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.
Balsam Karam stresses that her debut novel is no dystopic fantasy. The deprivation experienced by the people of the Edges reflect the reality of refugees and displaced persons everywhere.
Translated by Fiona Graham
Kayo Mpoyi's searing debut exploring shame, intergenerational cycles of trauma and abuse, sisterhood and the different narratives that shape us as humans, from the perspective of a young girl growing up in Dar es Salaam.
Translated by Alex Fleming
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
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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.
Adrian Perera's first novel is a claustrophobic story in four languages and plays with the reader’s assumptions from the word go.
Sara Stridsberg's moving book for children echoes her award-winning adult novel, The Gravity of Love, and is gorgeously illustrated by Sara Lundberg.
Toninho de Lima was plucked from poverty in Rio to play one of the street children in Swedish director Arne Sucksdorff’s award-winning 1965 film My Home is Copacabana. His daughter, journalist and editor Anna de Lima Fagerlind, tells the story of his journey.
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.
A love triangle between three people and three Scandinavian capitals is the subject of Johanna Frid's debut novel.
In her remarkable book, Elin Anna Labba gives multiple voices to those dispossessed during the forced displacement of Sámi reindeer herders in the 1920s and 1930s.