Kate Lambert

Member of SELTA, the Swedish-English Literary Translators’ Association.

Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting, ITI, accredited for Swedish and Finnish into English.

I translate from Swedish and Finnish into British English. With a degree in Swedish and four years living in Finland, I’m also particularly interested in Finlandssvenska. My degree from UEA was originally in European history, although it gradually gained more languages and literature as time went on, and I still enjoy jobs that combine translation and historical research. In fiction I am particularly interested in women’s writing and children’s and young adult literature.

As well as the published translations and English samples for Nordic publishers shown here, I also translate across a range of subjects including work for museum exhibitions, tourist guides and auction catalogues. Recent major projects include the online guide for Ark56, the Blekinge Archipelago biosphere reserve in Sweden, the memoirs of Dr Rolf Kostmann in 1940s Swedish Lapland, and a Finnish museum exhibition on sunken ships in the Baltic which involved translating both 20th-century diving logs and the letters of Catherine the Great.