2000:2 Issue

Joan Tate: some tributes
The translator Joan Tate died on 6 June, 2000, aged 78. We devote a large section of the 2000:2 issue to a series of tributes to Joan from an extensive range of friends and colleagues, as well as presenting a factual survey of her life and work.
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Göran Sonnevi
translation by Rika Lesser
The 144 sections of "Mozart's Third Brain" constitute the nearly 200-page meditative, visionary title poem of Göran Sonnevi's thirteenth book, Mozarts Tredje Hjärna, published by Bonniers in 1996. In fact one could say that all Sonnevi's work is one unending poem that continues from book to book.
Rika Lesser presents extracts from her translation of Mozarts Tredje Hjärna.
Kate Larson
introduction and translation by Linda Schenck
Kate Larson was born in Stockholm in 1961. Her first novel was published in 1986, and since then she has written three more published novels, as well as the collection of short stories entitled Himlen över platsen (The Sky Above the Place, 1998). Linda Schenck introduces Kate Larson and presents her translation of Night noise, a story from Himlen över platsen which creates the atmosphere in which, according to Larson, the collection should be read.

Promoting Scandinavian books in English
article by Roger Greenwald

In the 2000:1 issue of Swedish Book Review, readers were invited to comment on why so few Swedish books are published in English translation each year. In the 2000:2 issue we print the thoughts this question aroused in Roger Greenwald, who has translated many books of prose and poetry from the Scandinavian languages into English, and teaches at the University of Toronto in Canada.
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Why are so few Swedish books published in English?
article by Eric Dickens
Another response to the question dealt with by Roger Greenwald came from Eric Dickens, who has been translating from Swedish (especially Finland-Swedish) and also Finnish and Estonian for over twenty years. He lives currently in Holland.
Gothenburg Book Fair 2000
report by Sarah Death
Sarah Death provides a detailed report on the sixteenth Gothenburg Book Fair, which took place on 14-17 September, 2000. Major themes included the literatures of Scandinavia, "Läsrörelsen" (The Reading Movement, a new campaign to promote literacy and reading in Sweden), and Faith in the 21st Century.