Birgita Bonde Hansen

Languages

Mother tongue

Danish

Translates from

Finnish

Translates to

Danish

Other language skills

English, Estonian, German, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish

Education

Academic degree

Cand. Mag., University of Copenhagen, 2006 (Finnish)

Additional subject-specific studies

AWARDS:

Letterstedtska föreningens nordiska översätterpris / The Letterstedt Nordic Translation Prize 2019.

Valtion ulkomainen kääntäjäpalkinto / The Finnish State Award for Foreign Translators 2018.

Kjeld Elfelts Mindelegat, Blixenprisen 2018.

STUDIES:

University of Copenhagen:

Department of Finnish, Cand. Mag. degree in Finnish and Estonian, 2002–2006 + Bachelor Degree in Finnish and an elective module in Russian, 2000–2003

Institute of Eastern European Studies, Russian language, 1998–2000

STUDIES ABROAD:

University of Oulu, Finland, Department of Finnish, Sami and Logopedics, 2003–2004

University of Helsinki, Finland, department of translation studies in Kouvola, 2002

CIMO, Finnish language summer courses II-IV, 2000, 2001, 2002

Russian Educational Center, Moscow, Russia, 1999

Exchange student in Estonia, 1993–1994

SEMINARS ETC.

Seminars on translation of Finnish literature arranged by Finnish Literature Exchange FILI in Copenhagen, Helsinki, Paris, Gothenburg and Frankfurt, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017

Translation courses for translators of Finnish Drama arranged by Theatre Information Centre TINFO in Helsinki, Finland, 2006, 2012, 2017, 2019

Translations

Interests and specialisation

Fiction, Prose, Poetry, Drama, Literature for children and young people, Fantasy & science fiction, Non-fiction

List of translations

INGEN VEJ TILBAGE. CICERO, 2022. Original title: EI KERTONUT KATUVANSA by TOMMI KINNUNEN. Genre: Prose. TO BE PUBLISHED

LAND AF SNE OG ASKE. MODTRYK, 2021. Original title: TUHKAAN PIIRRETTY MAA by PETRA RAUTIAINEN. Genre: Prose.

TOVE JANSSON - ARBEJDE OG KÆRLIGHED. TURBINE, 2021. Original title: TOVE JANSSON - TEE TYÖTÄ JA RAKASTA by TUULA KARJALAINEN. Genre: Non-fiction.

CRACKING. CULT PUMP, 2021. Original title: CRACKING by TOMMI MUSTURI. Genre: Comics.

HUNDEPARKEN. GYLDENDAL, 2021. Original title: KOIRAPUISTO by SOFI OKSANEN. Genre: Prose.

Fire dages nærhed. Teater Grob, 2021. Original title: Neljän päivän läheisyys by Pipsa Lonka. Genre: Drama. reading for the festival Pink Pavillon

SYV BRØDRE. JENSEN & DALGAARD, 2020. Original title: SEITSEMÄN VELJESTÄ by ALEKSIS KIVI. Genre: Prose.

DEN NATBLÅ BARET - OG ANDRE SPØJSE HISTORIER. APULEIUS' ÆSEL, 2020. Original title: (SELECTION OF NOVELS FROM DIFFERENT COLLECTIONS) by MEHIS HEINSAAR. Genre: Prose.

MR. SMITH. JENSEN & DALGAARD, 2019. Original title: MR. SMITH by JUHA SEPPÄLÄ. Genre: Prose.

VI DER SKAL DØ HILSER DIG. JENSEN & DALGAARD, 2019. Original title: EESTI ÜMBERLÕIKAJA by MIHKEL MUTT. Genre: Prose. ESTONIAN

GOGOL DISKO. JENSEN & DALGAARD, 2019. Original title: GOGOLI DISKO by PAAVO MATSIN. Genre: Prose. ESTONIAN

Værkstedet. none, 2018. Original title: Korjaamo by Mika Myllyaho. Genre: Drama. reading version for the Finnish Cultural Institute

DARC, episode 1. Dramafronten, 2018. Original title: DARC, episode 1 by Hanna Ryti. Genre: Drama. mini play for the project Winter Tales

Victuals. Dramafronten, 2018. Original title: Victuals by Henriikka Himma. Genre: Drama. mini play for the project Winter Tales

PILEKONGEN. JENSEN & DALGAARD, 2018. Original title: MESILASED by MEELIS FRIEDENTHAL. Genre: Prose. ESTONIAN

OBERSTINDEN. GRIF, 2018. Original title: EVERSTINNA by ROSA LIKSOM. Genre: Prose.

