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Rory McTurk

Rory McTurk graduated from Oxford in 1963, took a further degree at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík in 1965, and after teaching at the universities of Lund and Copenhagen, and then University College, Dublin, took up a post at Leeds University in 1978.

In addition to his two authored books, Studies in Ragnars Saga Loðbrókar and its Major Scandinavian Analogues (Oxford, 1991) and Chaucer and the Norse and Celtic Worlds (Aldershot, 2005), he has edited the Blackwell Companion to Old Norse-Icelandic Literature and Culture (Oxford, 2004), and co-edited, with Andrew Wawn, a volume of essays, Úr Dölum til Dala (From Dalir to the Dales) (Leeds, 1989) in commemoration of the Icelandic scholar Guðbrandur Vigfússon (1827-89). He has contributed editions of Old Norse works of literature to A New Introduction to Old Norse, Part II, Reader, 5th edition, ed. Anthony Faulkes (London, 2011) and to Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages, Vol. VIII, ed. Margaret Clunies Ross (Turnhout, 2017).

His publications also include two Icelandic saga translations, two book-length translations of scholarly works on Icelandic topics (one from Swedish, the other from Icelandic), numerous essays and articles, and translations (published in 2007 and 2015) of two novels by the Icelandic writer Steinunn Sigurðardóttir: Tímaþjófurinn (The Thief of Time) (Reykjavík, 1986) and jójó (Yo-yo) (Reykjavík, 2011).

His translations of Gerður Kristný;s Blóðhófnir (Bloodhoof, Reykjavík, 2010) and Drápa (The Slaying, Reykjavík, 2014) were published by Arc in 2012 and 2018.