Writing Memory event
with Anna-Karin Palm and Elisabeth Åsbrink
Thursday 10 June
View a recording of the event here: https://mediacentral.ucl.ac.uk/Player/B1B07I33
A searing portrait of a life and a family, told through the prism of a mother's gradual disappearance into Alzheimer's disease.
Translated by Anna McGroarty
Set across three generations of women in three cities, Abandonment is a captivating story of love, emigration and humanity that traces how secrets and lies pass from one generation to the next.
Translated by Deborah Bragan-Turner.
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
Hjalmar Bergman's classic 1920 novel, about a madcap a captain and knight errant, uses warmth and humour to lay bare the inner workings of his characters and of the wider age.
Translated by Margareta Horiba
Tullia's World is a fascinating attempt to recreate the life of Roman women, interwoven with themes ranging from feminism to pacifism to climate change.
Translated by Linda Schenck.
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In her inaugural speech upon induction into the Swedish Academy, Jila Mossaed discusses her poetry, and her choice to change writing language in order to bear witness. Translated by Brad Harmon.
Urpu Strellman, Judith Toth and Sofie Voller discuss the year 2020 in rights, offering an insight into their day-to-day work.
'I was born ready to flee.' Elisabeth Åsbrink's genre-bending book portrays three generations of women against the background of Jewish diaspora history.
Beate Grimsrud's semi-autobiographical final novel - written in Swedish and self-translated into Norwegian - is an astonishing exploration of what it means for an individual life – ‘a giant dot’ – to be erased.
In Tullias värld, Kerstin Ekman sets out with grace, inventiveness and often anger to shed light on the hidden lives of the women of Ancient Rome.
Journalist Henrik Brandão Jönsson's fourth book is a short history of the Lusophone world that brings together several of the key Portuguese-speaking nations in one volume, providing insight into parts of the world readers may know little to nothing about.
Överallt och ingenstans is a well-crafted, pleasantly meandering chapter book that brings together the small and big things in life, like cozy Friday nights, lice and complicated friendships.
Kina Nilsson’s lapidary free verse poems, 77 of which are published in this anthology, are a testimony to the dedication of the hospital staff who have borne the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic.