Tiina Nunnally, Affiliate Faculty Member Earns Critical Acclaim

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Tiina Nunnally, affiliate faculty member in Scandinavian Studies, earns critical acclaim in the Wall Street Journal and the Times Literary Supplement for new translations of Sigrid Undset's Olav Audunssøn tetralogy.

From Brad Leithauser's review in the WSJ:

"In 1928 Sigrid Undset became only the third woman to receive the Nobel Prize in literature, awarded “principally for her powerful descriptions of Northern life during the Middle Ages.” Many assume that this commendation spoke mainly to Undset's popular trilogy, Kristin Lavransdatter, but it also referred to her four-book series, formerly known as The Master of Hestviken. These volumes, now retitled Olav Audunssøn, have now been resurrected in a magnificent translation by Tiina Nunnally, published by the University of Minnesota Press, beginning with “Olav Audunssøn I: Vows” in 2020, continuing with “Providence” and “Crossroads” in 2021 and 2022. Now the project is complete with the publication of “Olav Audunssøn IV: Winter.” For all these tales’ dark doings, which largely unfold on an isolated Norwegian fjord in the late 13th and early 14th centuries, Ms. Nunnally’s translation bears the luster of a newly sighted constellation."

See the full reviews here and here.

Congratulations, Tiina!!