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Emerging Voices in Swedish Literature

Anja Tröger introduces the theme of the latest issue: diversity and difference, highlighting a range of literary voices that add something different to the Swedish canon of literature.

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The Story of a Son by Joel Mauricio Isabel Ortiz

Joel Mauricio Isabel Ortiz's debut novel is a painful and at times brutal account of a tumultuous time in the life of its protagonist Angel, a young non-binary person spiralling in a world of alcohol, drugs, sex and loneliness.

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from The Arab by Pooneh Rohi

With the two interwoven stories in her debut novel, Pooneh Rohi has joined a fray of new voices who chronicle the experience of trying to fit in in a country that fundamentally appears to reject you.
Translated by Kira Josefsson

Swedish Book Review - bringing Swedish-language literature to the English-speaking world

SBR is committed to bringing Swedish-language literature to the English-speaking world, and to promoting works in translation. In 2021, with the publication of our full online archive, we will be launching our new membership package. SBR membership gives you access to hundreds of reviews, translations and features on the latest in Swedish literature. 

INTERVIEW

Tom Geddes AWARDED THE SWEDISH ACADEMY PRIZE

In 2019 translator Tom Geddes was awarded the Swedish Academy prize for the promotion of Swedish literature abroad. Here he shares some of the highs and lows in his distinguished career.

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Mamma

Adrian Perera's first novel is a claustrophobic story in four languages and plays with the reader’s assumptions from the word go.

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Dyksommar

Sara Stridsberg's moving book for children echoes her award-winning adult novel, The Gravity of Love, and is gorgeously illustrated by Sara Lundberg.

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Kloaksajterna

Kolbjörn Guwallius’s debut novel is a timely tale that takes us into the world of hate sites and alternative media, set against the backdrop of the 2018 Swedish election.

Translators are both the engines and cogs that make up the machine – without them, there are no translations.

Susanne Bergström Larsson, Head of Swedish Literature Exchange