oonagh stransky

Contact details
Professional profile
Language pairs
Italian > English
Areas of expertise
Food and Drink
Literature and Philosophy
Qualifications and experience

European School for Literary Translation, Teaching Literary Translation, Summer 2021

Bread Loaf Translation Conference at Middlebury College, Vermont, Summer 2019

Translation Workshop with Tim Parks, Fenysia School, Florence

Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome, June 2003

Pace University, New York City. Master of Science: Education, 2006

Columbia University, New York City. Master of Arts: Italian, 2002

Mills College, Oakland, CA. Bachelor of Arts: Comparative Literature, 1989

Middlebury College, Vermont. Italian Language Summer Program, 1986


Domenico Starnone, Moral and Immortal Life of the Girl from Milan, Europa Editions, (2024)

Eugenio Montale, Butterfly of Dinard, NYRB (2024)

Domenico Starnone, The House on Via Gemito, Europa Editions, 2023

Pope Francis, A Gift of Joy and Hope, Hodder, 2022

Domenico Starnone, Via Gemito (excerpt) https://readingintranslation.com, 2021

Francesco Pacifico, Trap in Trastevere, “The Passenger: Rome,” Europa Editions, 2021

Matteo Nucci, The Soul of the City, “The Passenger: Rome,” Europa Editions, 2021

Letizia Muratori, Acoustic Guide to the City, “The Passenger: Rome,” Europa Editions, 2021

Francesco Piccolo, Notes for a Book on Rome, “The Passenger: Rome,” Europa Editions, 2021

Officina Meningi, The Horror Gamebook: Edgar Allan Poe, 2020

Alberto Prunetti, excerpt from Asbestos, New England Review, 2020

Fabio Stassi, The Shape of an Island, Exchanges U. Iowa, 2019

Tullio Pericoli, selected essays from Crossroads, New York Review Online, 2019

Marco Vichi, Ghosts of the Past, with Stephen Sartarelli, Hodder, 2018

Marco D’Eramo, The Not So Eternal City, New Left Review, 2017

Pope Francis, Happiness in this Life, Random House, 2017

Pope Francis, The Name of God is Mercy, Random House, 2016

Beatrice Masini, The Watercolourist, Pan Macmillan, 2016

Pier Paolo Pasolini, My Cinema, Cineteca Bologna, 2013

Roberto Saviano, Beauty and the Inferno, Maclehose Press, London, 2010

Elena Stancanelli, Sauro Never Gets Angry, The Literary Review, 2005

Carlo Lucarelli, Day After Day, Harvill Press, London, 2004
Maria Luisa Spaziani, The Story of Lalò, Southern Humanities Review, 2003
Carlo Lucarelli, Almost Blue, Harvill Press, London, 2003 
Marina Seveso, The Antique and Flea Markets of Italy, Littlebookroom, New York, 2003
Roberto Pazzi, Conclave, Steerforth Press, Vermont, 2003 
Giuseppe Pontiggia, Born Twice, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2002
Carlo Lucarelli, Almost Blue, City Lights, San Francisco, 2001

Continuing professional development

The Horror Gamebook: Edgar Allan Poe: NDU Awards Best Gamebook, 2021

Beauty and the Inferno: PEN New International Writing Grant, 2010

Day After Day: Longlisted for Dublin Impac Award, 2006

Born Twice: Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Award, 2004

Almost Blue (UK): Nominated for Silver Dagger Award, 2004

Born Twice: Longlisted for Dublin Impac Award, 2003

Almost Blue (USA): Booksense 76 Award, 2000

American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) Fellows Award, 2000