Emerging Voices in Swedish Literature: Hanna Johansson and Quynh Tran in conversation with Kira Josefsson
Live online panel and Q&A (in English), Wednesday 25 May, 17:00 BST
Join Swedish Book Review on Wednesday 25 May for an in-depth conversation with rising talents in Swedish literature Hanna Johansson and Quynh Tran, chaired by writer, editor and literary translator Kira Josefsson.
Arthur Allen presents a folio of ten previously untranslated poems of Maria Wine, a dexterous doyenne of Swedish literary modernism.
Translated by Arthur Allen.
Esteemed journalist Anna-Lena Laurén explores democracy in Russia, in this extract taken from The Velvet Dictatorship, her latest collection of essays on Russian contemporary society.
Translated by D.E. Hurford.
Kerstin Ekman returns with her first novel in ten years, an intimate and captivating tale of a man and his wife of many years, of their love for their community, their family, their dogs and for the natural world of which they are a part.
Translated by Linda Schenck.
Mikael Bergstrand takes us inside the mind of a self-satisfied consultant on the brink of a personal crisis, in his warmly humourous The Consultant who Wouldn't Swim.
Translated by Tom Buckle.
An inconceivable family tragedy is the backdrop for Björn Ranelid’s most recent novel.
Translated by Paul Norlen.
Anna Maria Hellberg Moberg investigates the phenomenon of self-translation, its advantages and pitfalls.
Alexander Keiller discusses the ever-changing shape of the subtitling industry.
In this recent column published on the eve of war, Anna-Lena Laurén explores the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of her own family history.
Translated by D.E. Hurford.
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‘The absurd is a reality, he thought, forming a snowball between his hands, there’s no need to twist the text to find it, it’s there all the time.’ Year of the Black Moon, a delightful but troubling existential detective novel, follows a disillusioned scholar on an epic quest for clues and meaning when his normal life is derailed by concussion.
An unconventionally told story of childhood in which photography and aesthetics play a major part, Shade and Breeze is an elusive but absorbing debut novel.
Fine art meets organised crime in Dawn. False., a gripping tale focusing on two female artists.
In Seluah Alsaati’s Not Your Baby we meet Samira: star football player and burgeoning rapper, perhaps the next Cardi B. She knows who her friends are, and what she wants from a guy – three simple demands, nothing complicated. Then she meets Nabil, and her whole world is turned upside down ... and not totally for the better.
An account of a remarkable court case against the most unlikely of criminal gangs – private home care providers – is followed by well-informed commentary, case histories and interviews in The Home Care Mafia. Finally, a piece of journalistic dynamite: a unique list, naming and shaming assorted provider organisations and local authorities.
White Melancholy: An Analysis of a Nation in Crisis takes a timely look at Sweden’s shift from ethnic homogeneity to the more diverse society we see today.