Dr. Carol Garrard graduated from William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. After teaching for 10 years in the Virginia Community College system, she married John in 1979. Together they have co-authored 3 books, the last of which was Russian Orthodoxy Resurgent: Faith & Power in the New Russia (Princeton University Press, 2008 and Oxford, England, 2009). and co-edited World War II and the Soviet People (St. Martin's Press: 1993). Their biography of Vasily Grossman, The Bones of Berdichev: The Life & Fate of Vasily Grossman (The Free Press, 1996) was translated into Italian and republished by Marietta 1820 in 2009 as Le Ossa de Berdichev: La Vita e il Destino de Vasilij Grossman. It won the 2009 Giovanni Comisso Prize for biography/history.
In addition to writing, Dr. Garrard teaches for OASIS, a national organization for adult education.