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Maima Grīnberga

Maima Grīnberga (1969) is a translator of Estonian and Finnish literature into Latvian. She has been a member of the Estonian Writers’ Union since 2009. Almost twenty Estonian children’s and young-adult titles are included among her 70 translated works.

Translating children’s literature has been one of the greatest sources of joy and “adult education” in my career. One must be much more inventive and creative with children’s literature than when translating adult literature, on the whole.

There is much I would have missed out on if I hadn’t had the opportunities to wrack my brain when translating Belias’s Ossum-Possum or Piret Raud’s Princess Lulu and Mr. Bones; if I hadn’t cracked tough nuts in Andrus Kivirähk’s Oscar and the Things and Anti Saar’s The Way Things Are with Us. Luckily, Latvia already has a long tradition of translated Estonian literature – our readers and publishers have grown used to it.

2003
The Award of the Latvian Children
2008
Jāņa Baltvilka balva par bērnu un pusaudžu literatūras tulkošanu
2009
Suomen Leijonan Ritarikunnan ritarimerkki
2010
Estonian-Latvian Translation Award
Literatūras gada balva
2011
Estonian Cultural Endowment’s Annual Translation Award
Literatūras gada balva
2012
Maarjamaa Risti IV klassi teenetemärk
2013
Estonian-Latvian Translation Award
2014
Author’s Prize of the Latvian Authors’ Society
2015
Jānis Baltvilks Prize - Jāņa Baltvilka balva
2016
Sudraba Tintnīca - Ventspils International Writers' House Silver Ink Bottle Award for Translation
2018
Jānis Baltvilks Prize - Jāņa Baltvilka balva

Kā tev klājas, Anna?

Original title: How Are You, Ann?
Language: Latvian
Translator: Maima Grīnberga
Zvaigzne ABC
2002, 215 pp
ISBN: 9984226050
fiction, young adult novel

Ko darīt, Anna?

Original title: What Now, Ann?
Language: Latvian
Translator: Maima Grīnberga
Zvaigzne ABC
2006, 159 pp
ISBN: 9789984369594
fiction, young adult novel

Kas ar tevi notika, Anna?

Language: Latvian
Translator: Maima Grīnberga
Zvaigzne ABC
2009, 279 pp
ISBN: 9789934007255
fiction, young adult novel

Prezidents

Original title: Stories of a President
Language: Latvian
Illustrator: Piret Raud
Translator: Maima Grīnberga
Liels un mazs
2015, 76 pp
ISBN: 9789934533259
fiction, storybook

Sirli, Sīms un noslēpumi

Language: Latvian
Illustrator: Ilmar Trull
Translator: Maima Grīnberga
Liels un mazs
2009, 198 pp
ISBN: 9789984820200
fiction, storybook

Princese Skella un Leta kungs

Language: Latvian
Illustrator: Piret Raud
Translator: Maima Grīnberga
Liels un mazs
2011, 206 pp
ISBN: 9789984820316
fiction, storybook

Princese pa pastu

Original title: Princesses with a Twist
Language: Latvian
Illustrator: Piret Raud
Translator: Maima Grīnberga
Liels un mazs
2016, 108 pp
ISBN: 9789934533525
fiction, storybook

Berts un otrā B

Original title: Tobias, Second Grade
Language: Latvian
Illustrator: Mārtinš Zutis
Translator: Maima Grīnberga
Liels un mazs
2013, 144 pp
ISBN: 9789984820583
fiction, storybook

Šeit biju es. Pirmais arests

Language: Latvian
Illustrator: Jüri Saks
Translator: Maima Grīnberga
Dienas Grāmata
2006, 193 pp
ISBN: 9984789195
fiction, young adult novel

Tā iet mūsu lietas

Language: Latvian
Illustrator: Alvar Jaakson
Translator: Maima Grīnberga
Liels un mazs
2017, 136 pp
ISBN: 9789934533822
fiction, storybook

Mia ir priecīga

Tiia Selli

Original title: Happy Miia
Language: Latvian
Illustrator: Katrin Ehrlich
Translator: Maima Grīnberga
Jāņa Rozes apgāds
2017, 36 pp
ISBN: 9789984236711
fiction, picturebook

Visu dienu labiņi

Original title: Nice
Language: Latvian
Illustrator: Ulla Saar
Translator: Maima Grīnberga
Jāņa Rozes apgāds
2020, 55 pp
ISBN: 9789984237916
fiction, picturebook

Perts sprukās

Original title: Pärt in a Pickle
Language: Latvian
Illustrator: Reinis Pētersons
Translator: Maima Grīnberga
Liels un mazs
2020, 48 pp
ISBN: 9789934574580
fiction, storybook

Sniegbaltais un oglmelnais

Hilli Rand

Language: Latvian
Illustrator: Catherine Zarip
Translator: Maima Grīnberga
Liels un mazs
2018, 28 pp
ISBN: 9789934533983
picturebook, storybook, fiction

Legenda par Veco Tomasu

Gert Helbemäe

Illustrator: Andres Kuura
Translator: Maima Grīnberga
Grenader
2012, 64 pp
ISBN: 9789949448715
fiction, storybook