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Steven T. Murray is a translator from Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and German. His numerous translations include the bestselling Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson (Random House), which he published under the pseudonym Reg Keeland. He lives in New Mexico with his co-translator and wife, Tiina Nunnally.
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Tiina Nunnally has translated over forty books from the Scandinavian languages into English, including three novels by Klas Östergren: Gentlemen, Gangsters, and The Hurricane Party. She has won numerous prizes for her work, including the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize. Her translation of The Royal Physician's Visit by Per Olov Enquist was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2003. She has also held a Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.
November 8, 2011

From Smilla to Salander: An Odyssey in Translating Nordic Crime Fiction

Commonwealth Club | 595 Market Street | San Francisco, CA

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Join us for a conversation with the top American translators of Scandinavian crime novels, Steven T. Murray (aka Reg Keeland) and Tiina Nunnally. The couple will talk about translation, their long career in the field, the differences in translating from various languages, the Stieg Larsson phenomenon (and controversy), and much more.

The couple have been producing award-winning translations since 1984, including books by Henning Mankell, Peter Høeg, Camilla Läckberg, and Mari Jungstedt. Murray is the translator of the Stieg Larsson Millennium Trilogy, and Tiina is known for translating another runaway bestseller (from the Danish), Smilla’s Sense of Snow. The couple will be interviewed by the acclaimed host of West Coast Live, Sedge Thomson.

Following the event, join us for an exclusive reception in the beautiful Book Club of California to chat with special guests Steven T. Murray and Tiina Nunnally. Proceeds from the VIP reception fundraiser will go to benefit the Center’s programs in publishing, events, and student education.

Translator
Steven T. Murray is a translator from Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, and German. His numerous translations include the bestselling Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson (Random House), which he published under the pseudonym Reg Keeland. He lives in New Mexico with his co-translator and wife, Tiina Nunnally.
Translator
Tiina Nunnally has translated over forty books from the Scandinavian languages into English, including three novels by Klas Östergren: Gentlemen, Gangsters, and The Hurricane Party. She has won numerous prizes for her work, including the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize. Her translation of The Royal Physician's Visit by Per Olov Enquist was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2003. She has also held a Translation Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.