Olena O’Lear

Olena O’Lear

Olena O’Lear (the pen-name) (b. 1976), а Ukrainian poet, translator, theorist of literature, literary critic and editor. She translates Irish poetry and takes part in the Astrolabe Publishing’s project of publishing major works of J. R. R. Tolkien in Ukrainian: she translated The Hobbit, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, the poems from The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún, some lyrics from other J. R. R. Tolkien’s books. Also the Astrolabe Publishing published her translation of Beowulf. For this translation as well as the translation of J. R. R. Tolkien’s poems in The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún she is awarded Hryhoriy Kochur Literary Prize.


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