Ian Giles

Ian Giles


Treasurer of SELTA. Literary translator of Swedish, PhD researcher, Scandinavianist.

Contact Details

Website: http://www.proz.com/profile/1505225


Ian is a literary translator of Swedish, and has published half a dozen translations. In 2015, he was shortlisted for the International Dagger by the Crime Writers’ Association. He is also a member of the Translators Association, and has been Treasurer of SELTA since 2016. In addition to his literary work, Ian works as a commercial translator from all three Scandinavian languages.

Ian holds an MA (Hons) in Scandinavian Studies and an MSc in Translation Studies, both from the University of Edinburgh, where he is currently a doctoral candidate examining the transmission of Scandinavian literature to the UK. He is the 2017 SWEA International Scholar in Research of the Swedish Language, Literature and Culture.

Selected Publications

Beyond Borealism: New Perspectives on the North, . Beyond Borealism: New Perspectives on the North.

Norvik Press, 2016. ISBN 1909408336.

Good Girls Don't TellRoll, Liselotte. Good Girls Don't Tell.

World Editions, 2016. ISBN 9462380392.

Nature Is My KitchenHuuva, Greta. Nature Is My Kitchen.

Varda HB, 2014.

Into A Raging BlazeNorman, Andreas. Into A Raging Blaze.

Quercus, 2014. ISBN 9781782066033.

Laponia: Nature and Natives, . Laponia: Nature and Natives.

Varda HB, 2013.

Vikings!Andersson, Gunnar. Vikings!.

National Museums of Scotland, 2013.

The Dance of DeathStrindberg, August. The Dance of Death.

Donmar Warehouse, 2012.

Literal translation adapted by playwright Conor McPherson for production by the Donmar Warehouse in 2012.