Sasha Dugdale

Sasha Dugdale is a poet, playwright, and translator. Her sixth book of poetry, The Strongbox, was published by Carcanet Press in 2024. Deformations (Carcanet Press, 2020) was short-listed for both the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Derek Walcott Poetry Prize. Her long poem “Joy” won the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem of 2016. 

Dugdale’s translation of Maria Stepanova’s novel In Memory of Memory (New Directions, 2021) was short-listed for the International Booker Prize and won the MLA-Roth Translation Award. Dugdale has translated two of Stepanova’s poetry collections, including Holy Winter 20/21 (New Directions, 2024), and work by a number of Russian-language women poets, such as Elena Shvarts and Marina Tsvetaeva. For many years, Dugale specialized in translating Russian-language new writing for theaters in the United Kingdom and the United States, including the Public Theater in New York City as well as the U.K.’s Royal Court Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company. 

Dugdale is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.