Beasts by Stina Stoor
Stina Stoor's prize-winning Beasts is a masterful tale full of dialect, idiolect and a strong sense of place.
Translated by Nichola Smalley
from The Time of War by Elisabeth Östnäs
In her YA trilogy about the teenage Turid, Elisabeth Östnäs gives us a tale of a curious, kind and fiercely intelligent young woman who finds herself questioning elements of the society where her father is king.
Translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles.
from The Alchemist's Daughter
Carl-Michael Edenborg's novel is the dark tale of a young noblewoman, the last in a line of Manichaean alchemists, whose late father ordered her to destroy the world through alchemy.
Translated by Fiona Graham.
A Career in Swedish Literary Translation
Ian Giles interviews Sarah Death, literary translator and editor of SBR from 2003 to 2014, who was awarded the Order of the Polar Star in 2014 for her services to Swedish literature and language abroad.
George C. Schoolfield (1925-2016)
George Schoolfield, the witty king of Scandinavian Studies outside of Scandinavia, passed away after a long illness at his home on July 21, 2016.
Patricia Crampton (1925-2016)
Patricia Crampton translated over 200 children’s books and more than 50 adult books from a variety of European languages, winning numerous awards.
compiled and edited by Fiona Graham
De polyglotta älskarna
Her novel holds up a distorted mirror and shows them that their writerly approach to women is not without consequence, as if to say ‘Here you are – this is what it looks like from where I’m standing’.
To put it in the terms of her particular academic field, we might say she has entered her own Mannerist phase, her life descending into a grotesque caricature of itself.
Dagar utan ljus, nättar utan mörker
This is futuristic fiction, dealing with a world where nuclear war and its aftermath is the reality but where the potential attacks of tomorrow are even more deadly and frightening – enough to wipe out the entire human race.
‘Don’t look for a scapegoat. We all bear the guilt.’
Luften är fri
Sara Lövestam's third novel about Kouplan, a transgender Iranian refugee turned private detective, is a subtle, humorous and immensely enjoyable read.
Korta Stycken, a slim volume of short stories, flash fiction and poetry, is a masterclass in style by Johan Bargum, one of Finland’s most renowned contemporary writers.
Hannele Mikaela Taivassalo's works span drama and prose, but always with a poetic touch, and In Transit is no exception.
Djävulen är en lögnare
In a novel that alternates between Finland and Cameroon, Sara Razai explores race, class, religion and belonging.
och vi fortsatte att göra någonting rörande
Elis Burrau’s first full-length poetry collection is a fragmented but alluring investigation into finding a poetic identity. It’s an opportunity to sample the very latest of young Swedish poetry.
Charlotta von Zweigbergk's Fattigfällan (The Poverty Trap) is a social case history retold with passionate subjectivity.
Maja Hagerman’s impressive research and skilful narrative reveal unexpected events in the life of controversial doctor Herman Lundborg and confirm many misgivings about his work and views.
The exploration of her own past was a driving force behind Elisabeth Åsbrink's selection of people and events from 1947 and gives this book its special atmosphere.
Djur som ingen sett utom vi
Author Ulf Stark’s and illustrator Linda Bondestam’s illustrated book presents 27 species which no one but their creators has ever seen – in splendid colors and with ingenious rhymes.
Jag, Fidel och Skogen
Lena Frölander-Ulf's enchanting winter read is a thought-provoking exploration of confronting fears and preconceptions through encounters with whimsical forest folk and a homely troll.
In this first instalment in the Idijärvi Trilogy, Charlotte Cederlund blends Sami mythology with YA fantasy to create a Nordic coming-of-age novel set under the glow of the Northern Lights.
Sagan om Turid. Krigstid
In her trilogy about the teenage Turid, Elisabeth Östnäs gives us a tale of a curious, kind and fiercely intelligent young woman who finds herself questioning elements of the society where her father is king.
Naondel: Krönikor från röda klostret
An independent prequel to the well-received Maresi, Maria Turtschaninoff's Naondel tells the story of the First Sisters – founders of the Red Abbey.
In this vividly narrated novel from August-Prize-winning writer Johanna Thydell a teenage girl meets her estranged mother for a bird-watching assignment.
Jag var precis som du
Negra Efendić's book is a personal story of a child's journey from security to a life in a far away land.