Francis R. Jones is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at Newcastle University, specialising in translation studies. He studied modern and medieval languages at the University of Cambridge, modern Serbo-Croat poetry at the University of Sarajevo, and applied linguistics at the University of Reading. He has published many books of European poetry in translation from Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian (Mak Dizdar, Skender Kulenović, Ivan V. Lalić, Vasko Popa, Skenderija Saša), Hungarian (Miklós Radnóti), Russian (Vyacheslav Kupriyanov) and Dutch (Hans Faverey, Esther Jansma from Bloodaxe, Dirk Van Bastelaere). He has also worked on a wide range of other Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Dutch, Flemish and Dutch Caribbean Creole poets, from the 14th to the 21st century, for anthologies, poetry journals, festival publications and seminars. His translations have won a number of UK and international prizes; he is the only translator to have won the UK's biennial European Poetry Translation Prize twice (outright in 1991, and jointly with David Constantine in 1997).
Books by Francis R. Jones