Emily Nonnen

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Emily Nonnen.

Emily Nonnen (22 February 1812, London, Great Britain[1] — 19 January 1905, Gothenburg, Sweden[2]) was a British-Swedish writer, translator and artist.

She was the sister of Mary, Charlotte, Ann and Edward Nonnen. She moved to her maternal uncle in Sweden from Great Britain as a child. She wrote novels for young adults and translated English literature to Swedish, among them Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. She also translated Swedish-language poets’ work into English.[2]

The Nonnensgatan (Nonnenstreet) in in Gothenburg was named after the Nonnen sisters in 1944.


  1. ^ Systrarna på Liseberg, sid. 19.
  2. ^ a b Svenskt översättarlexikon.


  • Nonnen, Emily; Holmgren, Greta, ed. (2008). Systrarna på Liseberg: anteckningar ur familjen Nonnens brev och dagböcker. [New edition.] Göteborg: Kabusa. Libris 10602400. ISBN 978-91-7355-047-5 (inb.)