Volha Ryzmakova


Mother tongue

Belarusian, Russian

Translates from

Finland Swedish

Translates to


Other language skills

English, Finnish


Academic degree

Bachelor degree in Humanities, Minsk State Linguistic University, 1994 - 1999 (Specialization – English and Belarusian Language and Literature)

Additional subject-specific studies

Swedish language course - as "third" foreign language at Minsk State Linguistic University, 1996 - 1999
Swedish language summer courses in Sweden, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2005
Course for Fiction Translators (Swedish – Belarusian), Baltic Centre for Writers and translators, Visby, 2007
IASS Study Conference “Adaption, Interpretation, Transformation”, Lund University, 2010
Finnish language course - at the Centre for International Studies in Minsk, 2011 - 2014
Finnish language courses in Finland, 2014, 2015, 2016


Interests and specialisation

Fiction, Prose

List of translations

Папулярная музыка з Вітулы / Popular music from Vittula. Logvinau Publishing House , 2010. Original title: Populärmisik från Vittula by Mikael Niemi. Genre: Prose. Awarded 1st prise for debut translation by Belarusian PEN Centre

The History of Finland / Гісторыя Фінляндыі. Mastatskaya litaratura” publishing house , 2017. Original title: Finlands historia by Henrik Meinander. Genre: Non-fiction.

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