Kevin Windle was born in London and attended Kent College, Canterbury, England. He then studied modern languages at the University of Liverpool and later undertook a Ph.D. in Slavic Studies at McGill University in Montreal. He has been a lecturer in Russian at the University of Queensland and is currently an associate professor at The Australian National University, where he teaches Translation Studies and Russian in the School of Language Studies. He has translated fiction, drama, literary biography, and texts in linguistics and ancient history from various languages for the University of Queensland Press, Routledge-Harwood, Oxford University Press, Edinburgh University Press and others, and published numerous articles on the early history of the Russian community in Queensland.
In 2008 ANU Press published the following volume, jointly edited with David Lovell: Our Unswerving Loyalty: a documentary survey of relations between the Communist Party of Australia and Moscow 1920-1940.
His most recent major publication is The Oxford Handbook of Translation Studies, edited by Kevin Windle and Kirsten Malmkjær (February 2011).
His monograph, Red Flag Flying: Captain Zuzenko and the Workers of Australia and the World, will be published by Australian Scholarly Publishing in 2011.