David Connolly, translator of the poetry of the Greek poet Yannis Kondos, was born in Sheffield, England. He studied Ancient Greek at the University of Lancaster and Medieval and Modern Greek Literature at Trinity College, Oxford. He holds a doctoral degree in the theory and practice of Literary Translation from the University of East Anglia. A naturalized Greek, he has lived in Greece since 1979 and has taught translation at undergraduate and post-graduate level for many years at a number of university institutions in Greece and the UK. He has written extensively on the theory and practice of literary translation and on Greek Literature in general and has published some fifteen books of translations from the work of major Greek poets and novelists. His translations have received awards in Greece, England, and the USA.