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Anna Paterson

Anna Paterson was born in Vaxjo in south-west Sweden, and has spent most of her professional life as a medical academic in England, the Netherlands and Scotland. She now works as a medical research consultant, writer and literary translator from the Germanic languages into English. She won the prestigious Bernard Shaw Prize for Literary Translation in 2000 for her translation from Swedish of Forest of Hours by Kerstin Ekman, and her English translation of A House in Istria by Swedish writer and journalist Richard Swartz is due to be published by New Directions this year. Her book Scotland's Landscape: Endangered Icon (2001) is a study of landscape, identity and green policy in Scotland, which draws comparisons with northern Europe. She lives in St Andrews on the east coast of Scotland.

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