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10 books to look forward to in the spring of 2019

Trans. Amanda Svensson

Atlas (February)

The scottish author launched his ”årstidssvit” with ”Autumn” the autumn after the Brexit vote. She weaves far more than just the new threatening lawsuits in the Uk and makes the reason for its reputation as one of the island's most exciting innovators and thinkers. If you can its Smith then you will recognize her smart but still relating to grubbing, in life and literature. ”Autumn” came in the autumn in Swedish. The sequel ”Winter” will brighten up our February.

Trans. Inger Johansson

Lovers (January)

It is difficult to write a novel about writing novels. It is a theme, populated by many postmodernistiskt inspired authors. But Nicole Krauss ' first novel in seven years, to succeed very well, where she portrays a writer named Nicole and have had a severe writer's block for many years. In a parallellberättelse, we follow the rich philanthropist Jules Epstein, who has begun to doubt himself, leaving New York for Tel Aviv, and disappeared there.

Trans. Linnéa Deurell

" Life (may)

Walter Benjamin was the world literatures store registrar. His greatest work was the unfinished ”Passageverket”, which was written about Paris as the mid-1800s, the capital. It was joined together posthumously, in fragments, newspaper clippings, thoughts and essays. In the ”About hashish” follows Benjamin predecessor Baudelaire (”The artificial paradises”), and records how he is affected by haschet. Isabelle Ståhl is an experienced companion along The way, and has written a preface to this translation.

Trans. Ola Wallin

Ersatz (march)

It was published in Russia in 1972 and translated into English five years later. Then the novel has received a new life: first, in Andrei Tarkovsky's filmtolkning ”Stalker” (1979), and, recently, in the rightly popular datorspelserien ”Stalker”. The 1986 chernobyl disaster had many Strugatskijläsare to associate to the mysterious and dangerous Zone that stalkern Red Schuhart travel illegally, in search of the strange artifacts that can be found there. This new translation of one of the science fictionlitteraturens haves are very welcome.

Trans. Sara Gordan

Albert Bonniers förlag (February)

the French Binet was nominated for the prize for the worst sexskildring a few weeks ago. The jury had obviously completely missed the point of this novel, who is a loving satirfantasi of the French and american poststrukturalismen, where reality is constructed in ingenious ways. Also the expected sexual then. It starts with the traffic accident in which the philosopher Roland Barthes died, and continues with the hunt for the världsomstörtande documents disappear out of his pocket. Insightful, funny and very intelligent.

Albert Bonniers förlag (February)

the Critic and the author Aase Berg is one of few in the Swedish intellectual life, which often manages to set itself crosswise into the collective up the mind but to become the positioning device, without radiating ”look at me, I'm konträr!”. When she had written a novel about the lovers Thelma and Victor and if älskarinnans role – ”host to a utsvultet marriage” – raises the hope of sanningslidelse in life and literature.

Trans. Marianne Tufvesson

Wahlström & Widstrand (april)

This is the story that perished Yellow västarnas protests in Paris, one might say. Édouard Louis writes with the intense gaze of the French working class he grew up in, and if a group policy in both abandons and mocks. When his father becomes even sicker and poorer after a workplace injury puts Louis in an almost forbidden simple question: who killed my father? Responsibility benefits he evenly over the past 20 years ekonomistiskt fixed French politicians.

Weyler förlag (april)

the Author and DN-reporter Björn af Kleen has a great feel for the to at once portray the overall context and the small part, which, for example, he has shown in the books ”the Earth they inherited” and ”Lucke & Lull”. As a US-correspondent, he has met with americans who are directly affected by the new unlovely Trumpvärlden – the one we now all live in. What he has to tell us will hardly be the uplifting – however, stylistically enjoyable.

Trans. Alva Dahl and Eva Åsefeldt

Connecticut (march)

Journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates talks about Obama's eight years in power, when the revolutionary seemed to have happened. The united states was defined if – at the same time as the answer to this hopeful period came as an aggressive rebound, portrayed by Donald Trump. Coates's last book, ”Between the world and me”, about AMERICA's racist history and the experience of being black in the USA today, was awarded with the National Book Award.

Albert Bonniers förlag (march)

Bokdebutanten Felicia Mulinari, who is also active as a teacher and journalist, is coming out with diktsviten ”It can't be wiped out”, about racist violence, about mothers, love and struggle. Mulinari contributed with texts to the Malmö city theater's set of ”Winner-take-all” (in 2018), and has previously published poems in the literary nätsammanhang.

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