Other Press has published The American Girl, a novel by Finnish author Monika Fagerholm (who writes in Swedish), translated by Katarina Tucker. “Crime mystery and gothic saga, social study and chronicle of the late sixties and early seventies, a portrait of the psyche of young girls on the cusp of sexual awakening, The American Girl is a bewitching glimpse of the human capacity for survival and for self-inflicted wounds.”
The novel Black Banners (Svarta fanor, 1907), one of August Strindberg’s most controversial prose works, has been translated by Donald K.
Lanceheim, the second installment in the fantasy series by Tim Davys (a pseudonym), is published by HarperCollins. “A fast-paced literary and psychological drama in which the trials and tribulations of a group of stuffed animals illuminate the moral and philosophical dilemmas we all share.” More information is available from the publisher.
Rika Lesser was a runner-up for the 2010 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, in recognition of her translation of Mozart’s Third Brain by Göran Sonnevi (Yale University Press). Here’s a complete list of this year’s award winners.