A. Colin Wright was raised in England, learning Russian during National Service in the Royal Air Force. He read modern languages (French, German, and Russian) at Cambridge University, with a Ph.D. on the twentieth-century Russian novelist and playwright, Mikhail Bulgakov. In 1963–64, he studied at the Herzen Pedagogical Institute (now University) in Leningrad (St. Petersburg). He came to Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, in 1964, where he taught Russian language and literature until his retirement in 1999. He has published widely academically, with numerous articles on Russian and comparative literature. His major book on Bulgakov was published by the University of Toronto Press. Other publications include a novel and a collection of stories. He also writes plays, and acts and directs in the local theatre. (See for all of this: http://www.acolinwright.ca, http://www.sardiniansilver.com, http://www.cupboardfulofshoes.com, and http://www.authorsden.com/acolinwright.)
He and his wife still live in Kingston. They have two sons and four grandchildren.