Chace, Tara F. 1969-

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Chace, Tara F. 1969-


Born March 27, 1969, in Monterey, CA; daughter of Alden (an ocean engineer) and Diane (a computer programmer) Chace. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1991; University of Washington, Seattle, M.A., 1994, Ph.D., 2003.


Home—Seattle, WA. Office—Office of Tara F. Chace, 1516 N.E. 98th St., Seattle, WA 98115. E-mail—[email protected].


Freelance translator from Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish into English, Seattle, WA, 1999—.


Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies, American Literary Translators Association, Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society.


Norway-America Thanksgiving Fund grant, Norway-America Association, 1998.



Per Nilsson, Heart's Delight (young adult novel), Front Street (Asheville, NC), 2003.

Per Nilsson, You & You & You (novel), Front Street (Asheville, NC), 2005.

Klaus Hagerup, Markus and Diana (young adult novel), Front Street (Asheville, NC), 2006.

Contributor to reference books. Contributor to periodicals, including Scandinavian Studies and Journal of Finnish Studies.


Tara F. Chace told CA: "Great books can be written anywhere in the world, in any language. My motivation for being a translator is to give English speakers access to the richness and creativity of some of the great authors who write in Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish: to help them hear not the voice of the Muppets' Swedish chef in their heads, but of great contemporary writers like Per Nilsson, Klaus Hagerup, and Jan Kjærstad."