Mie Hidle was born in Stavanger in 1974. While completing her PhD in the History of Ideas at the University of Oslo she also worked off and on in publishing, for the most part for the publishers Pax and Spartacus. In 2002 she branched into translation, primarily translating non-fiction works from English. She is currently a full-time translator as well as working as a literary critic and a newspaper columnist. Her literary translations from Danish include works by Jens Smærup Sørensen and Steffen Jacobsen as well as several works by Carsten Jensen.