Helena Vidal (Moscow, USSR, 1946) is a translator and author of several studies on Russian language and literature.
The daughter of exiled Republican teachers, she studied Spanish Philology at the University of Barcelona, combining this with studies in Russian Philology in Aix-en-Provence and Moscow. A specialist in language education in general, and Russian in particular, she was a lecturer in Russian Language and Literature at the University of Barcelona from 1978 to 2009.
She has combined her university work with translating the works of the great Russian authors. In 2012, she was awarded the Serra d'Or Critics' Prize for her translation of Osip Mandelstam's Journey to Armenia (Armènia en prosa i en vers). She has also published articles and prologues on Russian literature as well as Russian-language study guides.
Web page: Francesc Viñas for AELC.
Initial photograph: © Ana Portnoy. Photographs from the author' family files (see Ramionet Lloveras, Enric: August Vidal entre Llagostera i Moscou [August Vidal between Llagostera and Moscow] Llagostera: Ajuntament de Llagostera, 2011).