Alice Olsson

Alice Olsson


Swedish<>English translator, writer, editor

Contact Details



Twitter: @AliceEOlsson

LinkedIn: alice-e-olsson


I am a Swedish<>English translator, specialising in literary fiction and non-fiction, as well as human rights advocacy and legal translation. Born in Stockholm, I later moved to the UK to study literature and languages. I hold an MA in Comparative Literature from University College London and a BA in English and Related Literature, with a focus on Old Norse language and literature, from the University of York. In September 2017, I will be returning to UCL to begin a PhD in Comparative Literature.

In addition to SELTA, I am also a member of the Emerging Translators' Network, European Literature Network, American Comparative Literature Association and English PEN.

Selected Publications

Dahlqvist, Anna. It's Only Blood: A Global Story of Menstruation and Power.

Zed Books, 2018.

Hopp – Doaas flykt till SverigeFleming, Melissa. Hopp – Doaas flykt till Sverige.

Polaris, 2017. ISBN 9789188647139.

Isaak, Dawit. Collected works (forthcoming).

Svenska PEN & Reportrar utan gränser, 2017.