Rosamund Bartlett is a cultural historian with expertise in Russian literature, music, and art.  She has a particular interest in European Modernism, opera, and the intersection between politics, history and the arts, and has lectured on these subjects at universities and public institutions around the world.  Her books include Wagner and Russia and Tolstoy: A Russian Life.  She has also written a biography of Chekhov, and published translations of his short stories and letters.  Her new translation of Anna Karenina was published in 2014.  

She is a Trustee of the Anton Chekhov Foundation, for which is she currently overseeing the Early Chekhov Translation Project.  The Anton Chekhov’s Garden project was launched with a show garden at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2018

with Anna Benn, designer of Anton Chekhov’s Garden, and Dr. Michael Dixon, project partner, at the close of the 2nd Plant Medicine Conference, College of Medicine and Integrated Health, 2018 (photograph courtesy of Barbara Segall)