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Martin Aitken

Martin Aitken has translated a score of books into English and Danish, including Janne Teller’s Nothing (Simon & Schuster/Atheneum and Strident Publishing) which received both a Printz Honor and a Batchelder Honor, the most prestigious awards for young adult fiction in the US. In 2012 he was awarded the American-Scandinavian Foundation’s Nadia Christensen Translation Prize. His translation of Pia Juul's The Murder of Halland was longlisted for The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2012 and for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 2014. Recent translations are The Elephant Keepers' Children by Peter Høeg (Harvill & Secker/Other Press), likewise longlisted for the IMPAC award in 2014, and Dorthe Nors' Karate Chop (Graywolf Press/A Public Space). He has also recently translated three crime thrillers by Nordic noir phenomenon Jussi Adler-Olsen for Penguin (Dutton in the US). Forthcoming work includes novels by Helle Helle (to be published in November 2014 by Harvill Secker) and Kim Leine (2015 by Atlantic Books). Martin Aitken lives in rural Denmark.

Books By Martin Aitken