The longlist for the National Book Award for Translated Literature has now been announced. Ten novels from eight languages are on the list, including two by Swedish authors. The Helios Disaster by Linda Boström Knausgård, translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles is a study of loss that brings the myth of Athena to Sweden.
August Strindberg wrote “The Pelican” for his Intimate Theater in 1907 and penned “Isle of the Dead” immediately after as a prologue. The latter was unpublished until 1918 and rediscovered in the early 60s, when it was found and promptly dismissed as an incomplete fragment.
A Silenced Voice: The Life of Journalist Kim Wall, Ingrid and Joachim Wall’s biography of their daughter, published in Sweden last year, has now been translated by STiNA member Kathy Saranpa. The publisher is Amazon Crossing with a release date of July 2020.