Summary in englishLeif Jerusalem


This is the homepage of translator Leif Jacobsen!

I have been working as a translator since 1999 and translate from English and Danish into Swedish. In 2003, I translated my first novel and today I work only with books for various publishers – for children as well as adults – and have translated around eighty books so far. I work mainly with fiction, often with a historic touch (e.g. Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell), but also within myth, fantasy, and fairy tales. Furthermore, I translate contemporary literature, such as crime novels and thrillers (Jussi Adler-Olsen and Lee Child), as well as other novels. If I find the time, also journalistic texts, such as articles, reports, interviews, and portraits.

During 2003–2005, I was engaged as chief reviser for the retranslation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings by Swedish publishers Norstedts Förlag. Prior to that, I had received my Masters degree in English Literature and Language at Lund University.

I also write books for children and young adults. Please click here for more information about me as a writer.

Please, drop me a line if you have any questions or if you want to know more about me.

All the best!
Leif                                                                                                                                                                
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