POBEDA 1946. JENSEN & DALGAARD, 2018. Original title: POBEDA 1946 by ILMAR TASKA. Genre: Prose. ESTONIAN

ÅNDEHUL. GYLDENDAL, 2018. Original title: HENKIREIKÄ by KARI HOTAKAINEN. Genre: Prose.

MyBaby. none, 2018. Original title: MyBaby by Salla Viikka & Hilkka-Liisa Iivanainen. Genre: Drama. reading version

Kalevala – en digtsamling fra en mytisk verden. Museum Tusculanums Forlag, 2017. Original title: Kalevala – runokollaasi myyttisestä maailmasta by Ulla Piela. Genre: Non-fiction. Introduction to the Finnish national epos Kalevala

ONEIRON. ROSINANTE, 2017. Original title: ONEIRON by LAURA LINDSTEDT. Genre: Prose.

UDFLUGT MED URNE. TURBINE, 2017. Original title: PERUNKIRJOITUS by ROOPE LIPASTI. Genre: Prose.

LÆGEROMAN. TURBINE, 2017. Original title: LÄÄKÄRIROMAANI by RIKU KORHONEN. Genre: Prose.

LYSET BAG DINE ØJNE. CICERO, 2017. Original title: LOPOTTI by TOMMI KINNUNEN. Genre: Prose.

STØRRE END LIVET. JENSEN & DALGAARD, 2017. Original title: PAREM KUI ELU by ILMAR TASKA. Genre: Prose. ESTONIAN

GRANITMANDEN. GYLDENDAL, 2016. Original title: GRANIITTIMIES by SIRPA KÄHKÖNEN. Genre: Prose.

NATSVÆRMEREN. PEOPLE'S PRESS, 2016. Original title: YÖPERHONEN by KATJA KETTU. Genre: Prose.

SVIRREFLUGT. TURBINE, 2016. Original title: PAIGALLEND by JAAN KROSS. Genre: Prose. ESTONIAN

NORMA. ROSINANTE, 2016. Original title: NORMA by SOFI OKSANEN. Genre: Prose.

KOSMONAUT. JENSEN & DALGAARD, 2016. Original title: KOSMONAUTTI by KATRI LIPSON. Genre: Prose.

NATURENS LOV. GYLDENDAL, 2016. Original title: LUONNON LAKI by KARI HOTAKAINEN. Genre: Prose.

SORT SOM IBENHOLT. GYLDENDAL, 2015. Original title: MUSTA KUIN EEBENIPUU by SALLA SIMUKKA. Genre: Literature for children and young people.

HVOR FIRE VEJE MØDES. CICERO, 2015. Original title: NELJÄNTIENRISTEYS by TOMMI KINNUNEN. Genre: Prose.

REKONSTRUKTION. JENSEN & DALGAARD, 2015. Original title: REKONSTRUKTSIOON by REIN RAUD. Genre: Prose. ESTONIAN

FREMMED. GYLDENDAL, 2015. Original title: VIERAS by RIIKKA PULKKINEN. Genre: Prose.

SLANGEHVISLEREN. JENSEN & DALGAARD, 2015. Original title: MEES KES TEADIS USSISÕNU by ANDRUS KIVIRÄHK. Genre: Prose. ESTONIAN

HVID SOM SNE. GYLDENDAL, 2015. Original title: VALKOINEN KUIN LUMI by SALLA SIMUKKA. Genre: Literature for children and young people.

JORDEMODEREN. PEOPLE'S PRESS, 2015. Original title: KÄTILÖ by KATJA KETTU. Genre: Prose.

VANDETS VOGTER. TURBINE, 2015. Original title: TEEMESTARIN KIRJA by EMMI ITÄRANTA. Genre: Prose.

SAKSEN. TURBINE, 2015. Original title: SAKSET by LAURA LINDSTEDT. Genre: Prose.

En lykkelig familie. Husets Teater, 2015. Original title: Onnellinen perhe by Jussi Moila. Genre: Drama. reading

RØD SOM BLOD. GYLDENDAL, 2014. Original title: PUNAINEN KUIN VERI by SALLA SIMUKKA. Genre: Literature for children and young people.

MØRKT ER MIT HJERTE. MODTRYK, 2014. Original title: SYNKKÄ NIIN KUIN SYDÄMENI by ANTTI TUOMAINEN. Genre: Prose.

I GLIMT. LINDHARDT & RINGHOF, 2014. Original title: HETKEN HOHTAVA VALO by JUHA ITKONEN. Genre: Prose.

FÆLDEN. KLIM, 2014. Original title: ANSA by MARKO LEINO. Genre: Prose.

These little town blues are melting away. Husets Teater, 2014. Original title: Lauluja harmaan meren laidalta by Pipsa Lonka. Genre: Drama. reading

FOR FÆDRELANDET. TURBINE, 2013. Original title: ISÄNMAAN TÄHDEN by JENNI LINTURI. Genre: Prose.

