David Hackston


Mother tongue


Translates from

Finnish, Finland Swedish

Translates to


Other language skills

Albanian, Danish, French, German, Norwegian, Portuguese


Academic degree

BA, University College London, 1999 (Scandinavian Studies)

Additional subject-specific studies

Finnish, linguistics, literature


Interests and specialisation

Fiction, Prose, Poetry, Drama, Crime/detective, Non-fiction, Art, Art history, History, Language, Literature, Music, Political science, Theatre and dance

List of translations

My Friend Natalia. W. W. Norton, 2021. Original title: Ystäväni Natalia by Laura Lindstedt. Genre: Prose.

Bolla. Pantheon / PRH, 2021. Original title: Bolla by Pajtim Statovci. Genre: Prose.

Land of Snow and Ashes. Pushkin Press, 2022. Original title: Tuhkaan piirretty maa by Petra Rautiainen. Genre: Prose.

The Rabbit Factor. Orenda Books, 2021. Original title: Jäniskerroin by Antti Tuomainen. Genre: Prose.

Crossing. Pantheon / PRH, 2019. Original title: Tiranan sydän by Pajtim Statovci. Genre: Prose.

My Cat Yugoslavia. Pantheon / PRH, 2017. Original title: Kissani Jugoslavia by Pajtim Statovci. Genre: Prose.

The Midwife. Amazon Crossing, 2016. Original title: Kätilö by Katja Kettu. Genre: Prose.

Little Siberia. Orenda Books, 2019. Original title: Pikku Siperia by Antti Tuomainen. Genre: Prose.

Now translating

Olli Jalonen: Merenpeitto

I will be pleased to write reader’s reports.

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Updated: 21.12.2021