Jagannath (Cheeky Frawg Books), November 2012
Winner of the Crawford Award 2013 and on the honor list for the Tiptree Award 2012
“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.” – Ursula K. Le Guin
“Restrained and vivid, poised and strange, Tidbeck, with her impossible harmonies, is a vital voice.” – China Mieville
“In Karin Tidbeck’s collection Jagannath, the mundane becomes strange and the strange familiar with near-Hitchcockian subtlety. I loved Tidbeck’s clean, classic prose. It creates beautifully eerie music for a twilight domain.”– Karen Lord
“I can’t think of when I last read a collection that blew me away the way that Jagannath has, or one that’s left me somewhat at a loss to describe just how strange and beautiful and haunting these tales are.” – Elizabeth Hand (from her introduction)
“Almost nothing like a Volvo” – Two Dudes in an Attic
Jagannath contains translated stories from Vem är Arvid Pekon? and new stories – both English originals and translations from Swedish – some of which have appeared in U.S. publications between 2010 and 2012. The collection won the Crawford Award 2013 and was shortlisted for the Tiptree Award 2012. Several stories from the collection are due to appear in Year’s Best anthologies in the coming year.
Jagannath is available in both printed form and as an e-book; check cheekyfrawg.com for ordering info or go to Wizard’s Tower Books, Barnes & Noble or Amazon.