René-Philippe Thomas


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Other language skills

English, German, Swedish


Academic degree

Bachelor of Laws, Faculty of Law, University of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas, 1975 (French Public Law)
Bachelor of Arts, Faculty of Letters, University of Paris 1 Sorbonne, 1976 (Modern Literature)

Additional subject-specific studies
  • Attending several Finnish courses in a Helsinki adult education center during a first stay in Finland (1977-1983)
  • Sworn Translator Certification Examination in the Finnish-French language combination (1982)


Interests and specialisation

Fiction, Prose, Poetry, Drama, Literature for children and young people, Comics, Crime/detective, Non-fiction, Art history, Communications, History, Law, Literature, Photography and movies, Religion, Theatre and dance

List of translations

A comme Amsterdam. Finnish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild, 1999. Original title: A niin kuin Amsterdam by Juha Siltanen. Genre: Prose. (Drama)

Infanticide ou Portrait d'un boxeur. Nordic Drama Corner, 2000. Original title: Lapsenmurhaaja -erään nyrkkeilijän tarina by Juha Turkka & Marko Leino. Genre: Prose. (Drama)

Les Rêves du marquis de Sade. Nordic Drama Corner, 2001. Original title: Markiisin unet by Pasi Lampela. Genre: Prose. (Drama)

Updated: 28.2.2021