23 sep 2021

“Stridsberg sees through everyone – but judges no one”

Sara Stridsberg’s first short story collection is rich in literary magic. But she is at her best in the straightforward stories – and when she depicts the crisis in the Swedish Academy as a fairy tale reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland.

Some universes bend in on themselves, and one such is Sara Stridsberg’s authorship. Her texts are celestial bodies that illuminate and pass by only to reappear later – in a different form, with slight, fluid variations but with the same strange luminosity, and with an infinite number of winks at one another.

“Reading Sara Stridsberg evokes the feeling of visiting a place where you spent time as a child but have forgot what it looked like, and yet to recognize every single stone.”  Svenska Dagbladet