Dick Davis

Dick Davis was born in Portsmouth in 1945 and received his education at Cambridge University (BA and MA in English Literature) and Manchester University (PhD in English Literature). in Persian Literature from the Middle Ages). In 2012, he stepped down as Professor of Persian and Chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Ohio State University. He has written academic studies on American and Iranian literature, translations from Italian (prose) and Persian (prose and verse), and collections of his own poetry as an author, translator, or editor.