As one of FILI’s translators in residence I was lucky enough to stay in Helsinki for three weeks, on the six-island sea fortress of Suomenlinna. The trip came at a perfect time for me to cement and expand my relationships with Finnish authors, publishers and agents.
I translate from Swedish to English and am currently working on YA fantasy trilogy The Red Abbey Chronicles by wonderful Finland-Swedish author Maria Turtschaninoff. The first instalment, Maresi, has been very well received in the UK and is soon to be published in the USA. Maria recently finished the second book, Naondel, and sent it to me to read on my very first day in Helsinki.