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Jill Timbers

Contributor

Jill Timbers

Jill Timbers is a freelance Finnish-English translator. Her literary translations have appeared in anthologies and journals, including With Signs and Wonders, Connecting Souls, Two Lines, Words without Borders and World Literature Today. Intrigued by the unusual Finnish language, she headed to Helsinki after graduating from Smith College and worked there as a bike mechanic while taking language and literature courses at the University of Helsinki. She later worked at IBM-Helsinki and still later was an ALA/USIA Library Fellow at the University of Tampere. She and her Finnish husband live in Illinois.

Photo: Lexa Saajasto

Articles by Jill Timbers

from “The Eternal Road”
By Antti Tuuri
Abducted from his home in Finland in 1930 by the radical Finnish right-wing Lapua Movement, the narrator escapes his captors and finds himself alone on the Russian side of the border. Russians discover…
Translated from Finnish by Jill Timbers
One of Those Difficult Feelings We Have
By Petri Tamminen
I couldn’t sleep. I went outside and sat in a garden chair. It was September, a mild night with no wind. A few minutes passed and I began to wonder how I must look sitting there at 12:30 at night.…
Translated from Finnish by Jill Timbers
From The Order
By Leena Lander
Translator’s Note: The story takes place in 1918 Finland, right after the end of the Finnish Civil War, where some 30,000 Finns were killed, most by summary execution or in detention camps. This…
Translated from Finnish by Jill Timbers
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