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T J Binyon

T J Binyon was born in Leeds in 1936. He studied Russian at Exeter College, Oxford, with a year spent in Moscow. Later a teacher of Russian Literature at Oxford University, as Senior Research Fellow at Wadham College, he also regularly reviewed crime fiction for the Evening Standard and the TLS . He died in 2004, a year after his biography of Pushkin was awarded the prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize for Biography.