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Issue number: 2015:2

2015:2

Children's and YA fiction from Cilla Naumann and Frida Nilsson. Interviews with children's book publisher Julia Marshall (Gecko Press) and the book blogger Bookwitch.

Editor: Deborah Bragan-Turner

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Cilla Naumann

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from 62 Days by Cilla Naumann

This novel for young adults by Cilla Naumann is set in Southern Sweden, in a coastal community that fills with city-dwellers every summer. This year it just rains and rains, until they greyness turns black...
Translated by Nichola Smalley

Interviews

Article

Reviews

compiled and edited by Fiona Graham

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REVIEW

Sund

Öland: ‘A place where a chilly, salty taste forms a membrane, coating and soothing ever-open wounds which will always struggle to heal’.

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REVIEW

Indianlekar

The setting, the ‘Indian village’ – a nickname for the flats belonging to the local Volvo factory – symbolises the democratic dream of providing a decent life for all workers. But the dream of equality is trashed by the brokenness of those who live there today.

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REVIEW

Bonsaikatt

‘Bonsai cats’ are cats which were stuffed into glass vessels as kittens to restrict their physical growth and so become moulded into an unnatural shape at the will of their owners. Human children may, in a comparable way, be brought up forcibly conditioned, in the social bottles adults squeeze them into.