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Isaac Sligh

Isaac Sligh is Assistant Editor of The New Criterion. He served as the magazine’s eighth Hilton Kramer Fellow in Criticism. Isaac studied English literature at Sewanee: The University of the South and wrote a thesis on the works of the seventeenth-century Royalist poet Robert Herrick. After graduating, Isaac served as the head curator of the Ralston Listening Library and Archive in Sewanee, TN, one of the nation’s largest collections of recorded classical music and a charitably endowed venue for audiophile listening. He is currently translating a novel with his wife by the bestselling Russian author Viktor Pelevin, for which they received a 2020 RusTrans Award for Russian-to-English Translation from the University of Exeter. Isaac has lived and traveled in the Caucasus and usually writes on classical music, Renaissance poetry, and Eastern European culture.

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