Gunta Paavola

Languages

Mother tongue

Latvian

Translates from

Finnish

Translates to

Latvian

Other language skills

English, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

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 Simuka/Salla Simukka. Genre: Literature for children and young people. A two sided book with 10 lovely and 10 horrible stories.

Sievietes, par kurām domāju naktīs. Zvaigzne ABC, 2020. Original title: Naiset joita ajattelen öisin by Mia Kankimeki/Mia Kankimäki. Genre: Non-fiction. A fascinating and inspiring collection of women who did the impossibe.

Brīnišķīga dzīve. Jēgpilnas eksistences meklējumos. Zvaigzne ABC, 2020. Original title: A Wonderful Life. Insights On Finding A Meaningful Existence by Frenks Martela/Frank Martela. Genre: Non-fiction. The first book I've translated from English.

Fedja. Teodors. Tulio : Kinorežisora Teuvo Tulio dzīve un filmas. Mansards, 2013. Original title: Tulio : levottoman veren antologia (Helsinki : Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, 2002) by Kristīne Želve (toim.)/Toiviainen, Sakari (toim.). Genre: Non-fiction. I translated a part of the book as one of the 3 translators.

Now translating

Max Seeck Pahan verkko, Magdalena Hai&Teemu Juhani Painajaispuoti: hampaat hukassa; Jukka Rislakki Saatan kuolla jo rajalla: Suomen ja Neuvostoliiton vakailusodan hahmoja +1



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Päivitetty: 3.5.2021