One of the most interesting publishing houses I encountered while in Sweden was Telegram Studios, which describes itself as “a brand new type of publisher for music, books and apps, powered by talents and the latest technology,” and pretty much lives up to that headline – both in a local and an international context. As […]
While in Sweden, I got in touch with local comic artist Peter Bergting. As per his official bio, Peter Bergting “has written four young adult novels in Swedish for a major publisher (Bokförlaget Semic), three American English, graphic novels (for Image Comics and Dark Horse Comics) as well as numerous short stories, reviews and editorials […]
After several very in-depth discussions with publishers, booksellers, and writers in Sweden, I can report an industry in crisis – and one which is stumbling towards possible solutions, frequently in the wrong direction. The situation was typified, according to my sources, by recent reports that Hedengrens, Sweden’s most widely respected bookshop and something of a […]
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I’m in sunny (right now) Sweden, home of the Swedish Academy (whose Nobel Museum is pictured above), of Pippi Longstocking, of August Strindberg, of the Millennium trilogy, of The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, and a whole lot else of great literary and cultural merit. I’ll add more detail in subsequent reports, both from Stockholm and elsewhere […]