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Mizeria

Everyone carries misery with them. In her debut YA novel stand-up comedian Melody Farshin uses snappy imagery and inventive metaphor to make this book far from miserable.

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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.

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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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Ædnan

Linnea Axelsson’s prize-winning epic poem told from multiple perspectives involving two different families over the course of a century.

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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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Araben

Pooneh Rohi's melancholy, haunting novel affords a penetrating insight into what it means to have a composite identity formed by different, conflicting cultures, and how that condition can affect one’s life choices.

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Broderier

In Broderier, Burcu Sahin creates an uncompromising verbal tapestry that is both a record of her personal experience and memory but also a shared testimony.

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Nuckan

‘To reclaim the word “spinster” is not in any way dangerous, destructive or pitiable – quite the reverse. […] All I am doing when I call myself a spinster is acknowledging my own story.

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Scandorama

Neoscandia is a dystopia set in the future. This graphic novel by Hannele Mikaela Taivassalo and Catherine Anyango Grünewald is a page-turner that merits multiple re-readings and translation.