Lola Rogers is a Finnish to English literary translator living in Seattle. She studied linguistics and Finnish language and literature at the University of Washington, followed by training as a translation intern at FILI Finnish Literature Exchange in Helsinki. She has translated seven novels to date and contributed translations of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry to a variety of journals and anthologies. Her published translations include True by Riikka Pulkkinen, which was an IMPAC Dublin Prize nominee and a Shelf Unbound best book of 2012, and the internationally acclaimed novel Purge, by Sofi Oksanen, chosen as a best book of 2010 by the California Literary Review, the Sunday Times, the L Magazine, and others. Lola is a founding member of the Finnish-English Literary Translation Cooperative.
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