Lola Rogers


Curriculum Vitae









Summer Fishing in Lapland, by Juhani Karila, Pushkin Press, London 2023; U.S. title Fishing for the Little Pike, Restless Books, New York, 2023.

The Death of Orvar Klein, by Daniel Katz, National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship project, 2020.

The Colonel’s Wife, by Rosa Liksom, Graywolf Press, Minneapolis, 2019.

Secret Passages in a Hillside Town, by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen, Pushkin, London, 2017.

Death in Sunset Grove, by Minna Lindgren, Pan Macmillan, London, 2016.

The Core of the Sun, by Johanna Sinisalo, Grove/Atlantic, New York; Grove Press, London, 2016.

Dark As My Heart, by Antti Tuomainen, Harvill Secker, London, 2015.

When the Doves Disappeared, by Sofi Oksanen, Knopf, New York; House of Anansi, Toronto; Atlantic Books, London, 2015.

The Blood of Angels, Johanna Sinisalo, Peter Owen, London, 2014.

Compartment No 6, by Rosa Liksom, Serpent’s Tail, London, 2014; Graywolf Press, Minneapolis, 2016.

The Rabbit Back Literature Society, by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen, Pushkin Press, London, 2013; Thomas Dunne, New York, 2015.

The Limit, by Riikka Pulkkinen, Scribe Publications, Melbourne & London, 2013.

The Healer, by Antti Tuomainen, Harvill Secker, London; Henry Holt, New York, 2013.

True, by Rikka Pulkkinen, Other Press, New York; Scribe, Melbourne, 2012.

Purge, by Sofi Oksanen, Grove / Atlantic, New York; Grove, London, 2010.

Short Fiction

Hunger, by Raija Siekkinen, Maaboret, Tel Aviv, 2016.

The Catacombs, by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen, World Literature Today, Norman, Oklahoma, 2015.

Four stories from the collection Temporary, by Rosa Liksom, Books from Finland magazine, Helsinki, 2014.

Silent Night, by Jarkko Sipilä; The Script, Antti Tuomainen, Helsinki Noir anthology, Akashic Books, New York, 2014.

The Weight of Words, by Daniel Katz; Letter to Lethe, by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen; excerpt from When the Doves Disappeared, by Sofi Oksanen, Words Without Borders, Chicago, 2014.

Night Shift, by Mox Mäkelä, Best European Fiction 2014 anthology, Dalkey Archive Press, Champaign, Illinois, 2013.

The Garden, by Jyrki Vainonen, Words Without Borders: The Best of the First Ten Years anthology, Words Without Borders, Chicago, 2013.

The Mighty Word, by Teuvo Pakkala, Books from Finland magazine, Helsinki, 2012.

and and and, from Laura Lindstedt’s novel Sakset, PEN America Journal, New York, 2010.

Rescue, by Raija Siekkinen, World Literature Today, Norman, Oklahoma, 2010.

The Mistake, by Mika Waltari, Books from Finland magazine, Helsinki, 2008.

The Faraway Island, by Toivo Pekkanen, Books from Finland magazine, Helsinki, 2007.


How Ernest Stavro Blofeld Saved Christmas, by Matti Hagelberg, Words Without Borders, 2022.

Lily the Thief, graphic novel by Janne Kukkonen, First Second Books, New York, 2019.

The Sands of Sarasvati, translated with Owen Witesman, graphic novel based on the novel by Risto Isomäki, Tammi, Helsinki, 2008.


Tectonic Plate, poems by Harry Salmenniemi for the film Tectonic Plate, directed by Mika Taanila, Testifilmi, Helsinki, 2016.

Poems by Janne Nummela and Juhana Vähänen, Six Finnish Poets anthology, Arc Publications, Todmorden, England, 2013.

6 X B, poems by Maritta Lintunen, Halma Network, 2011.

Poems by Jyrki Heikkinen, World Literature Today, Norman, Oklahoma, 2010.

Selected poems and essays of Seita Parkkola and Varsha Nair, Kari Levola, and Jukka Parkkinen, Iran: A Winter Journey anthology, X-Change culture-science, Vienna, 2007.

Four poems by Eino Leino, Chester Music Publishing, London, 2007.

Selected poems of Eeva Liisa Manner, Female Voices of the North II anthology, Edition Praesens, Vienna, 2007.


A Door to the Other Side, from the essay collection Linnunpöntön rakentaja (The Birdhouse Builder), by Jyrki Vainonen, Books from Finland magazine, Helsinki, 2012.

