Dorota Polska was born in Lublin (East Poland) in 1987. In 2009 she took a bachelor degree in Scandinavian Studies at the University of Gdańsk. Right after that she spent the next two years in Norway. During her stay she studied at the University of Oslo, worked as a trainee in Norla, Norwegian Literature Abroad and as an assistant of prof. Knut Andreas Grimstad, Head of Polish Studies in the Department of Literature and European Languages at the University of Oslo. She has now moved back to Poland and lives in Lublin.
Primarily working as a medical translator, she enjoys also translating literature, among others novels by Dag Solstad, Christer Mjåset and Chris Tvedt, short stories and other texts by Alexander Aarvik, Johan Harstad, Knut Homlong, Lisa Lie, Tor Øverås, Agnes Ravatn and Thomas Hylland Eriksen.