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Nunnally Wins Prestigious Translation Prize

Submitted by Arts & Sciences Web Team on April 7, 2003 - 6:34pm

Tiina Nunnally, affiliate member of the faculty, has won the prestigious Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, Britain’s leading award for novels translated into English. She was awarded for her translation of Per Olov Enquist’s The Visit of the Royal Physician.

Nunnally is considered the foremost translator of Scandinavian literature to English. She won the PEN translation prize for her rendering of Sigrid Undset’s Nobel Prize winning novel Kristen Lavransdatter in 2001. She translated Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg and Linn Ullmann’s debut novel Before You Sleep.