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.