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Anthea Bell (1936-) Biography - Awards, Honors, Sidelights - Personal, Career, Member, Writings

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Born 1936, in Sudbury, Suffolk, England; Education: Somerville College, Oxford University, B.A., 1957; Oxford University, M.A., 1962. Hobbies and other interests: Breeding Birman cats, gardening, cooking.


Freelance translator, adapter, and writer, 1958—. Judge, annual Schlegel-Tieck German translation prize in England.


Translators Association (England).


FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS


(Adapter) The Great Menagerie, Kestrel (London, England), 1979 (originally published in German by J. F. Schreiber).

(Adapter) Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid, illustrated by Chihiro Iwasaki, Picture Book Studio (Natick, MA), 1984.

(Reteller) Hans Christian Andersen, The Emperor's New Clothes, illustrated by Dorothée Duntze, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1986 (originally published as Des Kaisers neue Kleider).

(Reteller) Swan Lake: A Traditional Folktale (adaptation of Tchaikovsky's Lebedinoe ozero), illustrated by Chihiro Iwasaki, Picture Book Studio (Natick, MA), 1986.

(Reteller) The Wise Queen, illustrated by Chihiro Iwasaki, Picture Book Studio (Natick, MA), 1986.

(Adapter) George MacDonald, Little Daylight, illustrated by Dorothée Duntze, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1987.

(Adapter) Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Golden Goose, illustrated by Dorothée Duntze, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1988 (originally published as Die goldene Gans).

(Adapter) Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Goose Girl, illustrated by Sabine Bruntjen, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1988.

(Reteller) Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Jack in Luck, illustrated by Tharlet, Picture Book Studio (Natick, MA), 1992.

(Editor) Charles Dickens, David Copperfield, illustrated by Alan Marks, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1995.

(Adapter) Joseph Cundall Goldilocks and the Three Bears, illustrated by Noelle Prinz, Kingfisher (New York, NY), 1995.

(Reteller) Jack and the Beanstalk: An English Fairy Tale, illustrated by Aljoscha Blau, North-South Books (New York, NY), 2000.


FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS; TRANSLATOR


Otfried Preussler, Robber Hotzenplotz, Abelard-Schuman (New York, NY), 1965 (originally published in Germany).

B. Bartos-Hoeppner, Avalanche Dog, Walck (New York, NY), 1967.

B. Bartos-Hoeppner, Storm over the Caucasus, Walck (New York, NY), 1968.

Wilhelm Hauff, Fairy Tales of Wilhelm Hauff, illustrated by Ulrik Schramm, Abelard-Schuman (New York, NY), 1969 (originally published as Märchen).

Ludwig Bechstein, Fairy Tales of Ludwig Bechstein, Abelard-Schuman (New York, NY), 1969 (originally published in Germany).

(And adapter) Rudi Strahl, Sandman in the Lighthouse, illustrated by Eberhard Binder, Children's Press (New York, NY), 1969 (originally published as Sandmännchen auf der Leuchtturminsel ).

B. Bartos-Hoeppner, Hunters of Siberia, Walck (New York, NY), 1969.

Otfried Preussler, The Satanic Mill, Abelard-Schuman (New York, NY), 1972, Macmillan (London, England), 1973.

Yuri Korinetz, There, Far beyond the River, O'Hara, 1973 (originally published in Germany).

Ruth Huerlimann, Katze und Maus in Gesellschaft, Atlantis Verlag, 1973, published as The Cat and Mouse Who Shared a House, illustrated by Ruth Huerlimann, Walck (New York, NY), 1974.

Christine Noestlinger, The Cucumber King: A Story with a Beginning, a Middle and an End, illustrated by Werner Maurer, Abelard-Schuman (New York, NY), 1975.

Christine Noestlinger, Konrad, illustrated by Carol Nicklaus, F. Watts (New York, NY), 1977.

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Brave Little Tailor, illustrated by Svend Otto S., Larousse (New York, NY), 1979, illustrated by Eve Tharlet, Picture Book Studio (Natick, MA), 1989 (originally published as Das tapfere Schneiderlein).

(With Anne Rogers) Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Best of Grimm's Fairy Tales (selected from Kinder und Hausmärchen ), illustrated by Svend Otto S., Larousse (New York, NY), 1979.

Janosch, The Big Janosch Book of Fun and Verse, Andersen Press (London, England), 1980 (originally published as Die Maus hat rote Strumpfe an).

Leo Tolstoy, The Fool, Schocken Books (New York, NY), 1981 (originally published as Duren).

