Festin, Jesper

Jesper Festin, born in Uppsala, Sweden, in 1988, is a literary translator from German. He currently lives in Uppsala and Berlin.
After studying German language and literature in Lund and Berlin, as well as literary translation at the Valand Academy in Gothenburg, he published his first translation, the children’s book Ich groß du klein by Lilli L’Arronge, in 2015. Since then, he has translated about 15 works into Swedish, including Die Kieferninseln by Marion Poschmann, Tyll by Daniel Kehlmann and Die Obstdiebin by Peter Handke.
In 2023 he received the Swedish Academy's Translation prize.