Born March 4, 1918 in Vaasa, Finland, Thomas Warburton died on December 18, 2016.
Graduate from the Swedish Normal Lyceum, Helsinki 1936
Studied for a degree as forest officer at the University of Helsinki 1937-1943
Editor at Schildt's publisher house, Helsinki, 1943-1981
Published literature and manuals on Finland-Swedish literature, essays on Finnish and English literature, translation, Japanese culture, history, and other prose, 1942-2007
About 130 translations of Finnish and English prose and poetry
Translated four of Tove Jansson's Moomin books into English
Honorary member of the Volter Kilpi Society in Finland and The James Joyce Society of Sweden and Finland. His awards include The Swedish Academy's Translators' Prize 1957, Tollanderska priset 1976, De Nios Translators' Prize 1997, Pro Finlandia-medal 1998 and the Swedish Academy's Finland Prize in 2001.
Ph.D. B.C. University of Helsinki 1983