2001:1 Issue

Göran Printz-Påhlson
Peter Graves
Göran Printz-Påhlson celebrated his 70th birthday on 31 March, 2001. Well-known in Sweden as one of the leading poets and essayists of his age, and at least as well known throughout the academic world in Britain and North America, he has also been an advisory editor of Swedish Book Review since its launch in 1983. He lived in Cambridge for many years, but has now moved back to his native Skåne. We are delighted to congratulate him on his birthday, and to mark the occasion Peter Graves has written an appreciation of his writings and translated some of his poems.
pointer.gif (116 bytes) Peter Graves, Göran Printz-Påhlson
Carola Hansson
Irene Scobbie
Carola Hansson has published novels regularly since 1983, but it was her novel Andrej (André, 1994), nominated for the prestigious August Prize, which made her name. Since then she has to date published a further two successful novels, Steinhof (1997) and Den älskvärde (A Complaisant Man, 2000), and won no fewer than eight literary awards. Irene Scobbie provides an introduction to Carola Hansson's life and novels and presents extracts from her translations of Steinhof and Den älskvärde.
Agneta Pleijel
Silvester Mazzarella
Agneta Pleijel was born in Stockholm in 1940, and after academic studies in Lund and Gothenburg became a writer and journalist, resigning as cultural editor of Aftonbladet in 1980 in order to devote herself full time to creative writing. She has achieved success in virtually all types of writing - prose, poetry, drama, reportage and criticism. Her first novel was Vindspejare (He Who Observeth the Wind, 1987). Silvester Mazzarella presents his translation of an extract from her latest novel, Lord Nevermore (2000).
Strindberg, Carl Larsson and the frescos at the National Museum
Göran Söderström, transl. Laurie Thompson
Göran Söderström's article appears in the book Strindberg. Målaren och fotografen (Strindberg. Painter and Photographer) from which our cover pictures are taken, and which was published by the National Museum of the Fine Arts in Stockholm to accompany an exhibition. Göran Söderström is an art historian and the leading expert on Strindberg and creative art. He is a former head of the Strindberg Museum, and works for the City of Stockholm. His book Strindberg och bildkonsten (Strindberg and Pictorial Art, 1972, new ed. 1990) is the standard work on the subject.