from Caipirinha with Death by Maria Ernestam
Death . . . is an elegant, styish man, who cooks excellent food and enjoys an espresso.
Translated by Alice Menzies
from Aldermann's Heir by Gabriella Håkansson
An epic historical adventure novel set in London in 1799 as a new era approaches.
Translated by Sarah Death
Holiday by the Sea by Åsa Foster
A short story set in South Africa. Twenty years have passed since apartheid, but the new South Africa is still characterised by segregation.
Translated by Janet Cole
from The Adventure of Thomas Melon by Three Gentlemen
From a story in a charming collection set in 1913 about Mr Corpwieth, the amateur sleuth.
Translated by Anna-Lisa and Martin Murrell
Edited and complied by Anna Paterson
A hybrid text combining prose poem, journal, autobiography and travelogue ... ‘words en route’.
What’s most important: to remember correctly or to find the correct words?
This prose poem turns a mirror on the life of a family, a society, and a human being, and in doing so, makes the reader see the world in a different way.
Expeditionen: Min kärlekshistoria
Uusma has written a non-fiction text, incorporated some of her own life into it, and given it the form of a thriller.
The journalist Martin Schibbye and the photographer Johan Persson set off from Sweden to investigate the activities of the Swedish company Lundin Oil.
Kaos: Ett grekiskt krislexikon
Greek has given us many words: democracy, philosophy, logic and poetry. Since the collapse of the country’s economy however, a newer, unhappier vocabulary has sprung up associated with Greece: words like troika, corruption, austerity.
När Finland var Sverige
Lindqvist has again produced a history which has drawn on scholarship and excellent narrative technique to portray a past era vividly.
Rocky fejsar demonerna
Kellerman’s self-awareness makes the writing both hysterically funny and sharply intelligent, creating a true picture of life as it is lived now.
Bodström has an acute understanding of the war of attrition fought between politicians and the media.
Storytelling is an important motif in this book, which has elements of a fairy tale itself.
Läsarna i Broken Wheel rekommenderar
Sara is a believer: she believes passionately in the power of books.
Analfabeten som kunde räkna
The plot interweaves fact and fiction and introduces a motley crew of real-life characters – including King Carl XVI Gustaf and Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt – into the narrative.
The central problem of this novel is Greta Garbo: who do we refer to using that name?
Och ett skepp med sju segel och femti kanoner ska försvinna med mig
These diary-like collections are distilled versions of her long-running blog and, like the blog, they are illustrated, mainly with her own often quirky and slightly blurred photographs.
Bär den som en krona
This novel examines the life of Queen Victoria from girlhood to dotage. With one difference: it avoids affairs of state almost entirely, instead devoting a section each to Victoria the girl, the wife and the widow.
Det vita huset i Simpang
Nordenhök writes with a very sensual and poetic pen that reveals layer after layer of what went on in a family living in pre-war Indonesia.
Vi ses igen i nästra dröm
Descending to a basement toilet, he finds the exit locked and wanders subterranean corridors to emerge on the street in a Lund city and university of the 1920s.
Rådström’s God in this Bible does not rule from on high, but is the Writer of the world and, like all writers, wonders at the way his creation tends to slip out of control.
A fascinating blend of fiction and historical fact embracing classicist aesthetics, rumbustious lowlife and Enlightenment political thought, it draws the reader into an enthralling world of intellectual hedonism.
Den röda drömmen
The thing about each of the tiny exercises in form, however, is the twisted nature of what emerges.
This trilogy about Siri, her family and friends provide both exciting reading and critical perspectives on key problems in society today.
Kadefors’s portrait of a girl outsider in baggy clothes and hoodies, who manages to become a blog fashion icon, raises questions about who has the authority to write about young people.
Du & jag
In her sensitive and engaging language, von Bredow lets her protagonist ponder how appearances affect all our relations. Why does everybody seem so false? How can Andreas’s father cheat and pretend everything is normal at home?
Fulast i världen
The theme of social class, which has emerged so strongly in works by Susanna Alakoski and Eija Hetekivi-Ohlsson, is to the fore in Olsson’s novel, too.
Egerkrans reminds us just how frightening these creatures once were and seeks to restore a measure of the darkness and terror they possessed in days of yore.