Lola Rogers


Curriculum Vitae









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

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

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

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

When the Doves Disappeared, 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, Rosa Liksom, Serpent’s Tail, London, 2014; Graywolf Press, Minneapolis, 2016.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Fiction

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

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

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

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

Excerpts from the novels Wunderbar, Riikka Pulkkinen; U2, Mikko Rimminen; Another Human Being, Laura Gustaffsson; The Rowan, Jenni Linturi, Granta Finland, 2014.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Excerpt from Baby Jane, Sofi Oksanen, Words Without Borders, Chicago, 2010.

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

Dinner with Marie, from the novel Marie, Arne Nevanlinna, Books from Finland magazine, Helsinki, 2008.

A Slow Passion, Eeva Tikka, Books from Finland magazine, Helsinki, 2007.

Tweety, from Matti Yrjänä Joensuu’s novel Harjunpää ja rakkauden nälkä, Words Without Borders, Chicago, 2007.

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


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), 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, Johan Leche & Johan Grysselius, Books from Finland magazine, Helsinki, 2011.

Ulla Maija Vikman: töitä = works, 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, Teemu Leppälä, POB Production, Helsinki.

Little Mouse series, Riikka Jäntti, Scribe, London.

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

Taro at the Centre of the Earth, iPad storybook, Timo Parvela, 2011.



The Blue-Cheeked Girls, radio drama, Sofi Oksanen, for Granta Finland.

The Sands of Sarasvati, translated with Owen Witesman, graphic novel based on the novel by Risto Isomäki, text by Petri Tolppanen, drawings by Jussi Kaakinen, Tammi, Helsinki.

Story Ambient, a spoken word video project, Mox Mäkelä.

Sample translations for Elina Ahlbäck Agency, 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.



Translation Fellow, National Endowment for the Arts, 2018
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, 2017-2018
Translation Intern, 2006-2007

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


2017 Helsinki Book Fair International Translator’s Seminar

2015 American Literary Translator’s Association Conference, Tuscon

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




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

Things to Try: Common Challenges in Finnish to English Translation
Translation Mentorship Seminar, Orilampi, Finland, 2017

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

Poems of Eeva Liisa Manner and Paavo Haavikko in Translation
University of Washington Scandinavian Studies, 2008

The Four Elements in the Poems of Eeva Liisa Manner
Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies Conference, 2005

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