Stig Dagerman (1923-1954) was a literary sensation in postwar Sweden. In 1947, he meets Viennese-Jewish intellectual Etta Federn in her hotel room in Paris. They become friends. Or do they? Federn worships her dead son, a hero in the French Resistance. But how does she treat her other son, who is still alive? Dagerman witnesses […]
We mourn the passing of Tomas Tranströmer (1931-2015), Swedish poet and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2011.
All the author Johannes Anyuru’s father P. wants to do as a young man is fly planes, but when he tries to return to Africa after being trained in Greece to fly for the Ugandan air force, he is detained and forced into a series of refugee camps. When he finally escapes, he struggles to […]