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Swedish literature take the Arab world by storm

A short trip to the International Book Fair and the Conference of the American Library Association (ALA) in the United Arab Emirates, confirmed some old truths and revealed some new developments. Swedish thrillers show no signs of losing their world-wide … Läs mer

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Our warmest regards to the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

  We, at the National Library of Sweden, would like to send our warmest regards to both the organizers and participants of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. We’re very excited that Sweden is the guest of honour (this year)! … Läs mer

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Barbro Lindgren in 31 languages

The winner of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2014 is the Swedish author Barbro Lindgren. The jury’s motivation is as follows: “Barbro Lindgren is a literary pioneer. Using adventurous language and rich psychological nuance, she has re-invented not only the … Läs mer

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Never judge a book by its cover

…or the nerdy look of your librarian. I found this book, Towards a general theory of classifications while browsing for something to blog about. It’s more a theorical tome and not for the general reader but it brought me back … Läs mer

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Alice Munro brings home the Nobel Prize for literature!

Alice Munro, one of only 13 female Nobel laureates in literature and the first ever Canadian writer to receive such a prize. She is in fine company indeed with the likes of Selma Lagerlöf being the first woman to receive … Läs mer

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Seven hundred penguins

I was browsing through our list of new books for something to blog about and came across this unusual title, Seven hundred penguins. What the heck could the book be about? Penguins? Nope, it couldn’t possibly be as it’s the … Läs mer

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Will the real George Smiley please stand up?

Tinker tailor soldier spy by John le Carré has been made into film twice, the first time for TV with Sir Alec Guinness as Smiley and more recently, Gary Oldman. But who was the Smiley character based on? Le Carré … Läs mer

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Jane Austen, game theorist?

Who would’ve thought that social jockeying calls for an understanding of game theory? Game theory, for the uninitiated, is ”the study of strategic decision making” or more formally, it is ”the study of mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between … Läs mer

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Keep calm and read suecana

Those lazy hazy days of summer are here and what better way to spend it than with your favorite Swedish classic in English or other languages? To search for these translations from Swedish or suecana as we call them, see … Läs mer

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New Books subdatabase in Regina

Regina has a new subdatabase New Books where you can find new acquisitions from the current year as well as last year. These books are available for loan from the open stacks. You can search for name, title, subject heading, … Läs mer

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