Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book.
Featuring brand-new stories translated from Swedish by: Unni Drougge, Inger Edelfeldt, Carl-Michael Edenborg, Åke Edwardsson, Torbjörn Elensky, Inger Frimansson, Carl Johan de Geer, Martin Holmén, Nathan Larson, Malte Persson, Anna-Karin Selberg, Johan Theorin, and Lina Wolff.
The excitement around Scandinavian crime fiction coming in the wake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has been largely centered on Sweden--and for good reason, as revealed here. The chill of the country's northern climate combines with Sweden's rich cultural traditions (and contradictions) to create riveting stories by some of the country's very best contemporary authors.
Nathan Larson is an award-winning film composer, musician, and the author of the novels The Dewey Decimal System, The Nervous System, and The Immune System. He has made music for many films, including Boys Don't Cry, Margin Call, and the Swedish movies Stockholm Stories and Lilya 4-Ever. He and his wife, singer Nina Persson, divide their time between New York City and Sweden.
Carl-Michael Edenborg is a Stockholm-based publisher, writer, and critic. His independent Vertigo publishing company has brought out many nonconformist classics, from Marquis de Sade to Samuel Delany. His latest novel, The Alchemist's Daughter, was nominated for the prestigious Swedish August Prize in 2014.