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Nely Keinanen- Translator

Nely Keinänen has translated thirty plays from Finnish into English, working with many of Finland’s leading playwrights, including Kari Hotakainen, Anna Krogerus, Esa Leskinen & Sami Keski-Vähälä, Mika Myllyaho, and now for the first time, Saara Turunen. Productions or readings of Nely’s translations have been performed in the UK and the USA. Adaptations based on her translations by Catherine Grosvenor have twice won awards at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival: Leskinen & Keski-Vähälä’s Continuous Growth (2012), a Fringe First Award for best new writing; and Leskinen & Keski-Vähälä’sOvercoat (2010), a best actor award for Billy Mack. Nely teaches English at the University of Helsinki.

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