ASF Translation Prize to Paul Norlen

Graduate of the department and Affiliate Assistant Professor Paul Norlen, Ph.D. has been awarded the 25th annual American-Scandinavian Foundation Translation Prize for his English rendition of portions of A Toast to Your Ashes: The Life of the Poet Bellman from Beginning to End by the Swedish author Ernst Brunner.

The committee praised him for being “always accurate and extremely knowledgeable” and said “the English version is as entertainingand gripping as the Swedish original.” Mr. Norlen’s translation already has a committed publisher, Canongate in Edinburgh, Scotland.