Jagannath

  • Winner of the Crawford Award 2013
  • Winner (short form: “Augusta Prima”) of The Science Fiction and Fantasy Translation Awards 2013
  • Shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award 2013
  • Honor listed 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

“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)

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.

Swedish readers can find the print version at Science Fiction-Bokhandeln in Stockholm, Malmö & Göteborg and at English Bookshop in Uppsala.

Table of contents

  • Introduction by Elizabeth Hand
  • “Beatrice”
  • “Some Letters for Ove Lindström”
  • “Miss Nyberg and I”
  • “Rebecka”
  • “Herr Cederberg”
  • “Who is Arvid Pekon?”
  • “Brita’s Holiday Village”
  • “Reindeer Mountain”
  • “Cloudberry Jam”
  • “Pyret”
  • “Augusta Prima”
  • “Aunts”
  • “Jagannath”
  • Author’s afterword: Transposing Worlds

Reviews

Tor.com

NPR

Wired

Locus

World SF Blog

Fantasy Literature

Strange Horizons

Indigest Magazine

Interzone #244 

SF Crow’s Nest

Chamber Four

Pop Matters

Other

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