from The Island by Lotta Lundberg
A novel based on a true event which took place on the island of Pitcairn in the Pacific Ocean.
Translated by Susan Beard
The Poles by Fredrik Lindström
A humorous look at the modern human state of always waiting for one more thing before our lives can really start.
Translated by Steve Dawson
The Great Silence by Sirius's Nose by Ingela Strandberg
'A fusion of Sylvia Plath and Elisabeth Bishop, [...] with a Swedish sensibility transported half a century forward.'
Translated by Göran Malmqvist
from Happily Ever After by Nina Björk
An analysis of contemporary society and the discrepancy between the principle of equal worth and the reality of inequality.
Translated by Dominic Hinde
Edited and compiled by Anna Paterson
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Thörn and Persson parody our fascination with crime and play with the conception of what is real by creating a sort of reality fiction.
Fallet Thomas Quick – Att skapa en seriemördarare
This is not some lurid tale of a serial killer, but an examination of what happens when complex social structures such as the legal system or healthcare fall prey to enthusiastic or misguided professionals. This book bites back at the therapists, police and lawyers who for some reason viewed this patient – Sture Bergwall, also known as Thomas Quick – as a professional battleground.
Mördaren i folkhemmet
This gripping and absorbing account is real Scandinavian crime and deserves the widest possible readership by those who not only take an interest in crime and justice but also enjoy excellent writing and a compelling narrative.
Förbannelsen. Hans Holmérs öde
Åsheden examines her material again and publishes her account of events, hoping to lift the curse still hanging over Holmér’s name.
Kajas resa. En roman om ett brott
A readable, fascinating journey into politicised crime, set in a past that feels both distant and very close.
The Börjlinds’ huge experience as scriptwriters – 25-odd Sjöwall & Wahlöö film and TV series, goodness knows how many Arne Dahl and Henning Mankell ones, and a large number of their own contributions – tells at every turn and twist.
En rasande eld
It makes sense to review these two political thrillers together: both reflect the professional preoccupations of the writers as well as their strongly held and strikingly similar political views, both explore sympathetically the Islamic/Islamist anger that interacts with what is arguably an unlawful Western overreaction, and both are very well informed.
Kautokeino, en blodig kniv
The strength of this first novel set in Lapland is not so much the plot and the whodunit, but rather the account Lars Pettersson weaves around the people eking out a living in this frozen wilderness and their struggle to keep alive local traditions of language and culture.
En storm kom från paradiset
Renowned for his vivid imagery and soul-searching portrayals of contemporary urban life in Sweden, poet and author Johannes Anyuru returns with an intensely personal tale of suffering and determination.
Mitt grymma öde
‘I was Händel. I am nobody. This is my tale of immortality and beauty.’
Sång till den storm som ska komma
A fusion of fictionalised reportage and interpretative biography.
Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar, I: Kärleken
Shines a light on a shamefully ignored chapter of Sweden’s modern history with immeasurable sorrow and intense anger – but also with warmth and love.
Brev till min dotter
Where Ovid writes his lament in Latin to and for his friends at the centre of the glittering Empire, Kallifatides writes in his adopted language, holding up a comical mirror to his new fellow-citizens, to whom these letters are really addressed.
Garbo wants her fellow Swedes to be proud of her for making a film that the whole world admires, and then to let her abdicate from Hollywood stardom.
Even as a fictional character he would be fascinating. But he was real.
An anti-hero for our time.
Lundin challenges the reader to take notice.
The idea of a Swedish disaster story is interesting in itself. The Hollywood output of scare stories is mind-numbing, but something about setting this story in rural Sweden makes it more unsettling than the most imaginative zombie invasion; we expect the Swedish countryside to be safe and uneventful.
This is a haunting story in which events are viewed in stream-of-consciousness style through the eyes of a grieving child.
Saga has just started secondary school when she meets him: the man who is to become her obsession, ‘Stockholm’s most beautiful man’.
Väldigt Sällan Fin
How challenging it is to be caught between two – or more – worlds.