Day 19: 🇩🇰  The Copenhagen Trilogy

The Copenhagen Trilogy consists of Childhood (1967), Youth (1967) and Dependency (1971). They were first published by Penguin in English in 2019. Book 1: Childhood In a Nutshell: Childhood is the first volume in The Copenhagen Trilogy, from one of Denmark’s most celebrated twentieth-century writers. Childhood is written in a similar vein to Elena Ferrante’s … Continue reading Day 19: 🇩🇰  The Copenhagen Trilogy

The Booktrekker: Denmark

READ I love thrillers and suspense novels, but somehow, I managed to miss Peter Høeg’s Smilla’s Sense of Snow, translated by Tiina Nunnally, when it was an international bestseller back in the 1990s. When I was looking for a book to read from Denmark for this project, it seemed like the perfect choice. Smilla Jasperson is … Continue reading The Booktrekker: Denmark

#TranslatedLit Nordisk Books: Publisher perspective by Duncan J. Lewis

When I first set up Nordisk Books in 2016, I felt that it would be useful to travel to Stockholm to meet some of the city’s publishers, to get a feel for their contemporary literary scene. Of the major Scandinavian languages, it was at the time the one with which I felt the least au … Continue reading #TranslatedLit Nordisk Books: Publisher perspective by Duncan J. Lewis

#TranslatedLit Nordisk Book: Introduction by Duncan J. Lewis

“I stroked her cheek and whispered that what we had was amazing, but that it was impossible to describe with words. She turned to me and replied: and yet, now that you’ve said it, it’s gone. During the course of the night I tried to take it back, but it was too late. In the … Continue reading #TranslatedLit Nordisk Book: Introduction by Duncan J. Lewis

#WorldKidLitWednesday: Cry, Heart, But Never Break

What if Death liked his coffee "black and strong?" And left his scythe outside the door, so as not to scare the young ones? That's who Death is in Cry, Heart, But Never Break, originally written in Danish by award-winning children's author Glenn Ringtved, with wistful, pencil-and-watercolor illustrations by Charlotte Pardi. In this gentle, moving … Continue reading #WorldKidLitWednesday: Cry, Heart, But Never Break