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Lines Written in Illness
by Hjálmar frá Bólu (1796-1875) The long night has begun to bore me, body and soul are waning before me, here there is little of light and heat. A cold wind blows through my suit of ulcers, I dread the heaving to life through Christmas; but – perhaps of tha...
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The Smell of Snow
Pia Tafdrup's new collection Lugten af sne (The Smell of Snow) will be published by Gyldendal in May 2016.
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The Painter: excerpts
These are links to translated chapters from Ólafur Gunnarsson's  M á larinn (The Painter, 2012): Chapter 1  Chapter 3 Chapter 23  
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Essay Tour
I've translated a section from G ö sta Å gren's
latest collection, Dikter utan land (Schildts & S öderströms,
2015): A tour through the essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson
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171 Shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Email Print A n the summer of 1985, I spent two months in the city that used to be called ...
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The Sinner: excerpts
These are links to translated chapters from Ólafur Gunnarsson's novel Syndarinn (The Sinner, 2015) Chapter 1 Chapter 14 Chapter 23 Chapter 75 Chapter 76 Chapter 77
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Caught in the Act
by Pia Tafdrup The fish catches its food and itself is caught, has its
head cut off with a cracking sound, the smell of fish blood rises
while under the knife the fish still
twitches. The light bones and feathers lie scattered among grass and
stones, where ...
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The Painter and The Sinner
These books by Iceland's Ólafur Gunnarsson appeared from Forlagið in 2012 and 2015. Together they make up a single novel, called The Painter and The Sinner. Gunnarsson works in the shadow of the Icelandic sagas and the novels of Fyodor Dostoevsky , and this...
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The Painter
An excerpt from Ólafur Gunnarsson's 2012 novel Málarinn (The Painter) is available in my translation here .
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Gaga
My translation of Ólafur Gunnarsson's short novel Gaga is now available from Amazon as a Kindle e-book.
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I'm a literary translator and freelance editor based in Kent, England. Nordic poetry in Bloodaxe and Russian fiction in Penguin Classics.
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