Maia Ossa Rissanen


Mother tongue

Basque, Finnish

Translates from


Translates to

Basque, Spanish

Other language skills

English, French, Spanish


Academic degree

BA, Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / University of the Basque Country, 2013 (Translation and Interpreting)

Additional subject-specific studies

Excellence in Basque Studies II, Etxepare Institute, 2013
Excellence in Basque Studies VI, Etxepare Institute, 2016
Excellence in Basque Studies VII, Etxepare Institute, 2017


Interests and specialisation

Fiction, Prose, Literature for children and young people, Comics, Non-fiction, Anthropology, History, Language, Literature, Pedagogy and education, Philosophy, Photography and movies, Political science, Social policy, Sociology

List of translations

Ariasman. Euskal baleazaleen istorio bat. Erein, 2017. Original title: Ariasman, kertomus valaanpyytäjistä by Tapio Koivukari. Genre: Prose.

Garbiketa. Alberdania, 2011. Original title: Puhdistus by Sofi Oksanen. Genre: Prose.

I will be pleased to write reader’s reports.

Sample translations

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Päivitetty: 22.3.2022