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Maria Ernestam. Photo: Richard Ryan.

Book club inspiration

They are a secretive and powerful movement. They call themselves book club members and they meet now and then to talk about books …

Just like Lauren Bacall by Maria Ernestam.

Lauren Bacall in Reader’s corner

There is something special about the grand old ladies of the movies. Ava Gardner, Marlene Dietrich, Katharine Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, Mae West, …

Swedish Book Review

In the latest issue of Swedish Book Review, the magazine that so well presents Swedish literature to an English speaking public, Alice …

Spanish Caipirinha

Sometimes a reader grows so fond of a book that he or she gets in touch and wants to translate an extract …

The Swedish Opera. Photo: Mats Bäcker.

Macbeth in Reader’s corner

When I studied English at Uppsala University  I had a fantastic teacher in literature. Harald William Fawkner (not to be mistaken for …

Reader’s corner

City Lights Bookstore is a legendary bookstore in San Francisco, with a history as fascinating as its many rooms, filled with all …