Olav Audunssøn: Providence

Olav Audunssøn:  Providence available at American Swedish Institute.

Olav Audunssøn: Providence

Regular price $17.95
  • Available for pickup at ASI
  • Low stock - 2 items left

The second volume in the Nobel Prize–winning writer’s epic of medieval Norway, finely capturing Undset’s fluid, natural style in a new English translation, the first in nearly a century

In Providence, the second of Olav Audunssøn’s four volumes, Olav settles in at his ancestral estate of Hestviken and soon brings Ingunn home as his wife. Both hope to put their troubles behind them as they start a new life together, but the crimes and shameful secrets of the past have a long reach and a tenacious hold. 


Sigrid Undset (1882–1949) was a prolific Norwegian writer and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1928. From 1940 to 1945, she lived in the United States in exile during the German occupation of Norway. She is best known for her epic medieval trilogy Kristin Lavransdatter and the tetralogy Olav Audunssøn.

Tiina Nunnally is the award-winning translator of works of Scandinavian literature, including Sigrid Undset’s Kristin Lavransdatter, which was awarded the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club translation prize. She has translated works by Tove Ditlevsen, Ola Larsmo, Per Olov Enquist, and The Complete and Original Norwegian Folktales of Asbjørnsen and Moe.