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Anthea Bell

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Anthea Bell gives a speech on receiving the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2015

Anthea Bell OBE (10 May 1936[1] – 18 October 2018[2]) was an English translator. She was born in Suffolk and went to Somerville College, Oxford. She translated many literary works, especially children's literature, from French, German and Danish. These include Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald, the Inkworld trilogy by Cornelia Funke and the French Asterix comics along with co-translator Derek Hockridge.

Bell died on 18 October 2018 from complications of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 82.[3][4]

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  1. Criscoe, Betty L. (1990). "Award-winning Books for Children and Young Adults: An Annual Guide".
  2. Anthea Bell, 'magnificent' translator of Asterix and Kafka, dies aged 82
  3. "Anthea Bell, celebrated translator of Asterix and W.G. Sebald, is dead at age 82". The New Republic. Retrieved 2018-10-18.
  4. "Oliver Kamm on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-10-18.