Brian Boyd, University Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, has published on American, Brazilian, English, Greek, Irish, New Zealand and Russian literature, from Homer to the present and from child to adult, and on biography, comics, drama, essays, fiction, film, literary theory, poetry, philosophy, science, and translation. His writing has appeared in eighteen languages and has won awards in four continents.
He has worked especially on Vladimir Nabokov, as annotator (see AdaOnline, http://www.ada.auckland.ac.nz/), archivist, bibliographer, biographer, consultant, critic, donor, editor, expert witness, historian, lecturer, lepidopterist, museum advisor, negotiator, reviewer, supervisor, teacher, translator. Most recent: Letters to Véra, co-edited and co-translated with Olga Voronina.
He also works on literature and evolution, including his recent Why Lyrics Last: Evolution, Cognition, and Shakespeare's Sonnets (Harvard University Press, 2012).
His other Shakespeare work includes Words That Count (University of Delaware Press, 2004).
He is currently researching and writing Karl Popper: A Life.
For key publications, see http://www.arts.auckland.ac.nz/staff/index.cfm?P=3566