Birgita Bonde Hansen

Place and date of birth: Hillerød, Denmark, 6 November 1977

 

TRANSLATED WORKS

Around 60 works of fiction and plays translated from Finnish and Estonian into Danish.

 

Estonian:

Ilmar Taska: Pobeda 1946 / Pobeda 1946, Jensen & Dalgaard, 24 February 2018              

Ilmar Taska: Parem kui elu / Større end livet, Jensen & Dalgaard, 2 February 2017         

Jaan Kross: Paigallend / Svirreflugt, Turbine, 18 October 2016

Rein Raud: Rekonstruktsioon / Rekonstruktion, Jensen & Dalgaard, September 2015

Andrus Kivirähk: Mees kes teadis ussisõnu / Slangehvisleren, Jensen & Dalgaard, 12 May 2015

 

Selected Finnish works:

Laura Lindstedt: Oneiron / Oneiron, Rosinante, 15 Sept. 2017

Sirpa Kähkönen: Graniittimies / Granitmanden, Gyldendal, 9 Nov. 2016

Katja Kettu: Yöperhonen / Natsværmeren, Novel, People’s Press, 28 Oct. 2016

Tommi Kinnunen: Neljäntienristeys / Hvor fire veje mødes, Rosinante, 24 Sept. 2015

Katja Kettu: Kätilö / Jordemoderen, People’sPress, 23 April 2015

Juha Itkonen: Hetken hohtava valo / I glimt, Novel, Lindhardt og Ringhof, 30 Apr. 2014

Sofi Oksanen: Kun kyyhkyset katosivat / Da duerne forsvandt, Rosinante, 25 April 2013

Rosa Liksom: Hytti nro 6 / Kupé nr. 6, Tiderne Skifter, 19 April 2013

Riikka Pulkkinen: Totta / Sandt, Novel, Gyldendal, 9 May 2012

Arto Paasilinna: Hurmaava joukkoitsemurha / Kollektivt selvmord, Novel, Modtryk, 18 Nov. 2011

Kari Hotakainen: Ihmisen osa / Eftermæle, Novel, Gyldendal, 13 Apr. 2011

Sofi Oksanen: Stalinin lehmät / Stalins køer, Novel, Rosinante, 11 Feb. 2011

 

Drama:

12 translations of Finnish drama, selected works:

Pipsa Lonka: Lauluja harmaan meren laidalta / These little town blues, 2014

Saara Turunen: Broken Heart Story, 2011

Juha Jokela: Esitystalous / Performanceøkonomi, 2009

Laura Ruohonen: Yksinen / Ene, 2007

 

EXPERIENCE RELATED TO ESTONIA

Internship at the Danish Cultural Institute in Tallinn, 5 months in 2012 & 5 days in 1992

Volunteer at HeadRead Literature Festival 2012

Studies of Estonian at University of Oulu 2003-2004, teacher Heli Laanekask

Exchange student in Estonia 1993-1994, attended 10th grade at 21. keskkool

 

EDUCATION

University of Copenhagen:

Department of Finnish, Cand. Mag. degree in Finnish and Estonian, 2002 – 2006

Bachelor Degree in Finnish and an elective module in Russian, 2000 – 2003

Institute of Eastern European Studies, Russian language, 1998 – 2000

 

STUDIES ABROAD

University of Oulu, Finland, Department of Finnish, Sami and Logopedics,         2003 – 2004

University of Helsinki, Finland, department of translation studies in Kouvola, 2002

CIMO, Finnish language summer courses II-IV, 2000, 2001, 2002

Russian Educational Center, Moscow, Russia, 1 month, 1999

Exchange student in Estonia through the organisation AYUSA, 11 months, 1993 – 1994

 

TRAINING, WORKSHOPS ETC.

Seminars on translation of Finnish literature arranged by Finnish Literature Exchange FILI in Copenhagen, Helsinki, Paris, Gothenburg and Frankfurt, 2009, 2011, 2012,2014, 2016, 2017

Käsmu tõlkijate seminar, Käsmu, Estonia, June 2016, – seminar for translators of Estonian arranged by Estonian Literature Centre

Translation courses for translators of Finnish Drama, arranged by Theatre Information Centre TINFO in Helsinki, Finland, 2006, 2012, 2017

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Freelance translator with own company: FinEst Danish, 2013 –

Trainee – the Danish Cultural Institute, internship in Tallinn, Estonia, 2012

Freelance translator with own company: Babelfiskens Sprogservice, 2006 – 2012

Finnish-Danish coordinator, Media-Print, 2010 – 2011

Employed in Danske Bank IT development as business developer/translator, 2007 – 2010

Comenius teaching assistant – Sodankylä Vocational College, Finland, 2003


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