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IRENE NOEL-BAKER is a psychologist, a translator, and a poet. She grew up in Greece, and speaks modern Greek, although she was educated for the most part in Britain. Her mother was Swedish.

After studying Ancient Greek and English Literature at Edinburgh University, she worked for a while in publishing, and then trained and worked as a clinical psychologist in Britain before turning her hand to translating. Her recent translations from Greek include psychoanalytic works, history, architecture, short stories, and novels. Her translations of Plato are published by the Aldeburgh Bookshop.




Forthcoming publications, from Armida Books

Dark Tales, by Andreas Karayan, is a startling, poetic, enlightened and learned memoir, insightful and invigorating, and full of joy.

From Beyond the Sea is the second volume of Miltiades Hatzopoulos' trilogy, set in France in the fascinating 60s, brimming with local colour, humour and perceptiveness.


Favourite reads

The Seamstress of Ourfa, by Victoria Harwood Butler-Sloss

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The Magic Mountain, by Thomas Mann

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  Irene Noel-Baker
Photograph by Lucy Dickens
© Irene Noel-Baker (2019)