Today I want to share with you two reviews I have up at Shiny New Books; the books I cover are a wonderful pair of Modernist works which are newly translated and completely fascinating!

The books have been published by Norvik Press, an imprint coming out of the Department of Scandinavian Studies at UCL, London; and their backlist, I have to say, is very, very tempting… Anyway, the books I’ve read and reviewed are from two inspirational women authors: Karin Boye (whose “Kallocain” I’ve also covered for Shiny) and Hagar Olsson (who’s a new name to me). The lives of both women are fascinating in their own right, and the works they produced are ground-breaking, innovative, explorative, complex, stimulating and fabulous reading. You can read my thoughts on Boye here and Olsson here – do check them out and read the books if you can; they’d be ideal for August’s #WITMonth! 😀