Frederika Randall


Translator Frederika Randall grew up in Pittsburgh and has lived in Italy for 30 years (also New York and London). She has worked as a cultural journalist for The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Nation and the Italian weekly Internazionale among others. Her translations from the Italian include fiction by Luigi Meneghello, Ottavio Cappellani, Helena Janeczek, Davide Orecchio, Igiaba Scego and the epic tale of the Risorgimento, Ippolito Nievo's Confessions of An Italian. Other translations include historian Sergio Luzzatto's The Body of Il Duce, and his Padre Pio: Miracles and Politics in a Secular Age, for which she and the author shared the Cundill Prize for History in 2011 and his Primo Levi's Resistance, 2016, about the great Holocaust witness's experience as a partisan in northwest Italy. Her translation of Guido Morselli's novel The Communist for New York Review Books was published in Aug. 2017 (excerpts appeared in Chicago Quarterly Review EuropeNow.) Awards include a PEN (Heim) Translation Fund award, 2009, and a Bogliasco Fellowship, 2013. More at


The Communist

Guido Morselli


I Am God

Giacomo Sartori


Confessions of an Italian

Ippolito Nievo


Padre Pio: Miracles and Politics in a Secular Age

Frederika Randall and Sergio Luzzatto


Dissipatio H.G.: The Vanishing

Guido Morselli