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Eva Buchwald

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Eva Buchwald

Eva studied at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at the University of London. She is a dramaturg at the Finnish National Theatre where her role includes developing new Finnish writing and seeking international work for the program. Eva also adapts work for the stage, most recently Ian McEwan’s novel Saturday (2014), which is currently playing at the FNT.

Eva has also worked as a freelance translator of fiction for over twenty years, with an emphasis on dramatic work.  Many of her play translations, such as Juha Jokela’s Fundamenlist, Sirkku Peltola’s Finnhorse, and Sofi Oksanen’s Purge and have enjoyed readings or productions in the UK and USA. Her most recent translations are Minna Nurmelin’s two-hander Remember Me, which was included in a reading festival in Copenhagen in June 2014, and Paula Salminen’s 13 Sunken Years, which will be performed at the Edinburgh Festival in August 2014, in a co-production by Scottish companies Stellar Quines and Lung Ha’s. 

Photo credit: Leena Klemelä

Articles by Eva Buchwald

Final Appearance
By Leena Krohn
That winter afternoon, just before the flyover and exit for the city of S—, E. suddenly saw a broad, dark shadow cross the beam of his headlights. The back-end of a truck! Such was his perception.…
Translated from Finnish by Eva Buchwald
Multilingual
Easy as Flushing
By Mikko Rimminen
Perttu needed to poop. That’s how it had been, the situation, all weekend. But nothing would come out. He stared out the train window, vaguely expressing his discomfort.The crushingly somber pinewood…
Translated from Finnish by Eva Buchwald
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