Dick Davis (translator)

Dick Davis
Born (1945-04-18) 18 April 1945
Citizenship British
Alma mater University of Manchester (Ph.D.)
Occupation Scientist, Writer
Employer Ohio State University

Dick Davis FRSL is a British poet, and translator. He is professor emeritus of Persian at Ohio State University. He has written scholarly works on both English and Persian literature, as well as eight volumes of his own poetry, and been the recipient of numerous academic and literary awards, including both the Ingram Merrill and Heinemann awards for poetry. His publications include volumes of poetry and verse translation chosen as books of the year by The Sunday Times (UK) in 1989; The Daily Telegraph (UK) in 1989; The Economist (UK) in 2002; The Washington Post in 2010, and The Times Literary Supplement (UK) in 2013. He has published numerous book-length verse translations from medieval Persian, most recently, Faces of Love: Hafez and the Poets of Shiraz (2012). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and has been called, by The Times Literary Supplement, “our finest translator from Persian”.


He graduated from University of Cambridge. In 1970, he taught at the University of Tehran. He left Iran in November 1978.[1]

He was Bita Daryabari Professor of Persian Letters at Stanford University.[2]




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