Christina Saarinen


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Academic degree

Bachelor's, University of Helsinki, 2011 (Finnish Language and Culture, minors in Economics and Urban Studies)
Bachelor's, Bryn Mawr College, 2005 (Mathematics)

Additional subject-specific studies

FILI seminar on non-fiction translation, 2018

FILI mentorship program and summer school for Finnish-English translators, 2017


Interests and specialisation

Fiction, Poetry, Literature for children and young people, Comics, Fantasy & science fiction, Non-fiction, Economics, Geography, History, Language, Literature, Mathematics, Pedagogy and education, Political science, Religion, Social policy, Sociology

List of translations

From Finland to Niagara Falls. Buffalo Heritage Press, 2015. Original title: Uutta maailmaa tutkimassa by Markku Löytönen and Riikka Jäntti. Genre: Literature for children and young people.

The Dark Side of Helsinki. Tammi, 2018. Original title: Helsingin pimeä puoli by Jarkko Sipilä. Genre: Non-fiction.

Steampunk International. NewCon Press, 2018. Original title: Steampunk International by Various. Genre: Prose. Translated 3 stories by J. S. Meresmaa, Magdalena Hai & Anne Leinonen

The Fantastic World of Atelieri O. Haapala. Atelieri O. Haapala, 2018. Original title: Atelieri O. Haapala ja sen ihmeellinen maailmaa by Maria Faarinen et al.. Genre: Non-fiction. Translated with Owen F. Witesman

My Finnish Taniwha. Osuuskumma, 2020. Original title: Taniwha by Taru Kumara-Moisio. Genre: Prose.

I will be pleased to write reader’s reports.

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Updated: 22.4.2022