Mia Spangenberg


Mother tongue

English, Finnish, German

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Academic degree

Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle, 2009 (Contemporary Finnish fiction and film)

Additional subject-specific studies

Graduate of FILI's FI-EN Mentorship program in 2017


Interests and specialisation

Fiction, Prose, Poetry, Drama, Literature for children and young people, Comics, Crime/detective, Fantasy & science fiction, Non-fiction, Anthropology, Archeology, Art, Art history, Conservation, Geography, History, Language, Literature, Music, Pedagogy and education, Philosophy, Photography and movies, Political science, Psychology, Publishing, Religion, Social policy, Sociology, Theatre and dance

List of translations

Secrets & Siblings: The Vanished Lives of China's One Child Policy. Zed Books, 2019. Original title: Yhden lapsen kansa by Mari Manninen. Genre: Prose.

My Favourite Finnish Things. Otava, 2021. Original title: Aarteitani Suomesta by Satu Kettunen. Genre: Children’s picture books.

Now translating

Pirkko Saisio's Punainen erokirja/The Red Book of Farewells

I will be pleased to write reader’s reports.

Päivitetty: 11.9.2021