The American-Scandinavian Foundation

Past ASF Translation Prize Winners

1980 Anselm Hollo Finnish poetry by Pentti Saarakoski from Collected Poems (1978) and other works (Toothpaste Press)
  Jack Brondum
short stories from Complete Freedom (1944) by Tove Ditlevsen (Subsequently published by Curbstone Press, 1982)
1981 Kathleen Osgood Dana Finnish excerpts from the novel Here Beneath the Northern Star (1959-62) by Väino Linna
  Lucia Moburg Swedish lyrics from Frida's Book (1922) by Birger Sjöberg
1982 Kjersti Board Swedish excerpts from The Plough and the Sword (1975), a novel by Theodor Kallifatides
  Susanna Nied Danish poem, alfabet, (1981) by Inger Christensen
1983 No award made    
Tiina Nunnally
excerpts from Childhood (1967), a novel by Tove Ditlevsen
(Subsequently published by Seal Press, 1985, under the title, Early Spring)
John F. West
excerpts from The Good Hope (1983), a novel by William Heinesen (Faroe Islands) (To be published by New Amsterdam Books, 1991)
Stephen Klass
Leif Sjöberg
the first 29 poems of Aniara: A Review of Man in Time and Space (1974) by Harri Martinson (To be published by Verkerum in 1991)
Robert Bjork
excerpts from Land of Wooden Gods (1940), a historical trilogy by Jan Fridegård (Subsequently published by the University of Nebraska Press, 1990)
Frankie Shackelford
excerpt from The Ferry Crossing (1974), a novel in nynorsk by Edvard Hoem (Subsequently published by Garland Publishers, 1990)
Anselm Hollo
excerpt from Selected Poems by Paavo Haavikko (1949-1987) (Subsequently published by Carcanet Press)
1990 Roger Greenwald Norwegian poetry from Through Naked Branches (1946-1970) by Tarjei Vesaas
1991 Erik Thygesen Swedish excerpt from Modus Vivendi, selected prose of Gunnar Ekelöf
Rika Lesser
excerpt from: A Child is Not a Knife: Selected Poems of Göran Sonnevi (Subsequently published by Princeton University Press, 1993)

Aili and Austin Flint Finnish

excerpts from: A Congregation of Birds by Marja-Liisa Vartio

1993 Ritva Poom Finnish selected short stories by Raija Siekkinen
  Richard Impola Finnish Mathematical Beings by Leena Krohn
1994 Kirsten Seaver Norwegian excerpt from Love's Comedy, a play by Henrik Ibsen
  William Halverson Norwegian The New Water (1987) by Roy Jacobsen (Subsequently published by Peer Gynt Press, 1997)
1995 Sonia Wichmann Finland excerpt from Chitambo, a novel by Hagar Olsson
  Roger Greenwald Norwegian

selected poems (1980, 1987) by Paal-Helge Haugen (Subsequently published by the Sun & Moon Press, 1997, under the title,  Wintering With The Light)

1996 Roger Greenwald Danish selected lyric poems by Pia Tafdrup
  Sverre Lyngstad Dano-Nowegian

Tired Men (1891) by Arne Garborg Norwegian (Subsequently published by Northwestern University Press, 1999, under the title, Weary Men)

1997 Rose-Marie Oster Swedish The Knivethrower's Woman, a poem by Kerstin Ekman
  Verne Moberg Swedish Aunt Blossom, a play by Kristina Lugn
1998 Thom Satterlee Danish selected poems of Henrik Nordbrandt
  Joel Tompkins Swedish selected short stories by Per Olof Sundman
1999 Pétur Knútsson Icelandic selected poems by Árni Ibsen
  Anastazia Little Danish selected autobiographical writings of Hans Christian Andersen
2000 Lotta M. Löfgren Swedish selected poems by August Strindberg
  Jon Stewart Danish philosophical texts by Johan Ludvig Heiberg
2001 Philip Roughton Icelandic Iceland's Bell by Halldór Laxness
  Patrick Phillips Danish selected poems by Paul la Cour
2002 Rika Lesser Swedish Mozart's Third Brain by Goran Sönnevi
  Stina Katchadourian Swedish selected poems from Tua Forsström's After Spending a Night among Horses.
2003 Katarina Tucker Swedish Jerusalem's Night by Sven Delblanc
  Britt Tippins Danish Bonsai by Kirsten Thorup
2004 Paul Norlen Swedish A Toast to Your Ashes:The Life of the Poet Bellman from Beginning to End by Ernst Brunner
  Ingrid Lansford Danish Love Stories from Many Lands by Meir Aron Goldschmidt.
2005 Marilyn Nelson Danish The Thirteenth Month by Inge Pedersen
  Margareta Horiba Swedish The Girl in Tails by Hjalmar Bergman
2006 Victoria Häggblom-Arrias Swedish The Fog of Everything by Bruno K. Öijer
  Eva Allison Swedish Splendorville by Ellen Mattson
2007 Michele Simeon Finnish The Position of the Sun by Ranya Paasonen
  Naomi Lebowitz Danish Lucky Per by Henrik Pontoppidan
2008 Patrick Phillips Danish Katedral by Henrik Nordbrandt
2009 Tara Chace Norwegian All Children are Made of Fire by Nicolai Houm
  Sean Hughes Danish Cars and Animals: Short Stories by Helle Helle
2010 Steven Finney Norwegian

Into the Mountain by Ingvar Ambjørnson

2011 Michael Meigs Swedish The Dean by Lars Gustafsson
2012 Martin Aitken Danish Hildegard, by Anne-Lise Marstrand-Jorgensen
  Misha Hoekstra Danish You Disappear by Christian Jungersen
2013 Randi Ward Faroese Planks by Tóroddur Poulsen
  Sola O'Connell Icelandic selected poems by Gyrðir Elíasson

Jonell Lockhart Kristensen

Danish selected poems by Thorkild Bjørnvig

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