Born in London in 1942, Anthony Rudolf is the author of a memoir The Arithmetic of Memory and has recently completed a second volume, Like the Picture of Somebody Reading. He wrote the first extended study in English of Primo Levi. As a literary essayist, Rudolf has ranged widely: from Balzac and Byron to F.T. Prince and Borges.
He has written a book of prose fables, The Mermaid from the Azores, which awaits publication. He has also written on visual artists, including R.B. Kitaj (National Gallery, 2001). He has translated several books of poetry from French and Russian, and has edited various anthologies, including two special issues of the Second Series of MPT. His reviews, articles, poems, translations, obituaries and interviews with writers have appeared in numerous journals. Rudolf is an occasional broadcaster on radio and television and founder of Menard Press. His most recent book is Zigzag: five prose/verse sequences.