Published late this past autumn, A Russian Jew of Bloomsbury: The Life and Times of Samuel Koteliansky (McGill-Queens University Press) is University of Washington professor and chair of the Slavic Studies and Languages Department Galya Diment's revelatory biography of a key figure in the Bloomsbury literary circle that included Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Katherine Mansfield, H.G. Wells, Dilys Powell, D.H. Lawrence, and many more. His roles included translating a number of Russian classics for the Woolfs' Hogarth Press. "Part biography, part cultural history ... the book teems with vivid vignettes of the emotionally complicated Koteliansky, his close friend D.H. Lawrence ... and many more. A fascinating read for lovers of literature, culture, history, and personality." – Brian Boyd.