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Olivia Lasky

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Olivia Lasky

Olivia Lasky is an Oslo-based translator who focuses on Norwegian to English literary translations. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she received an MA in Scandinavian studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013, and BAs in Scandinavian studies and English literature from the University of California-Berkeley in 2010....

She was a 2020 mentee in the American Literary Translators Association Emerging Translator Mentorship Program, where she was mentored by translator Bill Johnston. Her work has been published in Words Without Borders, the Southern Review, the Georgia Review, and by Greystone, The Experiment and Arctis. While she’s concentrated primarily on contemporary Norwegian prose and nonfiction, Olivia’s ultimate goal is to translate not only Scandinavian literature, but also Sámi–whether that means translating from Northern Sámi, works by Sámi authors (who write in Norwegian or Swedish), or works about Sámi people.

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A wolf sleeping in the snow
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