The Bulgarian literary translator Eva Kaneva is the recipient of NORLA’s 2015 Translator’s Award for her translations from Norwegian into Bulgarian. The announcement was made on 1 October, just after International Translation Day and the feast of St Jerome. The award, now in its tenth year, is given annually to a translator of Norwegian literature and was established to raise awareness of the contribution made by foreign translators.

Eva Kaneva (photo: Kalo Kanev) (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.norla_ NULL.oct15 NULL.jpeg)
Eva Kaneva (photo: Kalo Kanev)

Eva Kaneva (born 1985, Dobrich) holds a master’s degree in Scandinavian Studies from Sofia University. Despite her young age she is the author of more than twenty translations. Among the authors she has translated are Henrik Ibsen, Sigrid Undset, Karin Fossum, Anne Holt, Jo Nesbø, Hilde Hagerup and Endre Lund Eriksen. Her translation of Sigrid Undset’s historical saga Kristin Lavransdatter has been widely acclaimed.

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NORLA’s Translator’s Award 2015 goes to Bulgarian literary translator Eva Kaneva
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