Siân Mackie

Translates from Norwegian into English

Siân Mackie is a translator of Scandinavian literature into English.

They were born in Scotland and now live on the south coast of England. They have an MA in Scandinavian Studies and an MSc in Literary Translation as a Creative Practice from the University of Edinburgh. They have translated a wide range of literary works, from young adult and children’s literature – including Bjarne Reuter’s Elise and the Second-hand Dog, which was nominated for the 2019 CILIP Carnegie Medal, and Ingunn Thon’s A Postcard to Ollis, which was nominated for the same prize for 2021 – to thrillers and non-fiction.

They were selected for the National Centre for Writing Emerging Translator Mentorship in 2014 and have also participated in the Foreign Affairs Theatre Translator Mentorship and the Royal Court International Residency for Emerging Playwrights.

Translated by Siân Mackie

Marta Breen and Jenny Jordahl: Smash the Patriarchy (Patriarkatet faller), 2023, HELVETIQ.

Simen Sætre and Kjetil Østli: The New Fish (Den nye fisken), 2023, Patagonia.

Siri Pettersen: The Might (Evna), co-translated with Paul Russell Garrett, 2022, Arctis Books.

Siri Pettersen: The Rot (Råta), co-translated with Paul Russell Garrett, 2021, Arctis Books.

Siri Pettersen: Odin's Child (Odinsbarn), co-translated with Paul Russell Garrett, 2021, Arctis Books.

Kristin Roskifte: Everybody Counts (Alle sammen teller), 2020, Wide Eyed Editions.

Ingunn Thon: A Postcard to Ollis (Ollis), 2019, Wacky Bee Books.

Geir Lundestad: The World's Most Prestigious Prize: The Inside Story of the Nobel Peace Prize, 2019, Oxford University Press.

Sigri Sandberg: An Ode to Darkness (Mørke), 2019, Sphere.

Mina Lystad: Alfred and the Blue Whale (Alfred må lese høyt), 2019, Wacky Bee Books.

Marta Breen and Jenny Jordahl: Women in Battle (Kvinner i kamp), 2018, Hot Key Books.

Odd Harald Hauge: Everest (Everest), 2017, Yatra Books.

Hanna Norberg & Leo Oterhals: Erik Breivik: The Viking. The Story of a Norwegian Fishing Pioneer (Erik Breivik: Vikingen. Historien om en norsk fiskerigründer), 2016, Kagge Forlag.

Lars Joachim Grimstad: The Disappearing Children (Barna som forsvant), co-translated with Don Bartlett, 2015, Phoenix Yard Books.