Ian Giles

Ian Giles


Chair of SELTA. Translator Scandinavian into English.

Contact Details

Website: http://gilestranslation.com/

Twitter: @ioagiles


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 Chair of SELTA since 2018. In addition to his literary work, Ian works as a commercial translator from all three Scandinavian languages.

Selected Publications

The Silent WarNorman, Andreas. The Silent War.

riverrun, 2019. ISBN 9781784293611.

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.