Kenneth Steven is a poet, translator and children’s author from Perthshire in Scotland. He spent two academic years in Norway, one on the west coast and the other north of the Arctic Circle. In 2002 he was commissioned by Arcadia Books to translate the Nordic Prize-winning Norwegian novel The Half Brother by Lars Saabye Christensen. This was published in the spring of 2003 and the translation was subsequently short-listed for the Foreign Fiction Prize. It was nominated for the International IMPAC Literary Award.