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Children's, Fiction, Non-Fiction, UK English

Translator of Swedish and Russian literature into English; editor of Swedish Book Review

I am a literary translator working from Swedish and Russian into English, with a focus on contemporary fiction, children's fiction and narrative non-fiction. I hold an MA in translation theory and practice (the Scandinavian languages, Russian and French into English, UCL, 2014), and in 2015 I was awarded the British Centre for Literary Translation’s Emerging Translator mentorship for Russian.

As a translator, I have had the privilege of working on a wide range of texts, including works by Maxim Osipov, Katrine Marçal, Camilla Sten, Anne Swärd and Alexei Slapovsky. In 2020, my co-translation of Maxim Osipov's Rock, Paper, Scissors and other stories was shortlisted for the Read Russia prize.

I am also editor of Swedish Book Review, SELTA's journal, which publishes previously unpublished new writing from the Swedish-speaking world. In addition to SELTA, I am a full member of the Translators' Association (Society of Authors).

Having lived in Moscow, Paris, Stockholm and Uppsala, I now call London home.