Freelance professional translator from Italian to English since 1999, Oonagh works with both fiction and non-fiction, translating novels, short stories, essays, articles, memoirs, biographies, histories, and philosophical works. Past clients include major trade publishers in the United States and United Kingdom, independent publishing houses, and private individuals who want to promote their own work or self-publish. Her literary translations have won significant prizes and been reviewed in major newspapers and magazines.
Oonagh studied Italian at Middlebury College, University of California Berkeley, Università di Firenze, and at Columbia University but truly learned it by living in Tuscany and with Italians. She has spoken about translation at professional conferences, writes about her work for different publications, and is involved with several associations that focus on promoting translation, such as the American Literary Translators Association and PEN American Center. For information about translations from Italian to English (or about translation in general), please use the contact form or send an email.
Pope Francis I and Andrea Tornielli
Angelo Pennoni, Angelo Novi, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Dante Ferretti
Maria Luisa Spaziani