Ursel Allenstein – Translator of the Month for March 2018

Our March translator of the month is German Ursel Allenstein. She has translated the book topped Germany’s bestseller list in 2017, namely Maja Lunde’s The History of Bees. Ursel is currently translating the novel Blue, which is the latest book in Maja Lunde’s so-called Climate Quartet – and during the Leipzig Book Fair last week, Blue was the starting point for a televised interview with Maja Lunde on “The Blue Sofa,” (Das Blaue Sofa), Germany’s most famous literary institution. Ursel has received several awards for her translations from both Norwegian, Swedish and Danish.

Allenstein, ursel photo kathrin spirk
Photo: Kathrin Spirk.

Read more about Ursel here.

Those of you who understand Norwegian can read the interview here.

See other translators interviewed in the series here.