Index on Censorship is sad to announce the death of Sally Laird on 15 July 2010. Born in 1956, Laird was USSR editor for Index on Censorship between June 1986 and November 1988 and went on to become editor in chief until August 1989. During her time at Index she used her Oxford and Harvard education and knowledge of Soviet affairs to contribute regularly to the magazine on the topic of the USSR. Laird left Index to concentrate on her personal work and went onto translate a series of Russian novels. Later she co-authoredTill my Tale is Told: Women’s Memoirs of the Gulag and wrote Voices of Russian Literature: Interviews with Ten Contemporary Writers.
Obituary to follow