Nordisk Books is delighted to invite you to the launch of our latest title, Ebba Witt-Brattström's Love/War (translated by Kate Lambert). The author will be reading from the book and answering questions.
Describing Nordisk's third book, and our first from Sweden, is rather difficult. A heartfelt series of tirades depicting the end of a lifelong marriage, the book's lyrical form and aggressive tone sets it aside from, well, mere he said she said bickering.
Divorce is like
If you’re lucky you get to watch
your world collapse.
If you’re unlucky
you fall headlong
down into the depths
never to be rescued.
Stop feeling sorry for yourself
I’m still here and
I’m suffering too.
Witt-Brattström was one of the founding members of the world renowned Feminist Initiative party in Sweden and has written a number of critically acclaimed works on feminism. She is currently Professor of Nordic Literature at Helsinki University.
I set Nordisk Books up in February 2016, with a view to getting high quality Scandinavian literary fiction out to the UK market. There is so much more to the region's output of novels than overwrought crime capers and, hopefully, the forthcoming selection of carefully selected works, faithfully translated from the original texts, will allow you access to the world of Danish, Norwegian and Swedish fiction in a way that has not been possible in this country before. So please join us - you will be able to buy copies of Love/War directly from the lovely people at Hatchards for the very reasonable price of £9, and we'll be putting on a fine selection (ish) of wines and maybe even some canapés.
Date: Friday 3rd November, 2017
Time: 18.00 - 20.00
Location: Hatchards, 187 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1J 9LE (tube Piccadilly Circus, various buses)
Debit/credit card payments, as well as cash will be accepted for purchase of books - the wine is on us!
Register: the event is free, but register via Eventbrite here.
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See you on the 3rd!
Duncan J. Lewis
Director, Nordisk Books