|Born||Anne Rosemary Cookes
9 July 1924
|Died||27 July 2011(aged 87)|
|Notable works||Out Stealing Horses (translation)|
|Children||Conrad, Christopher, Caroline, Crispin|
Anne Born (9 July 1924 – 27 July 2011) was a British poet, local historian, writer and translator.
Anne Rosemary Cookes was born in south London on 9 July 1924. She joined the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry during the Second World War, and taught Morse code at the SOE at Grendon Underwood, Bucks, where she met Povl Born, a Danish air force pilot. In 1946 they married and moved to Copenhagen, where she studied English literature at the university. She became fluent in Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish.
She began writing poetry and, at the same time, began translating Scandinavian writers into English, such as Hans Christian Andersen, Karen Blixen, Jens Christian Grøndahl, Per Petterson, Michael Larsen, Janne Teller, Stig Holmas, Carsten Jensen, Sissel Lie, Henrik Stangerup, and Knud Hjortø.