Tiina Nunnally

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Tiina Nunnally
Born (1952-08-07) August 7, 1952 (age 69)
Spouse(s) Steven T. Murray

Tiina Nunnally (born August 7, 1952) is an American author and translator.


Early life and education

Nunnally was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and St. Louis Park, Minnesota. She was an AFS exchange student to Århus, Denmark in 1969 and 1970. She received an MA in 1976 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a PhC [ citation needed ] from the University of Washington in 1979. She has a long association with the Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Washington, but she is not a salaried faculty member.[ citation needed ]


Nunnally is a translator of Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish, who sometimes uses the pseudonym Felicity David when edited into UK English. Her translation of Kristin Lavransdatter III: The Cross by Sigrid Undset won the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize in 2001, and Peter Høeg's Smilla's Sense of Snow won the American Translators Association's Lewis Galantière Prize.

Her first novel, Maija, won a Governor's Writers Award from the State of Washington in 1996. Since then two more of her novels have been published.

The Swedish Academy honored Nunnally in 2009 with a special award for her contributions to "the introduction of Swedish culture abroad". [1]

Personal life

Since 2002 she has lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her husband Steven T. Murray, both full-time freelance literary translators.

Selected translations

Honors and awards

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  1. "Svenska Akademiens pris för introduktion av svensk kultur utomlands" (in Swedish). Swedish Academy. December 20, 2009. Retrieved November 21, 2017.