10 March 2011

Camilla Läckberg on tour in the States

The reigning Queen of Swedish Crime will be making her first extensive U.S. tour in late March/early April. Tiina, who has just translated The Hidden Child, and I, translator of the first four books in the Fjällbacka series (The Ice Princess, The Preacher, The Stonecutter, and The Gallows Bird), will also be signing our translations at Camilla's appearance in Scottsdale, Arizona. Collectors: This will be your only chance this year to acquire her books signed by both author and translator.

We hope to see you at Poisoned Pen Bookstore, 4014 N Goldwater Blvd # 101, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4344 at 7 pm on Wednesday, March 30. For more info call the bookstore at (480) 947-2974 or see their website here. See you there! (Sorry, I don't know the other cities on her 10-city tour except New York and Denver.)

Stieg Larsson's radical life

Here’s an interesting article from Solidarity about Stieg’s political background, as told by his friend Håkan Blomqvist. Including some eye-opening views on Stieg's relation to Grenada, the conservatives in power in Sweden, and the rise of racism there. I haven't seen a lot of this information before.

23 December 2010

Author of the Year in USA Today

Stieg Larsson has been named "Author of the Year" in USA Today. Congratulations once again, Stieg. I hope you're regarding this ride with amusement.

15 December 2010

Booksigning at Albuquerque Costco Dec. 18

Hi, New Mexico Stieg Larsson fans. I'll be signing books and chatting at the Costco warehouse #116 in NE Albuquerque on Renaissance Blvd. near Home Depot on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 1:00 p.m. They have the 4-book box set for turning your friends and relatives on to Stieg. Hope to see you there!

24 November 2010

"Why I Translate" article in Publishers Weekly

I was recently honored by being the first translator ever asked to contribute to the "Why I Write" feature in Publishers Weekly. Read the 500-word article here. I hope it helps improve working conditions for other literary translators.

31 October 2010

Happy Halloween! Fallen angels, anyone?

I just finished another translation from Swedish, which will be published in 2011 by Sibling Press in the UK and Australia as Nephilim.

All you vampire fans, try out something new: these fallen angels, one of whom stowed away on Noah's Ark when God was trying to wipe them out with the Flood, then interbred with humans and created a new race that has survived to the present day. The Nephilim look like us, they talk like us, they walk among us! They're trying to fight global warming to stop another flood, and begin by murdering CEOs of the worst carbon dioxide polluters in Sweden. You decide whether they're good or bad.

Åsa Schwarz has written this as a young adult novel, but like the Twilight series, adults can read it as well, and there will be more books coming.

Treat yourself to a new brand of the undead.