I was sad to see an obituary recently for Laurie Thompson who passed away on June 8, 2015. Mr. Thompson was an excellent translator of Swedish writing into English. He translated over 40 titles from an impressive number of well-known Swedish writers, including Henning Mankell, Åke Edwardson, Håkan Nesser and Mikael Niemi. Some of the titles he translated include: The White … [Read more...] about Remembering Laurie Thompson
There have been a couple interesting developments in the Stieg Larsson story since I last posted. Most noteworthy is the announcement by Amazon.com that Larsson is the first author to sell over a million digital copies on the Kindle. Amazon have created a new Kindle Million Club and Larsson is the first (and currently the only) member. Back in May, the New York Times ran a … [Read more...] about Welcome to the Kindle Million Club.