Annie Prime

Annie Prime

Summary

Creative Swedish to English translation.

Contact Details

E-Mail: aaprime.translation@gmail.com

Website: primetranslatrix.com

Biography

I am an award-winning translator of Swedish and Finland-Swedish literary fiction and non-fiction. Since receiving my MA in translation from University College London in 2013, I have worked continuously as a full-time literary translator.

I have worked on everything from The Moomins to brutal gangster noir to historical non-fiction, and I pride myself on my ability to adapt to different genres.

Among my published works are the award-winning books of The Red Abbey Chronicles trilogy by Maria Turtschaninoff, winner of the GLLI Translated Young Adult Book of 2020, and twice nominated for the Marsh Award for Translation, the CILIP Carnegie Medal, and the International Dublin Literary Award. My translation of Slugger by Martin Holmén was also shortlisted for the Dagger Award for crime fiction.

My background in academia has fortified me with a sound understanding of philosophical, social anthropological and theoretical texts, particularly those regarding feminist issues and linguistics. I am passionate about intersectional social justice and global issues regarding human rights, animal rights, economics and environmentalism.

As a native English speaker and trained creative writer, I am highly sensitive to metaphor, imagery, structure and voice. My preferred texts are those with a touch of magic and mystery; where the words point to an unspoken underlying truth. For this reason I especially enjoy fantasy, mythology, horror, crime, children’s and young adult fiction, sci-fi, philosophy, and esotericism. I also like a challenge and enjoy being creative with humour, wordplay and rhyme.

In conclusion, I delve where some translators fear to tread – and have a lot of fun along the way.

Selected Publications

Moomintroll Sets SailCecilia, Davidsson. Moomintroll Sets Sail.

Pan Macmillan, 2021.

Picture book re-telling of a Tove Jansson classic. Fourth instalment of the five-book Back to Jansson series.

The Invisible Guest in MoominvalleyCecilia, Davidsson. The Invisible Guest in Moominvalley.

Pan Macmillan, 2020.

Picture book re-telling of a Tove Jansson classic. Third instalment of the five-book Back to Jansson series.

The Secret Life of FartsMarlin, Klingenberg. The Secret Life of Farts.

Pushkin Children's, 2020.

Hilarious children's picture book with rhyming verse.

Stories from MoominvalleyAlex, Haridi. Stories from Moominvalley.

Pan Macmillan, 2019.

Picture book re-telling of classic Tove Jansson tales. Second instalment of the five-book Back to Jansson series.

The UndeadEgerkrans, Johan. The Undead.

B. Wahlströms, 2019.

Illustrated anthology of mythical monsters and legends surrounding death and the undead from cultures around the world.

Maresi Red MantleTurtschaninoff, Maria. Maresi Red Mantle.

Pushkin Press, 2019.

YA feminist fantasy fiction. Third instalment of The Red Abbey Chronicles.

Christmas Comes to MoominvalleyHaridi, Alex. Christmas Comes to Moominvalley.

Pan Macmillan, 2018.

Picture book re-telling of a Tove Jansson classic. First instalment of the five-book Back to Jansson series.

SluggerHolmen, Martin. Slugger.

Pushkin Press, 2018.

Brutal gangster noir set in 1930s Stockholm. Third instalment of the Stockholm Trilogy.

My Little SmallStark, Ulf. My Little Small.

Enchanted Lion Press, 2018.

Swedish children’s picture book. Honoured as one of World Literature Today’s 75 Notable Translations of 2018.

The Grand ExpeditionAdbage, Emma. The Grand Expedition.

Enchanted Lion Press, 2017.

Swedish children’s picture book.

Koko & BoAdbage, Lisen. Koko & Bo.

Enchanted Lion Press, 2017.

Swedish children’s picture book.

NaondelTurtschaninoff, Maria. Naondel.

Pushkin Press, 2017.

Feminist YA fantasy fiction. Nominated for the 2018 CILIP Carnegie Medal, and the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award. Second instalment of The Red Abbey Chronicles.

MaresiTurtschaninoff, Maria. Maresi.

Pushkin Press, 2016.

Feminist YA fantasy fiction. Nominated for the 2017 CILIP Carnegie Medal, and long-listed for the Marsh Award for translation. First instalment of The Red Abbey Chronicles.