On this Tuesday for Write On! Radio, Liz talks with Paul Norlen about his translation of the book The Hunting Game by Helen Tursten. Paul Norlen has published over 30 books in translation, mainly from Swedish but also from Norwegian and Danish. The authors he has translated range from Selma Lagerlöf, the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, to a number of contemporary crime fiction writers including Håkan Nesser and Mari Jungstedt. He grew up in the Midwest, but now lives with his family in Seattle.
Also, Dan interviews Joost de Vries about his latest novel The Republic. With a playful mix of literary and pop culture references, this novel immerses us in the world of the global intelligentsia, where the truth counts for less than what is said about it. Since 2007, de Vries has been an editor and literary critic at De Groene Amsterdammer In 2013 he was awarded the Charlotte Köhler Stipendium, and his second novel, The Republic, won the Golden Book-Owl prize in 2014.