Meet the Translator: Lola Rogers

  • 09/17/2020
  • 18:00 - 20:00
  • Online with Folio

NOTIS's Northwest Literary Translators and Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum have teamed up to organize a series of lectures by local literary translators about their published books. Tonight's speaker is NOTIS member Lola Rogers, discussing her translation of Rosa Liksom's novel The Colonel's Wife. All are welcome! NOTIS members: register using the Folio Member option for discounted admission.


Translators of international literature serve to dissolve stereotypes and open our eyes to the common humanity between people of varying nationalities, cultures and backgrounds. Join us in celebrating the gift translators have to offer, and expand your view of universal literature with a series of monthly presentations featuring local translators and their books.

In the second event the series, prolific translator Lola Rogers presents The Colonel's Wife. Translated from Finnish. To purchase a copy of the book online click here.

An old woman living in a remote part of Lapland tells the unvarnished story of her life as a nature writer, free spirit, and fervent fascist. Raised by far-right partisans of the bloody Finnish Civil War and married at a young age to her beloved Colonel, she experiences the violent consequences first hand as her country's alliance with Nazi Germany, and her own marriage, turn brutally cruel.

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