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American Girl Gothic

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. Weaver and now published in English for the first time by Peter Lang.

A Faraway Island by Annika Thor, translated by Linda Schenck, received the Mildred L. Batchelder Award for the most outstanding children’s book originally published in a foreign language. Published by Delacorte, the book has also been selected as an ALA (American Library Association) Notable Book.

Lars Nordström has received the “Niskanen Award” from the Scandinavian Heritage Foundation for “Chronicling Our Immigrant History.” Lars is the author, editor and translator of Swedish Oregon, available from Swedish Roots in Oregon.