Category Archives: Featured authors

How much do you know about “Don Quijote de La Mancha”?

“En un lugar de La Mancha, de cuyo nombre no quiero acordarme…” – or “In a village of La Mancha, the name of which I have no desire to call to mind…” – is the beginning of this hallmark of … Continue reading

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Julie Doucet

Now it´s time to present author number two in our series of contemporary autobiographical comic artists. I first came into contact with Canadian cartoonist Julie Doucet´s (1965 – ) work when I read her comic´s in the nineties. I thought … Continue reading

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Lovecraft-festival in Gothenburg

From 14th to 22nd of November, there is a Lovecraft-festival in Gothenburg, to celebrate the 90-year-jubilee of when Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) first created the fictitious character Chtulhu. The American writer H.P. Lovecraft wrote mainly short stories in the horror genre, so-called … Continue reading

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Gabrielle Bell

This month’s featured author is British-American cartoonist Gabrielle Bell (1976 – ). Born in Britain she moved to the US at the age of two and grew up in an isolated area in Mendocino County, California. She is most well … Continue reading

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This year’s Nobel Prize in Literature

We rejoice that the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to the belarusian journalist and author Svetlana Alexievich (1948-). Alexievich’s novels are based on historical research and interviews with witnesses of the most dramatic events in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine … Continue reading

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Henning Mankell: In memoriam

  Henning Mankell (1948-2015) who was one of Sweden’s favorite authors has recently passed away. He was a playwright and best known for his crime novels featuring Kurt Wallander, the chief inspector of Ystad Police Department. But he was also an awardwinning children’ s … Continue reading

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Harper Lee has released a new book

Harper Lee (1926-) wrote the classic To Kill a Mockingbird (1960). She is especially worth highlighting this autumn, on the occasion of her second novel being published, Go Set a Watchman (2015). It was written before To Kill a Mockingbird, … Continue reading

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