LIBERTY PRIZE – 2008
A native of St. Petersburg and resident of the Bronx, Vladimir Gandelsman has authored nine poetry books and translated volumes by Wallace Stevens, James Merrill and Dr. Seuss, among others. He is also editor-in-chief of Ars Interpres, a publication dedicated to the translation of contemporary American poetry.
Dmitry Muratov is editor-in-chief of "Novaya Gazeta", the only truly critical newspaper with national influence in Russia today. He founded the paper in 1993 and is still its driving force.