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Frederika Randall

Translator, Italian
Frederika Randall grew up near Pittsburgh and lived in Italy for more than 30 years, until her death in May 2020. A journalist and translator from Italian, she wrote cultural reportage for numerous US and Italian publications. She translated the epic novel of the Risorgimento, Ippolito Nievo’s Confessions of An Italian, fiction by Guido Morselli, Luigi Meneghello, Giacomo Sartori, Ottavio Cappellani, Helena Janeczek, Igiaba Scego, and Davide Orecchio, and three volumes of nonfiction by historian Sergio Luzzatto. Awards included a PEN/Heim grant, and with Luzzatto, the Cundill Prize for Historical Literature.