It’s our favourite time of year again: August, and Women in Translation month! #WITMonth To celebrate, we are enjoying reading our friends over at Swedish Book Review… …and we are making available online a truly scrumptious essay from the Swedish Book Review archives: Shaky Puddings: Fredrika Bremer’s fictional way with food and drink by Sarah […]
It’s good to see that the Faroe Islands have finally joined the Nordic noir scene! This weekend’s showing of the first episodes of Trom on BBC 4 really showcased the Faroese setting, with tiny rural settlements lashed by wind and rain, precipitous cliffs and pounding seas. And the resilient inhabitants going doggedly about their daily […]
Panellists at the live launch of Some Would Call This Living, an anthology of Herman Bang’s writings This is the second of two blogs reporting on our recent book launch event for an anthology of writings by Herman Bang: Some Would Call This Living. In part two, we hear from the translators. Charlotte Barslund on […]
Panellists at the live launch of Some Would Call This Living, an anthology of Herman Bang’s writings This is the first of two blogs reporting on our recent book launch event for an anthology of writings by Herman Bang: Some Would Call This Living. Part one introduces the anthology using comments from two of the […]
Cover of Some Would Call This Living, an anthology of Herman Bang’s writings Some Would Call This Living: An Anthology brings together a selection of Herman Bang’s writings – short stories, autobiographical pieces, reportage – in English translation from the original Danish. Readers familiar with the eccentricities of Bang will enjoy having his fiction and […]
Covers of Chitambo and Crisis, the two shortlisted translations Norvik Press are delighted to announce that two of our translators have been shortlisted for the Bernard Shaw Prize 2021: Sarah Death for her translation of Chitambo by Hagar Olsson Amanda Doxtater for her translation of Crisis by Karin Boye We are immensely proud of this […]
Cover of Some Would Call This Living, our forthcoming collection of Bang’s writings Herman Bang (1857–1912) was a sharp-witted observer of the society and manners of his age; with an eye for telling details, he could at one moment mercilessly puncture hypocrisy and arrogance, at the next invoke indignant sympathy for the outcasts and failures […]
Professor Janet Garton, a Director of Norvik Press, recently gave a talk on a selection of our Norwegian novels in translation. You can watch her presentation below. The gems under discussion are: Camilla Collett’s The District Governor’s Daughters, translated by Kirsten Seaver Amalie Skram’s Lucie, Fru Inés and Betrayed, all translated by Katherine Hanson and […]
Members of the Lotta Svärd organization, Finland’s equivalent of the Swedish lottor, prepare food for Finnish volunteers on a clearance camp shortly before the Continuation War (1941). Credit: Uusi Suomi. As part of our celebration of Women in Translation Month, Sarah Death introduces an extract from The Angel House, the third part of Norvik’s recently republished Katrineholm […]
Delicious drottningsylt. Credit: Ove Lindfors. As part of our celebration of Women in Translation Month, Linda Schenck introduces an extract from The Spring, the second part of Norvik’s recently republished Katrineholm series. The years have their cycles, and we our rituals. Never have they become more distinct than during the course of the ongoing 2020–21 pandemic. […]
Credit: Canva Ian Giles lives in Edinburgh and is a commercial and literary translator of the Scandinavian languages. He is the current Chair of the Swedish-English Literary Translators’ Association (SELTA) and a frequent contributor to Swedish Book Review. Ian’s PhD focused on who published and read translated Scandinavian fiction in the UK during the 20th and […]
If you’re looking for something a bit off the beaten track to tempt you during the summer season, how about a Norwegian novel? Norvik Press has published translations of three of Norway’s most popular contemporary authors, which in their very different ways will transport you to an unfamiliar world.
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