Susan Beard


Literary and commercial translator with over 26 years' experience.

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MA in Literary Translation from the University of East Anglia 2004/5. CIOL Diploma in Translation 1994, with distinction (in 2 papers) and merit. Exam marker for CIOL Swedish to English DipTrans papers. Resident in UK after living and working in Sweden for 16 years: work included radio journalism (Utlandsprogrammet / Sveriges Radio's multilingual service); script advisor and presenter of English language programmes for schools, and script translator and on-screen presenter of corporate videos for companies such as Volvo and SAS. Translations include 6 books by Astrid Lindgren, 2 award-winning novels for young adults, and a supernatural thriller for Faber and Faber. Versatile and professional with a sound knowledge of Swedish culture and language, and a demonstrated ability for accuracy and meeting deadlines.

Selected Publications

Nothing But Fun in Noisy VillageLindgren, Astrid. Nothing But Fun in Noisy Village.

Oxford University Press, 2016. ISBN 9780192739469.

Lotta's BikeLindgren, Astrid. Lotta's Bike.

Raben&Sjögren, 2016. ISBN 9789129700909.

Emil and the Bad ToothLindgren, Astrid. Emil and the Bad Tooth.

Raben&Sjögren, 2016. ISBN 9789129700916.

The Midsummer Tomte and the Little RabbitsStark, Ulf. The Midsummer Tomte and the Little Rabbits.

Floris Books, 2016. ISBN 9781782502449.

Happy Times in Noisy VillageLindgren, Astrid. Happy Times in Noisy Village.

Oxford University Press, 2015. ISBN 9780192739476.

StalloSpjut, Stefan. Stallo.

Faber and Faber, 2015. ISBN 9780571296781.

Supernatural thriller.

Grunditz, Anette. Woodworking with Children.

Floris Books, 2014. ISBN 9781782500391.

The Children of Noisy VillageLindgren, Astrid. The Children of Noisy Village.

Oxford University Press, 2014. ISBN 9780192734594.

The Yule Tomte and the Little RabbitsStark, Ulf. The Yule Tomte and the Little Rabbits.

Floris Books, 2014. ISBN 9781782501367.

Me on the Floor, BleedingJägerfeld, Jenny. Me on the Floor, Bleeding.

Stockholm Text, 2013. ISBN 9789187173936.

Winner of the Swedish August Prize for best young adult novel 2010.

Thin IceEngström, Mikael . Thin Ice.

Little Island, 2011. ISBN 9781908195005.

Young adult novel by Swedish August Prize-nominated author 2001. Produced as a Swedish film 2012.

Emil and the Sneaky RatLindgren, Astrid. Emil and the Sneaky Rat.

Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN 9780192727589.

Ringell, Susanne. The Intrigue; Berlin. From short story collection Vattnen.

The Stinging Fly literary journal, 1970. ISBN 9781906539252.

The Intrigue published in issue 25/volume 2/ summer 2013, translation issue. Berlin published in issue 28/volume 2/summer 2014