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Laura Vroomen

Dutch to English

Most recent translations

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These are some of my translations. For a more comprehensive list, see my Portfolio


Drinkable Rivers

Li An Phoa &

Maarten van der Schaaf

"A rich tapestry of travelogue, memoir, reportage, philosophical musings, and poetry, Li An Phoa takes the reader on her adventures along rivers on four continents."

(Co-translated with Anna Asbury)

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The Demons of Leonard Cohen

Francis Mus

"The countless roles assumed by Cohen’s persona are not some innocent games, but strategies in response to the sometimes conflicting demands of a ‘life in art’."

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Veggies & Fish

Bart van Olphen

"Bart van Olphen flips the script in this exciting new cookbook starring healthy, fresh produce, with delicious fish and shellfish in the supporting role."

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A Sea of Flames

Walter Lucius

"The riveting and unputdownable thriller for fans of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy."

(Co-translated with Lorraine T. Miller)

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How Are We Going To Explain This

Jelmer Mommers

"An international bestseller, the first climate book that doesn't leave the reader depressed: realistic and hopeful, witty and clarifying."

(Co-translated with Anna Asbury)

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The Ice-cream Makers

Ernest van der Kwast

"A dazzling novel about an Italian ice-cream dynasty, tradition, ambition, and the sensation of lemon sorbet melting on your tongue."

In the press

Review of The Housemates:

"At the age of 21 (...) he made the radical decision to move into a nursing home to live as housemate, not employee. The result, this book, has already made waves in his homeland, where it was a bestseller and hand delivered to the prime minister."

Interview with Ernest van der Kwast:

"I thought being an ice-cream maker must be the best job in the world. I’m less romantic about it now. Everyone goes for ice-cream in summer, but they don’t know the story of the people who make it."

The Guardian


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Accredited by the Dutch Foundation for Literature and with a diploma in Dutch-to-English literary translation from University College London, I've been a full-time translator of fiction and non-fiction since 2007.

Novels, short stories, environmental issues, cookery, self-help, health, music, architecture, memoir - these are just a few of the topics I've tackled.

When I'm not translating, I like to take photos.

For more information about rates and availability, please send me an email!

In The Press


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For more of my photos, see flickr

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