Gabriele Haefs

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Gabriele Haefs
Born (1953-08-27) 27 August 1953 (age 64)
Wachtendonk, Germany
Nationality German
Occupation Translator
Spouse(s) Ingvar Ambjørnsen
Relatives Gisbert Haefs (brother)
Awards Order of St. Olav

Gabriele Haefs (born 27 August 1953) is a German writer and translator.

She was born in Wachtendonk to Johann Heinrich Haefs and Annie Pasch, and is married to Norwegian writer Ingvar Ambjørnsen.[1] She is credited for having discovered Jostein Gaarder's novel Sophie's World, which she translated into German language, and eventually became a worldwide bestseller. She was decorated Knight of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit in 2011.[2] She was awarded the Willy Brandt Prize in 2000.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rottem, Øystein. "Ingvar Ambjørnsen". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Svarstad, Asbjørn (29 November 2011). "Ingvar Ambjørnsens kone har blitt ridder. Gabriele Haefs fikk ridderkorset for oversetterjobben". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Der Willy-Brandt-Preis 2000". willy-brandt-stiftung.de (in German). Die Norwegisch-Deutsche Willy-Brandt-Stiftung. Retrieved 30 June 2016.