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Sweden – the new gastronomic nation?

The Swedish mystery genre has always been popular abroad and now even another type of Swedish literature is in demand – cookbooks! Yessirree! According to Swedish daily newspaper, DN, certain cookbooks are more popular abroad than at home – apart … Läs mer

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Fäviken cookbook from culinary genius Magnus Nilsson

Magnus Nilsson – a name to watch out for in gastronomic circles! His restaurant in Järpen, northern Sweden has only 12 seats but is rated 34th in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2012! To put this in perspective, Frantzen/Lindeberg, Stockholm’s 2-star Michelin … Läs mer

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What (people think) I do

Inspired by Aaron Tay’s talk on memes at last year’s Internet Librarian International in London, I thought that I’d try my hand at a meme. This is a first take so please be kind :). I do hope that it … Läs mer

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The Lancashire witches

Ingredients for a successful witch trial: a king who was obsessed with demons local magistrates trying to curry favour with the king a clerk out to make a name for himself and his patrons two feuding families a peddlar a key witness for … Läs mer

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Storytellers of Sweden

With my recent posts on the problem of suecana, see Swedish book title translations and Swedish literature in Vietnamese, I’m glad to say that the Swedish government is also helping us with a bit of promotion ;). This month, Swedish … Läs mer

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Swedish book title translations

I alluded to the problem of searching for suecana (in Swedish) in my last post. Another problem is that titles don’t always get translated word for word. For example, Män som hatar kvinnor should be translated to Men who hate … Läs mer

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Swedish literature in Vietnamese

I was just curious as to which Swedish authors have been translated into Vietnamese, that we have in our collection, and the answer was surprising – 36 books according to a search in the union catalogue Libris. The earliest Swedish book to … Läs mer

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Pie in the sky

With Labour Day coming up next Monday, I thought it’d be appropriate to devote this blog post to Joe Hill. Joe Hill, Joseph Hillström, or Joel Emmanuel Hägglund as he was christened in Gävle, was a Swedish immigrant to the US … Läs mer

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The world of lefties

It’s Left-Handers’ Day today! Lefties, southpaws, sinistrals – it’s our day today! Ever wonder what it would be like to be left-handed? The world as we know it is made for righties. Consider the following: A computer mouse is configured for … Läs mer

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SMERSH : death to spies!

The word SMERSH is an abbreviation of the Russian Smiert’ shpionam meaning Death to spies. James Bond fans are of course familiar with SMERSH which first appeared in the Bond film From Russia with Love but what exactly is it? For the layman, … Läs mer

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