August each year is Women In Translation Month, but at Nordisk Books we believe in promoting our women authors year round. That's why we have put together this selection of titles from around the Scandinavian peninsular featuring a real variety of voices and styles from Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Enjoy!
Gine Cornelia Pedersen£9.00 £8.55
Gine Cornelia Pedersen (b. 1986) debuted with this explosive novel, which won the prestigious Tarjei Vesaas First Book Award. Compared, in its home country of Norway, with a ‘punk rock single’, the unique lyrical style and frank description of life with mental health problems have come together to create one of the most exciting works of fiction from Scandinavia in recent years.
Ebba Witt-Brattstrom£9.00 £8.55
“I’m glad to have gotten it over with. And if I can help just one woman to see through this male dominant behaviour, it’s been worth every moment. If my ex-husband has read the book? No, we don’t have any contact with one another. Thank God.” Ebba Witt-Brattström, interview with Åsa Asplid, Expressen.se, February 3rd 2016
Maria Gerhardt£7.99 £7.59
I etch lines in the wall, to the left of my mattress, in order to keep track of how long I have been here. I have two rooms, and a wall covered in pictures of those I love. I have a wall covered in pictures of those I left. I had packed twenty kilos and rung for a taxi, the day I ran into an old friend, who had run into you. Actually, he’d already gone past, but lingered by the window display at Illum, his eyes following you down Købmagergade. He could barely recognize you, he said, his hand on my arm, he said quietly: “Grief has made its mark in her face.”
Elin Willows£9.99 £9.49
A young woman from Stockholm relocates to her boyfriend’s home town, a small village in the far north of Sweden. The relationship has ended by the time she arrives. Inlands is a story about loss and change and examines the tangible mechanics of everyday life, the mentality of a small community and the relationship between freedom and loneliness.