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Boksvepet, week 2: Lana Del rey's poesidebut and new gotland deckarfestival
Lana Del Rey diktdebuterar

this week, singer Lana Del Rey on Instagram, she recently completed the collection of poems that she had written in the past 13 months, but yet is no more defined release date than ”later”. When she previously talked about the poetry collection has gone under the working title ”Violet bent backwards over the grass”.

at the same time, she took the opportunity to tell you that her upcoming album, ”Norman fucking Rockwell”, is finished. The other day released the single ”Hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have – but I have it”, strösslad with references to the author Sylvia Plath.

Kristen Roupenian. Photo: Elisa Roupenian Toha
’oh my God, a Christian, someone who Barack Obama is following has just retweetat your story.’

the Author Kristen Roupenian, whose short story ”Cat person” attracted considerable attention when it was published in The New Yorker at the end of 2017, now writing in the same magazine about the turbulent time afterwards. In march, her first collection of short stories ”Kattmänniska”, in the Swedish translation of Amanda Svensson, at Albert Bonniers förlag.

Old deckarfestival becomes as a new

Deckarfestivalen Crimetime moved last year from the island of Gotland to the Book & library fair in Gothenburg. But in Visby continued anyway, with the as from and with in the year will be named Gotland Deckardagar. Gotland Deckardagar takes place on 16-18 August 2019, and includes both författarsamtal as the second element of Visby, among other things, in the Botanical Garden and the Cathedral. Several authors are already finished, among others, Tove Alsterdal, Carin Gerhardsen, Anna Jansson and Håkan Nesser.


... was Radclyffe Hall's ”the Loneliness well,” out of the Uk. The novel caused a great scandal because of its lesbian protagonist, and was banned in the country until 1949. Now, researchers at the University of Texas, in the process of digitizing the Hall's archives, found thousands of letters in which readers all over the world expresses its support to the author, writes The Guardian.

22 000

... English novels published between 1945 and 1989 should be digitized in a new research project. Sweden has lagged behind in this area, but now three million pages to be read of as a side effect of the project that is on order. Than, there are however no plans to make the books widely available, writes Biblioteksbladet.

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