Books

The skull measurer’s mistake

Sven Lindqvist

Swedish title: Antirasister

Category: General Non-Fiction / Current Affairs & Politics

Pub date: 02-05-2007

Mayakovsky

Bengt Jangfeldt

A Life at Stake is a riveting and fascinating portrait of the legendary Mayakovsky, a poet surrounded by many myths. With considerable insight and a light touch, Bengt Jangfeldt describes not only a great but tragic human life, but also an entire era…

Swedish title: Med livet som insats

Category: General Non-Fiction / Biography & Memoir

Pub date: 12-04-2007

Format: 590 pages

The Root of Evil

Håkan Nesser

A friendly vacation with dramatic consequencesOne summer in the early 2000s, a handful of Swedish tourists spend a couple of weeks together in Finistère, Brittany. Two couples and two singletons – in all, six newfound friends. They spend their days s…

Swedish title: En helt annan historia

Series: The Barbarotti Series

Category: Fiction / Crime & Suspense

Pub date: 03-04-2007

The Masters in the Woods

Kerstin Ekman

The forest is a central theme in many of Kerstin Ekman’s novels. There is, for instance, The forest of hours, Dödsklockan [The Death Clock], which is set during moose hunting season, as well as Vargskinnet [The Wolf Skin], which treats the subject of…

Swedish title: Herrarna i skogen

Category: Fiction / General Fiction

Pub date: 20-03-2007

The Lost City

Jo Salmson

The Lost City is the first volume in a new series of fantasy books by Jo Salmson, making her debut as an author. It’s exciting and eminently readable – as readable as Lasse & Maja’s Detective Agency and as exciting as Narnia. The book contains a weal…

Swedish title: Den försvunna staden

Series: The Return Of The Almanders

Category: Children / Fiction 6-9

Pub date: 12-03-2007

Format: 112 pages, b/w illustrations

Mystery For Extra-terrestrials

Rose Lagercrantz

Rosa Lagercrantz has written a considerable number of children’s books. This is her first mystery – and it’s rather special. The story takes place in the school where Humlan [Bumble Bee], the heroine, is just starting in Class 4. She’s just moved to…

Swedish title: Mysterium för utomjordingar

Category: Children / Fiction 6-9

Pub date: 12-03-2007

Let´s Go

Jan Lööf

This book is like a wonderful catalogue, where we can revel in clear, solid, imaginative pictures of different forms of transport: submarines, cars that are a heap of junk, houseboats, tractors, helicopters … Jan Lööf is a completely unique illustrat…

Swedish title: Nu ska vi köra

Category: Children / Picture Books

Pub date: 12-03-2007

Format: 18 pages, 260 x 185 mm, colour

April Fool, Sigge

Lin Hallberg

The Sigge books form a series about horses written by Lin Hallberg and illustrated throughout by Margareta Nordquist. Everybody Loves Sigge was awarded a prize by the Book Jury, which is children’s own list of the year’s best books. The books have al…

Swedish title: April, April Sigge

Series: Sigge

Category: Children / Fiction 6-9

Pub date: 12-03-2007

Format: 144 pages, b/w illustrations