SANDET I SARASVATI. TURBINE, 2013. Original title: SARASVATIN HIEKKA by RISTO ISOMÄKI. Genre: Prose.

GRÆNSEN. GYLDENDAL, 2013. Original title: RAJA by RIIKKA PULKKINEN. Genre: Prose.

GUDS ORD. GYLDENDAL, 2013. Original title: JUMALAN SANA by KARI HOTAKAINEN. Genre: Prose.

REJSEN IND I RINGEN. TURBINE, 2013. Original title: MÖBIUKSEN MAA by JOHANNA SINISALO. Genre: Literature for children and young people.

DA DUERNE FORSVANDT. ROSINANTE, 2013. Original title: KUN KYYHKYSET KATOSIVAT by SOFI OKSANEN. Genre: Prose.

KUPÉ NR. 6. TIDERNE SKIFTER, 2013. Original title: HYTTI NRO 6 by ROSA LIKSOM. Genre: Prose.

SKRAMMELSKRUMLET. TURBINE, 2013. Original title: ROMISKO by KATJA KREKELÄ. Genre: Literature for children and young people.

Performanceøkonomi II. Husets Teater, 2013. Original title: Esitystalous II by Juha Jokela. Genre: Drama. reading

LÆNGST FRA DØDEN. TURBINE, 2012. Original title: KAUIMPANA KUOLEMASTA by ELINA HIRVONEN. Genre: Prose.

HEALEREN. MODTRYK, 2012. Original title: PARANTAJA by ANTTI TUOMAINEN. Genre: Prose.

SANDT. GYLDENDAL, 2012. Original title: TOTTA by RIIKKA PULKKINEN. Genre: Prose.

BABY JANE. ROSINANTE, 2012. Original title: BABY JANE by SOFI OKSANEN. Genre: Prose.

Løgnen. Husets Teater, 2012. Original title: Valhe by Paavo Westerberg. Genre: Drama. reading

KOLLEKTIVT SELVMORD. MODTRYK, 2011. Original title: HURMAAVA JOUKKOITSEMURHA by ARTO PAASILINNA. Genre: Prose.

Helene Schjerfbeck : 1862-1946. ORDRUPGAARD, 2011. Original title: Helene Schjerfbeck : 1862-1946 by Leena Ahtola-Moorhouse. Genre: Non-fiction. Biography for exhibition catalogue

GRÆNSEGÆNGEREN. TURBINE, 2011. Original title: TAPPAJAN NÄKÖINEN MIES by MATTI RÖNKÄ. Genre: Prose.

EFTERMÆLE. GYLDENDAL, 2011. Original title: IHMISEN OSA by KARI HOTAKAINEN. Genre: Prose.

STALINS KØER. ROSINANTE, 2011. Original title: STALININ LEHMÄT by SOFI OKSANEN. Genre: Prose.

Broken Heart Story. Husets Teater, 2011. Original title: Broken Heart Story by Saara Turunen. Genre: Drama. reading

Bunny Girl. none, 2011. Original title: Bunny Girl by Saara Turunen. Genre: Drama. reading version for the Finnish Cultural Institute

Granhækken. People's Press, 2010. Original title: Kuusiaitta by Kari Levola. Genre: Literature for children and young people. Short story in the Nordic anthology: Elsker mig - elsker mig ikke

Arret og sværdet. People's Press, 2010. Original title: Arpi ja miekka by Sari Peltoniemi. Genre: Literature for children and young people. Short story in the Nordic anthology: Elsker mig - elsker mig ikke

CUT - FILMEN KNÆKKER. HØST OG SØN, 2010. Original title: FILMI POIKKI by HANNA MARJUT MARTTILA. Genre: Literature for children and young people.

Renselse. none, 2010. Original title: Puhdistus by Sofi Oksanen. Genre: Drama. reading version for the Finnish Cultural Institute

Krigsturister. Husets Teater, 2010. Original title: Sotaturistit by Laura Ruohonen. Genre: Drama. reading

Ud i kulden. Nørrebro Teater, 2009. Original title: Kohti kylmempää by L. & K. Klemola. Genre: Drama.

Performanceøkonomi. Husets Teater, 2009. Original title: Esitystalous by Juha Jokela. Genre: Drama. reading

Ene. CaféTeatret, 2007. Original title: Yksinen by Laura Ruohonen. Genre: Drama. reading

Mobile Horror. Plan B, 2006. Original title: Mobile Horror by Juha Jokela. Genre: Drama. reading

Now translating

KRISTIINA KASS: SAMUELI VÕLUPADI, KATJA KETTU: ROSE ON POISSA



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Updated: 29.10.2021