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2013 Special Issue

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2013 Special Issue

Cool Swedish Titles from Finland

Editor: Sarah Death 

Introduction

Translations

Articles

Reviews

Edited and complied by Anna Paterson

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REVIEW

Hägring 38

Written in elegantly simple prose, with just the right degree of 1930s formality in the dialogue, the novel successfully fuses history-as-it-happens with the stories of the individuals leading their lives at this particular juncture.

REVIEW

Is

An atmospheric novel set on the fictional island of Ör, off Ulla-Lena Lundberg’s native Åland Islands, finds this seasoned and much-lauded writer on top form.

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REVIEW

Till dig som saknas

This collection of short stories, awarded the Yle literary prize, comprises a series of portraits set in the 1950s–80s, and many of the characters are Finnish parents still suffering from the after-effects of the wars with Russia, or the next generation reared by such parents.