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London Book Fair 2021

To mark London Book Fair 2021, we present a series of features exploring industry perspectives, literary prizewinners, and our readers' book tips.

 

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London Book Fair focus 2021 - Latest features

book cover of Nordic Fauna by Andrea Lundgren, translated by John Litell

LATEST INTERVIEW

A Translator's Perspective

Translator and physician John Litell discusses the joys of translating Andrea Lundgren's short stories, winning the Peirene Stevns Prize, and the challenges of completing a debut literary translation while working in intensive care during a pandemic.

Norvik Press

Kerstin Ekman's Women and the City tetralogy reissued

To mark the publication of a new collector's edition of Kerstin Ekman's Women and the City series, Norvik Press have published a number of features providing new - and personal - perspectives on the quartet and its enduring appeal.

Writing Memory event

with Anna-Karin Palm and Elisabeth Åsbrink

Translations

Axel Åhman in brown jacket

TRANSLATED STORY

The Sauna Throne by Axel Åhman

At a public swimming pool somewhere in Finland, a young man decides to take a sauna. The ensuing sweaty power struggle is a hilarious, finely tuned exploration of masculinity, linguistic identity and the corrupting nature of power
Translated by D.E. Hurford

Swedish Book Review - bringing Swedish-language literature to the English-speaking world

SBR is committed to bringing Swedish-language literature to the English-speaking world, and to promoting works in translation. In 2021, with the publication of our full online archive, we will be launching our new membership package. SBR membership gives you access to hundreds of reviews, translations and features on the latest in Swedish literature. 

Reviews

trees meeting lake shore
online archive

PAST ISSUES NOW LIVE

A number of our previous issues are now available to browse on our website. View our current online catalogue of previous issues here, and become a member to read them all.

Become A Member

SBR membership gives you access to hundreds of reviews, translations and features on the latest in Swedish literature. Become a member.