Tiina Nunnally


1952 –


Who is Tiina Nunnally?

Tiina Nunnally is an American author and translator.

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 1969-70. She received her MA in 1976 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a PhC 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. Since 2002 she has lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her husband Steven T. Murray, both full-time freelance literary translators.

Nunnally is an award-winning 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".

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Aug 7, 1952
United States of America
  • United States of America
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

on July 23, 2013


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