Tiina Nunnally

Kristin Lavransdatter
  • Kristin Lavransdatter

  • '[Sigrid Undset] should be the next Elena Ferrante' -Slate

    The Nobel Prize-winning masterpiece by Norway's literary master

    Kristin Lavransdatter is the epic story of one woman's life in fourteenth-century Norway, from childhood to death. Sensitive and rebellious Kristin is sent to a convent as a girl, where she meets the charming but irresponsible Erlend. Defying her parents' wishes to pursue her own desires, she marries and raises seven sons. However, her husband's political ambitions threaten catastrophe for the family, and the couple become increasingly estranged as the world around them tumbles into uncertainty.

    With its captivating heroine and emotional potency, Kristin Lavransdatter is the masterwork of Norway's most beloved author and, in Nunnally's exquisite translation, a story that continues to enthral.

Tiina Nunnally is an award-winning translator (from Danish, Norwegian and Swedish) and novelist. She was awarded the prestigious PEN Translation Prize in 2001 for her translation of the third volume of Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter, and her translations of Hans Christian Andersen and Tove Ditlevsen for Penguin Classics have been widely praised.

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