Gunta Paavola

Languages

Mother tongue

Latvian

Translates from

Sámi

Translates to

Latvian

Other language skills

English, Russian

Education

Academic degree

Bachelor of Arts, University of Jyväskylä, 2017 (Ethnology)

Additional subject-specific studies

Intercultural Studies, Psychology, Philosophy, Towards International Professionalism

Translations

Interests and specialisation

Fiction, Prose, Drama, Literature for children and young people, Crime/detective, Fantasy & science fiction, Non-fiction, Anthropology, Geography, History, Pedagogy and education, Psychology, Social policy, Sociology, Theatre and dance

List of translations

Vorkuta! Sacelšanās ieslodzīto nometnē. Lauku Avīzes redakcija, 2015. Original title: Vorkuta! Vankileirin kapina ja sen suomalainen johtohahmo by Jukka Rislakki. Genre: Drama. The Latvian publication was awarded the Great Readers' Award in 2016

Kad pazuda dūjas. Zvaigzne ABC, 2015. Original title: Kun kyyhkyset katosivat by Sofi Oksanen. Genre: Prose.

Balta kā sniegs. Zvaigzne ABC, 2014. Original title: Valkoinen kuin lumi by Salla Simukka. Genre: Literature for children and young people.

Norma. Zvaigzne ABC, 2017. Original title: Norma by Sofi Oksanen. Genre: Prose.

Sirdsmāsas. Zvaigzne ABC, 2017. Original title: Sisarla by Salla Simukka. Genre: Children’s picture books. 2nd in it's class by Children's Jury of Latvia in 2018

Sliktā garastāvokļa grāmata. Zvaigzne ABC, 2019. Original title: Pieni pahan mielen kirja by Lotta Sonninen. Genre: Prose. The name says it all: A Little Book of Bad Moods

Spiegi. Latvijas Mediji, 2019. Original title: Vakoojat by Martti Backman. Genre: Non-fiction. A fascinating historical puzzle of one of the greatest spying scandals

Šausmu veikaliņš un briesmīgais kutināmais pulveris. Latvijas Mediji, 2020. Original title: Pieni kauhupuoti ja hirveä kutituspulveri by Magdalena Hai & Teemu Juhani. Genre: Literature for children and young people. What can a 9 yo do to get a new bike? Work! Where? Find out.

Ieslēdz gaismu! / Izslēdz gaismu!. Zvaigzne ABC, 2020. Original title: Sytytä valot! / Sammuta valot! by Salla Simukka. Genre: Literature for children and young people. A two sided book with 10 lovely and 10 horrible stories.

Now translating

Mia Kankimäki Yönaiset, Frank Martela A Wonderful Life



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Updated: 25.7.2020