Peter Sherwood is a translator and scholar. He taught at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, from 1972 to 2007. From 2008 until his retirement in 2014 he was László Birinyi, Sr., Distinguished Professor of Hungarian Language and Culture in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His translations from the Hungarian include collections of essays by Béla Hamvas and Antal Szerb, as well as several novels, most recently Ádám Bodor’s The Birds of Verhovina. In 2020 he won the Árpád Tóth Prize for Translation.