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.
Dark As My Heart, by Antti Tuomainen, Harvill Secker, London, 2015.
The Blood of Angels, Johanna Sinisalo, Peter Owen, London, 2014.
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.
True, by Rikka Pulkkinen, Other Press, New York; Scribe, Melbourne, 2012.
Purge, by Sofi Oksanen, Grove / Atlantic, New York; Grove, London, 2010.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Agency, Helsinki Literary Agency, Kontext, Rights & Brands, and the Salomonsson and Stilton agencies, and for numerous publishers, including Gummerus, Otava, Siltala, Tammi, Teos, and WSOY.
AWARDS AND HONORS
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.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
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
LECTURES, PANELS, AND APPEARANCES
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, Scandinavia House NY, 2020
Meet the Translator, 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