We are delighted to have the support of Nordisk Books and academic and author Ebba Witt-Brattström, who have donated a book to our Friend’s Scheme. We will be holding a prize draw on Tuesday 31st October and one lucky winner will receive a copy of Ebba’s brand new book Love/War.
To be entered into the draw sign up to become a Friend of the Library: https://feministlibrary.charitycheckout.co.uk/friend#!/
Love/War is released November 9th 2017, available from http://www.nordiskbooks.com/lovewar
Ebba will be signing copies of the book at a launch party at on Friday, November 3 at 6 PM – 8 PM at Hatchards Book Shop, 187 Piccadilly, W1J 9LE London. https://www.facebook.com/events/141830083092930/
Love/War, Ebba Witt-Brattström //Translated by Kate Lambert.
So successful in its native Sweden that it has gone on to become both a play and an opera, Ebba Witt-Brattström’s debut novel, Love/War, was originally released in 2016, two years after her much publicised divorce from Swedish Academy chair, Horace Engdahl.
A novel of fragments, it is laid out in the form of a hate-filled discourse between the two protagonists, She and He. Peppered with cultural references and in homage to Strindberg as well as Märta Tikkanen, this powerful work from one of the founding members of the Feminist Initiative is unlike anything in contemporary literature right now. Please keep an eye out for our interview with the Ebba in our next bulletin.
Ebba Witt-Brattström is currently Professor of Nordic Literature at Helsinki University. She has written a number of academic texts and was one of the founding members of Feminist Initiative (commonly known as ‘the Swedish Feminist Party’). Love/War is Ebba’s first novel and was a huge success in Sweden, having been adapted as both a play and an opera.