from Aboveground by Mikael Berglund
An encounter between a young nursery school worker and a Sámi reindeer herder marks the start of a transformative relationship, in Mikael Berglund's suggestive, starkly poetic third novel.
Translated by Anna McGroarty.
from The Bleed by Lyra Ekström Lindbäck
What does it mean to feel something for real? In Lyra Ekström Lindbäck’s latest novel, several voices interrogate this question side by side, probing fiction, reality, and what exists in between.
Translated by Emma Olsson.
from Everything I Find in You I Will Find in Myself by Malin Ekman
In Malin Ekman's literary debut, Anna, an observant and introspective first-person narrator, recalls her childhood with an impulsive single mother and younger brother.
Translated by Paul Norlen.
from Not Your Baby by Seluah Alsaati
Seluah Alsaati's award-winning, razor-sharp YA debut explores what it means to find yourself in a destructive relationship, and how to find your way back to yourself.
Translated by Sophie Ruthven.
from A little book about football, democracy and how to build a society by Niklas Rådström
In his latest book, Niklas Rådström examines what football might have to teach us about cooperation, justice and peaceful coexistence despite conditions of intense competition.
Translated by Tom Buckle.
Gothenburg: Sweden’s First International City of Literature
Ulla Forsén explores the extensive, trans-institutional efforts that helped to secure Gothenburg's status as a City of Literature, and the long-term commitments that this will involve.
Translated by Linda Schenck.
The Literature of Värmland, Past and Present
Anna Maria Hellberg Moberg goes back to her writing roots, researching the literary heritage and contemporary authors of her native Värmland.
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En handful vind
Ulla-Lena Lundberg and Negar Naseh: two women writers from different generations and cultural backgrounds, with voices as distinctive as the settings of their narratives. Their novels Light and Flame and A Handful of Wind offer spell-binding insights into the landscapes of their minds.
A farm in western Finland is passed down through four hundred years of the same family. Inherited Land explores family bonds and traditions, as well as individual personalities and experiences, of generations of the extended Nevabacka family.
A band of orphans fights for survival – and against each other – in The Bear Hunter’s Daughters, Anneli Jordahl’s feminist retelling of Aleksis Kivi’s Seven Brothers. While the sisters prove that women can do everything men can do, do they really want to?
Ihågkom oss till liv
A moving new graphic memoir about tracing a family lost through the Holocaust, Remember Us To Life grapples not only with the war itself, but also its impact on younger generations and contemporary perspectives on minorities and outsiderness.
Sidenkatedralen och andra texter
A diverse collection of essays and other texts by the former permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Sara Danius, The Silk Cathedral and Other Texts delves into everything from photography to Svetlana Alexievich to Flaubert, always with a keen eye on style.
Dröm, baby, dröm
Dream Baby Dream by Jenny Tunedal is a tour de force attempt to come to grips with the overwhelming oppression of grief, and it has been lauded by critics across the board in Sweden.
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