Voltaire, The Dog and the Horse, Schocken Books (New York, NY), 1981 (originally published as Chien et le cheval).

Hans Christian Andersen, The Swineherd, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger, Morrow (New York, NY), 1982 (originally published as Svinedrengen).

(And adapter) E. T. A. Hoffman, The Nutcracker and the Mouse-King (based on Nussknacker und Mausekönig ), illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger, Picture Book Studio (Natick, MA), 1983, published as The Nutcracker, Picture Book Studio (Natick, MA), 1987.

Hans Christian Andersen, The Red Shoes, illustrated by Chihiro Iwasaki, Neugebauer (Boston, MA) Press, 1983 (originally published as De rode sko).

Stories of the Arabian Nights, illustrated by Giannini, Bedrick Books (New York, NY), 1983.

Hans Christian Andersen, The Nightingale, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger, Picture Book Studio (Natick, MA), 1984 (originally published as Nattergalen).

(And adapter) E. T. A. Hoffman, The Strange Child, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger, Picture Book Studio (Natick, MA), 1984 (originally published as Das fremde Kind).

A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh and the Blustery Day, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1985 (originally published as Die Heffalumps).

(And adapter) Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, illustrated by Chihiro Iwasaki, Picture Book Studio (Natick, MA), 1985 (originally published as Schneewittchen).

Mischa Damjan, The Clown Said No, illustrated by Józef Wilkoń, North-South Books (London, England), 1986, illustrated by Christa Unzner, North-South Books (New York, NY), 2002.

(And adapter) Hans Christian Andersen, The Old House, illustrated by Jean Claverie, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1986 (originally published as Das alte Haus).

(And adapter) Hans Christian Andersen, The Snow Queen, illustrated by Bernadette Watts, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1987 (originally published as Die Schneekönigin ).

Anneliese Lussert, The Farmer and the Moon, illustrated by Josef Wilkon, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1987 (originally published as Die Sieben Mondthaler).

Max Velthuijs, Frog in Love, illustrated by Max Velthuijs, Farrar, Straus & Giroux (New York, NY), 1989.

Hans Christian Andersen, The Ugly Duckling, illustrated by Alan Marks, Picture Book Studio (Natick, MA), 1989 (originally published as Grimme aelling).

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Brother's Grimm Fisherman and His Wife, illustrated by Alan Marks, Picture Book Studio (Natick, MA), 1989 (originally published as Von dem Fischer und seiner Frau).

Marcus Pfister, Penguin Pete's New Friends, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1989 (originally published as Pits neue Freunde).

Marcus Pfister, Penguin Pete and Pat, illustrated by Marcus Pfister, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1989 (originally published as Pit und Pat).

Heinz Janisch, The Merry Pranks of Till Eulenspiegel, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger, Picture Book Studio (Natick, MA), 1990 (originally published as Till Eulenspiegel).

Gert Loschtz, The Penny-Mark, illustrated by Friedrich Karl Waechter, Turton & Chambers (Stroud, England), 1990 (originally published as Das Pfennig-Mal).

Hans Christian Andersen, Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales, selected and illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger, Picture Book Studio (Natick, MA), 1991 (originally published as Hans Christian Andersen Märchen ).

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Mother Holle, Neugebauer (Boston, MA), 1991.

Bjarne B. Reuter, The Boys from St. Petri, Dutton Children's Books (New York, NY), 1994 (originally published as Drengene fra Sankt Petri, Gyldendal, 1991).

Hans Christian Andersen, The Sandman, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger, Picture Book Studio (Natick, MA), 1992.

August Kopisch, The Elves of Cologne, illustrated by Eve Tharlet, Picture Book Studio (Natick, MA), 1992.

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Bremen Town Musicians, illustrated by Bernadette Watts, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1992 (originally published as Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten).

Gabrielle Vincent, Mr. Bingley's Bears, Hutchinson (London, England), 1993.

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Little Red Cap: A Fairy Tale, illustrated by Monika Laimgruber, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1993 (originally published as Rotkäppchen ).

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Rumpelstiltskin: A Fairy Tale, illustrated by Bernadette Watts, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1993 (originally published as Rumpelstilzchen).

Hans Bemmann, The Broken Goddess, Penguin (London, England), 1993 (originally published Beschädigte Göttin ).

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Seven Ravens: A Fairy Tale, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger, Picture Book Studio (Natick, MA), 1993, illustrated by Henriette Sauvant, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1995 (originally published as Sieben Raben).

Werner Thuswalder, Aesop's Fables, illustrated by Gisela Dürr, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1994.

