Ian Giles
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Literary translator of the Scandinavian languages, researcher, Chair of SELTA.


I am a native British English speaker and also speak Swedish to a native standard. I have lived in Stockport, Edinburgh, and Uppsala. I am a three-time graduate of the University of Edinburgh: I hold an MA (Hons) in Scandinavian Studies, MSc in Translation Studies, and in 2018 I completed my PhD examining the impact of translated Scandinavian literature on the British literary market during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. I have been translating commercial and literary texts from Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish into English since 2010.

I specialise in providing sample translations from Danish to English in the genres of crime fiction, thrillers and non fiction.