Alice E. Olsson

Alice E. Olsson


Bilingual Swedish<>English translator, writer, editor

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Twitter: @AliceEOlsson

LinkedIn: alice-e-olsson


I am a bilingual 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 returned to UCL as a PhD student in Comparative Literature.

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

Selected Publications

It's Only Blood: Shattering the Taboo of MenstruationDahlqvist, Anna. It's Only Blood: Shattering the Taboo of Menstruation.

Zed Books, 2018.


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

Polaris, 2017. ISBN 9789188647139.


Collected worksIsaak, Dawit. Collected works.

Svenska PEN & Reportrar utan gränser, 2017.

[Eng ed.]