Wilhelm Hauff, Dwarf Nose, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1994 (originally published as Zwerg Nase).

Christian Morgenstern, Lullabies, Lyrics & Gallows Songs, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1995 (originally published as Kindergedichte & Galgenlieder).

Pirkko Vainio, The Christmas Angel, illustrated by Pirkko Vainio, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1995 (originally published as Weihnachtsengel).

Clemens Brentano, The Legend of Rosepetal, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1995 (originally published as Märchen von Rosenblattchen).

Theodor Storm, Little Hobbin, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1995 (originally published as Kleine Häwelmann ).

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Sleeping Beauty: A Fairy Tale, illustrated by Monika Laimgruber, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1995 (originally published as Dornröschen ).

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, illustrated by Dorothée Duntze, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1995 (originally published as Zertanzten Schuhe).

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Wolf & the Seven Little Kids, illustrated by Bernadette Watts, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1995 (originally published as Wolf und die sieben jungen Geisslein).

Didier Lévy, Albert, illustrated by Coralie Gallibour, Kingfisher (New York, NY), 1995.

Theodor Storm, Little Hobbin, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1995.

Rafik Schami, The Crow Who Stood on His Beak, illustrated by Els Cools and Oliver Streich, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1996 (originally published as Schnabelsteher).

Rafik Schami, Fatima and the Dream Thief, illustrated by Els Cools and Oliver Streich, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1996 (originally published as Fatima und der Traumdieb).

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Little Brother and Little Sister: A Fairy Tale, illustrated by Bernadette Watts, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1996 (originally published as Brüderchen und Schwesterchen).

Charles Perrault, Puss in Boots: A Fairy Tale, retold and illustrated by Hans Fischer, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1996 (originally published as Gestiefelte Kater).

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Six Servants, illustrated by Sergei Goloshapov, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1996 (originally published as Sechs Diener).

Brigitte Weninger, Lumina: A Story for the Dark Time of the Year, illustrated by Julie Wintz-Litty, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1997.

Kemal Kurt, The Five Fingers and the Moon, illustrated by Aljoscha Blau, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1997 (originally published as FüFinger und der Mond).

Wolfram Hänel The Gold at the End of the Rainbow, illustrated by Loek Koopmans, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1997 (originally published as Golg am Ende des Regenbogens).

(Collectors) Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm, Rapunzel: A Fairy Tale, illustrated by Maja Dusíková, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1997.

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, The Six Swans: A Fairy Tale, illustrated by Dorothée Duntze, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1998 (originally published as Sechs Schwäne ).

Rafik Schami, Albert & Lila, illustrated by Els Cools and Oliver Streich, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1999 (originally published as Albin und Lila).

Mirjam Pressler, The Story of Anne Frank, Macmillan (London, England), 1999 (originally published as Ich sehne mich so!).

Charles Perrault, Cinderella: A Fairy Tale, illustrated by Loek Koopmans, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1999 (originally published as Cendrillon).

Sergei Prokofiev, Peter and the Wolf, illustrated by Julia Gukova, adapted by Gerlinde Wiencirz, North-South Books (New York, NY), 1999 (originally published as Petia a volk).

Valérie Guidoux, My Surprise Book of Seasons, illustrated by Olivier Latyk, Martin Matje, and Frankie Merlier, Oxford University Press (London, England), 2000 (originally published as Au fil des saisons).

Anne-Sophie Baumann, My Surprise Book of Pirates, illustrated by Rémi Saillard and Olivier Nadel, Oxford University Press (London, England), 2000 (originally published as Pirates à bord).

Adèle Ciboul, My Surprise Book of Senses, illustrated by Clémentine Collinet and Frankie Merlier, Oxford University Press (London, England), 2000 (originally published as Les cinq sens).

Hans Christian Andersen, Thumbeline, illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger, North-South Books (New York, NY), 2000 (originally published as Tommelise).

Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Where Were You, Robert?, Hamish Hamilton (London, England), 2000, published as Lost in Time, Holt (New York, NY), 2000 (originally published as Wo warst du, Robert?).

Friedrich Recknagel, Sarah's Willow, illustrated by Maja Dusíková, North-South Books (New York, NY), 2002.

Reinhardt Jung, Bambert's Book of Missing Stories, Egmont (London, England), 2002, Knopf (New York, NY), 2004 (originally published as Bamberts Buch der verschollenen Geschichten).

Cornelia Caroline Funke, The Princess Knight, illustrated by Kerstin Meyer, Chicken House (London, England), 2003, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2004.

