Author Week #5: Karin Tidbeck

We have another Author Week here at the World SF Blog after our hiatus. This time, it’s Swedish writer Karin Tidbeck, and to mark the release of her latest collection, Jagannath: Stories, published by Cheeky Frawg, we’re giving away three (3) copies of the book. For a chance to win, simply comment down below, and make sure to fill in your e-mail address so we know to contact you if you won. Competition closes on Friday, and we’ll announce the winners on Monday.

Also, watch this space as we publish a short story, an interview, a review, and a guest post from Tibeck.

Karin Tidbeck has published short stories and poetry in Swedish since 2002, and in English since 2010. Her 2010 book debut, the short story collection Vem är Arvid Pekon?, awarded her the coveted one-year working grant from the Swedish Authors’ Fund. Her English publication history includesWeird TalesShimmer MagazineUnstuck Annual and the anthology Odd?.  She also recently sold her first novel to Sweden’s largest publisher.

Ursula K. Le Guin wrote: “I have never read anything like Jagannath. Karin Tidbeck’s imagination is recognizably Nordic, but otherwise unclassifiable–quietly, intelligently, unutterably strange. And various. And ominous. And funny. And mysteriously tender. These are wonderful stories.”

Update: From Jeff VanderMeer in the comments: Just to make it interesting, Cheeky Frawg will also throw in ebooks by Amal El-Mohtar, Amos Tutuola, and Leena Krohn for those winners who want them (the Tutuola and Krohn will be available by the end of the month). In addition, we will stick in a couple extra treats with the Jagannaths that are sent out….

Update 2: The winners are Kyle, Francene Lewis, and kummakissa. Congratulations!

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42 thoughts on “Author Week #5: Karin Tidbeck

  1. It is an excellent collection, I love it so far. And because of this I would love to have a physical copy of the collection too. (Dreaming a bit of a signed one 😉 ).

  2. The cover is immensely striking.

    (JAGANATH is on my list of “collections to get” along with AT THE MOUTH OF THE RIVER OF BEES. I’m hoping sometime this winter.)

  3. Just to make it interesting, Cheeky Frawg will also throw in ebooks by Amal El-Mohtar, Amos Tutuola, and Leena Krohn for those winners who want them (the Tutuola and Krohn will be available by the end of the month). In addition, we will stick in a couple extra treats with the Jagannaths that are sent out….

  4. Intriguing. Looking forward to hearing more from Ms. Tidbeck this week.

    Thanks for the chance to win this volume!

  5. I am thrilled to find a new Scandinavian author who writes weird Nordic tales in English. There are many brilliant authors here who never get translated, so I am so happy to find the few who try to write in English. Would love to read her. Gorgeous cover too 🙂

  6. I heard about this at World Fantasy and saw Ms. Tidbeck speak on the translation panel. Sadly, our release party was at the same time as yours and I missed it. I will be picking this up one way or another, in any case.

  7. Yes, please! Am on the waiting list for her Swedish books at my city library, and it would be nice to read her in English as well.

  8. I love stories based on folktales/magical realism and this sounds really interesting. Please place me on the list. Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. In this case ‘lust’ is not just a verb. It’s a passion that consumes from the inside out. It is a slow burn eating through sanity and sense. It’s a need that circumvents thought and stalls the blood in my veins.

    I want Karin Tidbeck’s book! (please).

  10. i’m always glad to see non-english spec fic books translated into english. unfortunately, though i’m always on the lookout for the new authors not in the mainstream (i.e. not yet in english), language limitation always forces me to wait until someone decides to translate the works. so yes, sign me up for a free book. (my email address is estranghero@gmail.com just in case.)

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