Alexey V. Zinov
Alexey V. Zinov was born in 1973 in St. Petersburg. In 1996 he graduated from the St. Petersburg State University majoring in Japanese philology. After graduation, he received a Japanese government scholarship and came to Japan to study at Hokkaido University, where he specialized in ancient Japanese literature. In 1998 he began his career as a professional Japanese-Russian translator. In 2005 he won the Grand Prix at the 5th Shizuoka International Translation Competition. He translated Mariko Koike's A Cappella, for JLPP.