Brian was born in Southampton in 1932 and spent his adult life near London, until moving to the
shade of Salisbury Cathedral in October 2006. After studying
French & German at Oxford he followed a career in business as a senior executive in three
multi-national groups. After retirement he set up an accountancy practice, which traded until
2000, after which he started Brindin Press - with this web-site.
In 1994 his first published work was a translation of Pablo Neruda's "The Captain's Verses", published by Anvil Press and reprinted seven times (so far!). In 2000 Arc Publications published "Anthracite", a selection of translations from the Italian of Bartolo Cattafi - this collection was a "Recommended Translation" by the Poetry Book Society. In August 2001 Brindin Press published his translations of Circe Maia under the title "Yesterday a Eucalyptus", which was also chosen Recommended Translation by the PBS and awarded second prize by the BCLA/BCLT. In 2003 he won another second prize in this competition (now The John Dryden Translation Prize) for Pablo Neruda's "Twenty Poems and a Song of Despair". In May 2005 the Town Council of Barcellona in Sicily awarded him the "Premio Cattafi" for "Anthracite".
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