Janet Garton has written a biography of the author (Amalie Skram. Et forfatterliv, 2011), published five volumes of her letters, and edited translations of two of her novels. She is an Emeritus Professor of Scandinavian Studies in the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. She has been both Secretary and President of the International Association of Scandinavian Studies, whose conference she hosted at UEA in August 2000. She is a former editor of the journal Scandinavica and a director of Norvik Press, a publishing house based at UCL which publishes critical studies and translations of Nordic literature.