The Fire Dance by Helene Tursten, translated by Laura Wideburg, will be published this month by Soho Press, the sixth book in Tursten’s popular series about detective inspector Irene Huss. A beautiful former ballerina and choreographer disappears from a hotel party.
The Elixir of Immortality by Gabi Gleichmann, translated by Michael Meigs, is a new philosophical thriller from Sweden with occult themes, recently published by Other Press. “A mesmerizing debut novel that spans a thousand years of European and Jewish history seen through the beguiling members of the Spinoza family.” The Elixir of Immortality blends truth and fiction in tragic tales that prove “the only thing that can possibly give human beings immortality on this earth: our ability to remember.”
Seven Stories Press has recently released Minecraft: The Unlikely Tale of Markus “Notch” Persson and the Game That Changed Everything, written by two Swedish journalists, Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson, and translated by Jennifer Hawkins. Based on research and personal interviews, this book gives an unusually candid and detailed picture of the Swedish creator of the global phenomenon Minecraft and the gaming industry that he so successfully circumvented to achieve his dream.