John D. Rutherford
John David Rutherford (born St Albans, 1941 and educated at the independent Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School) MA, D.Phil is an Emeritus Fellow (2008) of The Queen's College, Oxford, a Hispanist and an award-winning novelist and translator from Spanish to English.
He has been Praelector in Spanish, Laming Resident Fellow, and Secretary of the Laming Committee.
Rutherford lectured on medieval, Golden Age and modern Spanish literature, and modern Spanish-American literature. His interests include Galician studies, and the theory and practice of literary translation. He was decorated by King Juan Carlos of Spain for his 2005 translation of Leopoldo Alas (‘Clarín’)'s La Regenta, the first translation into English of the book.
A past president of the International Association of Galician Studies (AEIG) from 1994 to 1997, Rutherford is the Director of the Centre for Galician Studies at the University of Oxford and belongs to the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland. He is an honorary member of the Real Academia Gallega (Royal Galician Academy).
- As frechas de ouro (Editorial Galaxia, 2004)
- Breve historia del pícaro preliterario (Universidade de Vigo, 2001)
- The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (Penguin Classics, 2000)
- La Regenta by Leopoldo Alas (Penguin Classics, 2005)
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