections of his English poems: "Shadow of Time" (Goldsmith Press, Ireland, 2005), "Morning at Mount Ring" (DOGHOUSE, 2007) and "Capering Moons" (DOGHOUSE, 2011). His anthology of contemporary Russian poetry in English translation entitled "A Night in the Nabokov Hotel" was published by Dedalus Press, Ireland, in 2006. His anthology of haiku poetry from Ireland titled "Bamboo Dreams" was published by DOGHOUSE in 2012.
He was the founder and first President of the Russian Poetry Society. From 1999 till 2004 he was on the Board of Directors of the International Federation of Poetry Associations, UNESCO. Poet, fiction writer and literary translator, he is a member of the Russian Writers' Union, chairman of the Irish Haiku Society and editor of Shamrock Haiku Journal (http://shamrockhaiku.webs.com).
In 2005 he was shortlisted for the Robert Graves Poetry Award; in 2008 he won the Suruga Baika Prize for his haiku (Japan), in 2010 was awarded the David Burliuk Prize (Russia), and in 2012 won the Vladimir Devide Haiku Award (Japan). His work has been translated into twelve European languages, and he gave readings at various international literary festivals.
Anatoly's DOGHOUSE Publications: