World Editions

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A Summer with Kim Novak by Håkan Nesser (transl. Saskia Vogel): A Swedish period piece

I have to admit to picking this up because it’s Swedish. I read it during what seemed to be a period of deep virtual immersion in Scandiland – watching the first series of The Legacy re-watching Borgen and reading Martin Booth’s excellent The Almost Nearly Perfect People squarely aimed at people like me who have …

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Craving by Esther Gerritsen (transl. by Michele Hutchison): Only connect

Esther Gerritsen’s Craving is one of the first titles to be published by World Editions set up with the aim of bringing world literature to a wider audience, starting off with a fistful, of Dutch novels. Up to now I suspect most of us, me included, have had little or no contact with Dutch writing …

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