Alongside such fabulous writers such as Andrea Abreu and Mohamed Mbougar Sarr, Judith Hermann’s AT HOME (Hemma, Weyler Förlag, 2023) is nominated for the Kulturhuset Stadsteaterns International Literary Award 2023. Translated by Jesper Festin! Fingers crossed now for October 24.
Finnish and Icelandic rights are still available!
The novel received enormous press in Sweden. Here is a selection:
„What is dealt with in this novel, which is both thin and strangely wide-ranging, are the big existential questions. Can you give your life a new direction? Can you engage with others? There is so much beauty here, and also a total lack of pathos and clichés.“ Dagens Nyheter
„I’m sensitive to overly polished texts where the author’s skill feels like a wink to the reader, but I surrender to this literary brilliance. Hermann is in complete solidarity with his story; the formal skill of the author never takes precedence over the story. And my reading experience is also strong in a way that I haven’t experienced in a long time.“ Kulturnytt, Swedish Radio
„The sense of sticky melancholy that hangs over these novels has an irresistible pull on the reader. It is addictive.“ Sydsvenskan
„Ingrid Elam reads an evocative story of inclusion and exclusion and finds a truly irresistible book.“ Kulturnyheterna, SVT
„It is of course like a dream, Judith Hermann’s Swedish return.“ Expressen
„Judith Hermann’s writing is ambiguous, funny and endlessly interesting“ Barometer