from Health & Care by Olivia Bergdahl
In her latest book, spoken-word poet Olivia Bergdahl explores what it means to be cast into the uncertainty of a cancer diagnosis while pregnant, and to survive.
Translated by Linda Schenck.
Jonas Brun's honest and searching account of his mother’s final years with dementia transports the reader beyond a lyrical encapsulation of a mother loved, mourned and lost, conveying the vibrancy and achievements of a life well lived.
Translated by Andy Turner.
Swedish journalist and writer Margit Silberstein tells the story of her parents’ escape from the Holocaust, interwoven with her own experience of navigating her Jewish heritage while growing up in postwar Sweden.
Translated by Karin Filipsson.
In her essayistic memoir Bread and Milk, Swedish writer Karolina Ramqvist traces a girlhood through food, exploring how what we eat is inexorably intertwined with how we love.
Translated by Saskia Vogel.
Elin Klemetz takes an in-depth look at what literary agents working in Sweden do, and whether having one is always in a writer's best interest.
Translated by Ian Giles.
Ian Giles, chair of the Swedish-English Literary Translators' Association, looks back on a special year in the life of SELTA.
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A loosely autobiographical tale of touring musicians, anxiety, suicide and drug use, narrated in nail polish colours, Moa Romanova’s Off the Rails is an image-driven, witty and moving account of friendship.
A closer look at the development of strikes that homes in on different aspects of industrial conflict, Jesper Hamark’s Strike. From Dark Satanic Mills to the Gig Economy offers some interesting ideas on the trade unionism and capitalism of today.
Kayo Mpoyi's Kitoko (meaning ‘beautiful’) is the touching story of how a little girl helps her father find hope again.
A heinous criminal - or criminals - stalk the alleys, passages, churches and walls of medieval Visby. No one is safe until Thierry of Liège doggedly gets to the truth in Dick Harrison’s latest crime fiction.
The most brilliant and beautiful woman you never saw in the best debut you’ve ever read? Collected Works braids three characters into an unforgettable story.
Lucid Dreams: A User’s Manual is a collection of stories spanning suburbia, science fiction, loneliness, violence and sheer horror from Johanna Holmström, a past master of uncomfortable writing.