The birds and the bees, excerpt from An Academic Treatise on the Wintering and Migration of Swallows, by Johan Leche & Johan Grysselius, Books from Finland magazine, Helsinki, 2011.

Ulla Maija Vikman: töitä = works, by Harri Kalha and Ulla-Maija Vikman. Kustannus Oy. Taide, Helsinki, 2007.

Moral and Melancholy: Aki Kaurismäki, from Sakari Toiviainen’s book Levottomat sukupolvet (Restless Generations), Journal of Finnish Studies, Toronto, 2004.

Children’s Literature

Icebreaker Snow series, by Teemu Leppälä, POB Production, Helsinki.

Little Mouse series, by Riikka Jäntti, Scribe, London.

Polar Byzantine, by Rosa Liksom, Klaus Haapaniemi & Co, Helsinki, 2016.

Taro at the Centre of the Earth, Ipad storybook app by Timo Parvela, 2010.


Sample translations for Elina Ahlbäck Agency, Bonnier, Hedlund AgencyHelsinki Literary Agency, Kontext, Rights & Brands, and the Salomonsson and Stilton agencies, and for numerous publishers, including Gummerus, Otava, Siltala, Tammi, Teos, and WSOY.



NEA Translation Fellowship, The Death of Orvar Klein, 2020
Prometheus Award, The Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo, 2017
English PEN Award, The Blood of Angels by Johanna Sinisalo, 2014
English PEN Award, Compartment No 6 by Rosa Liksom, 2013



Freelance Finnish to English translator 2004 to present

FILI – Finnish Literature Exchange
Translation Mentor, 2017-2022
Translation Intern, 2006-2007

Words Without Borders
Guest Editor, 2014

University of Washington Department of Scandinavian Studies
Visiting Lecturer, 2007-2008
Finnish Language Instructor, 2002-2005

University of Washington English Language Programs
English Language Instructor, 2005-2006

Finlandia Foundation Seattle Chapter
Finnish Language Instructor, Summer Intensive Course, 2005
Finnish Language Instructor, Evening Beginner’s Course, 1999-2001

Additional experience as a waitress, camp cook, receptionist, canvasser, nanny, grantwriter, campus literary magazine editor, phonology lab research assistant, and database maintenance technician.



Master of Arts, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, University of Washington, 2006

Master of Arts, Finnish Language and Literature, University of Washington, 2005

Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics, Magna Cum Laude, University of Washington, 1997

Bachelor of Arts, Scandinavian Studies, Magna Cum Laude, University of Washington, 1997

Visiting Student, Helsinki University, 1996-1997


2020 FILI Non-Fiction Translation Seminar, Helsinki

2017 Helsinki Book Fair International Translator’s Seminar

2017 Finnish-English-Finnish Translation Mentorship Seminar, Orilampi

2014 Finnland. Translator. International Translator’s Seminar, Frankfurt

2012 Kääntäjän sana International Translation Conference, Helsinki

2007 Children’s Literature Translation Seminar, FILI Finnish Literature Exchange, Helsinki

2006 Beginning Translator’s Seminar and Drama Translation Seminar, FILI Finnish Literature Exchange, Helsinki

University of Washington Extension Fiction Writing Program, 1991-1992




Translating Feminist Dystopias, with Kristiina Drews, Hilkka Pekkanen, and Johanna Sinisalo, Helsinki Book Fair, 2021

Authors You Should Know, with authors Selja Ahava, Rosa Liksom, Johanna Sinisalo, and Antti Tuomainen, Online event through Scandinavia House NY, 2020

Meet the Translator, Online event through Folio Seattle Atheneum, 2020

Information Warfare and When the Doves Disappeared: Life Imitates Art
University of Washington Scandinavian Studies, 2018

Compartment No 6 reading and interview with author Rosa Liksom
Elliott Bay Book Company and the University of Washington, 2017

Trafficking Noir, with translators Ellen Elias-Bursac, Yardenne Greenspan, Ivan Sršen, and Laura Wideburg
American Literary Translators Association conference, 2015

Fantasy, Fiction, Finland reading and interview with author Johanna Sinisalo
Elliott Bay Book Company and the University of Washington, 2015

Writer Meets Translator, with author Rosa Liksom
Turku Book Fair, 2013

Six Finnish Poets, with poets Matilda Södergran and Henriikka Tavi and editors Angela Jarman and Tony Ward
Turku Book Fair, 2013

Sofi Oksanen’s Purge and the Limits of Resistance
War and Occupation in the Nordic-Baltic Region, University of Washington, 2012

Eeva Liisa Manner and Paavo Haavikko, Finnish Modernist Poets in Translation
University of Washington Scandinavian Studies, 2008