Snorre Karkkonen Svensson is the head of the publishing house and translation company "u.c." in Riga, Latvia and director in the language centre UAB Nordisk in Lithuania. He specializes in teaching Norwegian pronunciation, and has conducted a special course in Norwegian pronunciation for the last three years at the Norwegian language and culture summer school in Bergen, Norway, and created specialized pronunciation courses for employees at DNB, EVRY and STATOIL FUEL & RETAIL in Latvia.
Previously Svensson worked as a lecturer of Norwegian language at Latvian Academy of Culture and University of Latvia. He is currently working on a PhD thesis in Second Language Acquisition at University of Bergen.
Specialites: Second language acquisition and teaching, translation, interpreting, non-fiction writing
Photo: Jan Kløvstad
Fordømte ’94 (Jelgava 94)
Title: Fordømte ’94
Title*: Jelgava 94
Bokbyen Forlag, Norway
Jānis Joņevs, Reinis Pētersons, Mansards
Set in the 1990s, the story is centered on the rather short-lived craze for the allternative culture of heavy metal music.
Morsmelk (Mātes piens)
Title*: Mātes piens
This novel considers the effects of Soviet rule on a single individual. The central character tries to follow her calling as a doctor. But then the state steps in. Banished to a village, her sense of isolation increases.