Olivia Lasky

Translates from Norwegian into English

Olivia Lasky is an Oslo-based translator who focuses on Norwegian and North Sámi to English literary translations. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, she received an M.A. in Scandinavian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013, and B.A.s in Scandinavian Studies and English Literature from the University of California-Berkeley in 2010.

In 2019, Olivia was awarded the American-Scandinavian Foundation Wigeland Prize for her translation of Sigbjørn Skåden's Watch Over Those Who Sleep (Våke over dem som sover), and in 2020 was selected as one of the mentees in the American Literary Translators Mentorship Program.

For further details, you can visit her website: olivialasky.com.

Translated by Olivia Lasky

Edel Marit Gaino : Dološ baldonnasat , Ancient Ghosts, 2022, Inhabit Education Books – Co‑translator: Lea Simma

Marianne Kaurin : Syden , Our Own Little Paradise, 2022, Arctis Books

Lisa Aisato : Livet - illustrert , All the Colors of Life, 2021, Arctis Books

Anja Røyne : Menneskets grunnstoffer , The Elements We Live By, 2020, The Experiment

Lene Wold : Ære være mine døtre , Inside an Honor Killing, 2019, Greystone Books