Karl Ruehmann, The Fox and the Stork: A Fable by Aesop, North-South Books (New York, NY), 2003 (originally published as Fuchs und Storch).

Cornelia Caroline Funke, Inkheart, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2003.

Reinhardt Jung, Dreaming in Black and White, Phyllis Fogelman (New York, NY), 2003 (originally published as Auszeit, oder, Der Löwe von Kauba ).

Also translator (with Derek Hockridge) of "Asterix the Gaul" series by René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo, 1969—, including Asterix and Son and Asterix and the Actress.

Translator of other books for children, including almost all the works of Otfried Preussler and over a dozen titles by Christine Noestlinger (including A Dog's Life and But Jasper Came Instead); Willi Faehrmann, The Long Journey of Lukas B.; Rene Goscinny's "Little Nicholas" series; two novels in Claude Gutman's French trilogy, The Empty House and Fighting Back; The Selfish Giant and Hansel and Gretel, both illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger; and Bjarne Reuter's Buster's World and The Sheikh of Hope Street.


FOR ADULTS; TRANSLATOR


Traudl and Walter Reiner, with Simone Stein, Astrology for Cats, Gollancz (London, England), 1992.

Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat, History of Food, Blackwell Publishers (London, England), 1994.

Akif Pirincci, Felidae on the Road, Fourth Estate (London, England), 1995.

Birger Sellin, I Don't Want to Be Inside Me Anymore: Messages from an Autistic Mind, illustrated by Michael Klonovsky, Basic Books (New York, NY), 1995 (originally published as Ich will kein in mich mehr sein).

E. T. A. Hoffmann, editor, The Life and Opinions of the Tomcat Murr: Together with a Fragmentary Biography of Kapellmeister Johannes Kreisler on Random Sheets of Waste Paper, introduction by Jeremy Adler, Penguin (London, England), 1999 (originally published as Lebensansichten des Katers Murr).

Wladyslaw Szpilman, The Pianist: The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Survival in Warsaw, 1939-45 (with extracts from the diary of Wilm Hosenfeld), Picador (New York, NY), 1999.

W. G. Sebald, Austerlitz, Hamish Hamilton (London, England), 2001, Modern Library (New York, NY), 2002.

Sybille Knauss, Eva's Cousin, Ballantine (New York, NY), 2002.

Stefan Zweig, Confusion: the Private Papers of Privy Councillor R. Von D, Pushkin Press (London, England), 2002.

Norbert Gstrein, The English Years, Harvill Press (London, England), 2002.

W. G. Sebald, On the Natural History of Destruction, Random House (New York, NY), 2003.

Martin Geck, Beethoven, Haus Publishing (London, England), 2003.

Martin Geck, Bach, Haus Publishing (London, England), 2003.

Karen Duve, Rain, Bloomsbury (London, England), 2003.

Sigmund Freud, The Psychopathology of Everyday Life, Penguin (New York, NY), 2003.

Stefan Zweig, Twenty-four Hours in the Life of a Woman, Pushkin Press (London, England), 2003.

Wolfgang Sofsky, Violence: Terrorism, Genocide, War, Granta Books (London, England), 2003.

Michael Kumpfmüller, The Adventures of a Bed Salesman, Picador (New York, NY), 2003 (originally published as Hampels Fluchten).

Also translator of numerous fiction and nonfiction books for adults. These include, from the German: World Armament and World Hunger, by Willy Brandt, Gollancz; My Life in Politics, by Willy Brandt, Hamish Hamilton; The Baader-Meinhof Group, by Stefan Aust, Bodley Head; Offside, by Gisela Elsner, Virago; After Midnight, by Irmgard Keun, Gollancz; The Stone and the Flute, by Hans Bemmann, Viking; Reading Psychosis, by Evelyne Keitel, Basil Blackwell; and Cat Sense, by Akif Pirincci, Fourth Estate.


Translations from the French include several novels by Henri Troyat, including the trilogy beginning with Sylvie, Aidan Ellis; Francoise Sagan's Painting in Blood, Aidan Ellis; Jose Luis de Vilallonga's The King, Weidenfeld & Nicolson. Translator of material from both the French and German, including articles for encyclopedic books, musicological essays for Grove Dictionaries (Macmillan), contributions to encyclopedic works on art, archaeology, and urban development for Blackwell's, and contributions from the German to FMR art magazine (Milan, Italy).


OTHER


A London Season, St. Martin's (New York, NY), 1983.

The Floral Companion, St. Martin's (New York, NY), 1988.


Also author of a monograph about E. Nesbit, Bodley Head (London, England), 1960, Walck (New York, NY), 1964.


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