1795: The Order of the Furies

In 1795: The Order of the Furies, the third instalment of Niklas Natt och Dag’s historical noir trilogy, we are plunged once again into the bustling world of late eighteenth-century Stockholm. The city is teetering on a precipice, with evil shaking its core, but can love and friendship prevail?

It is 1795 and evil lurks in the winding alleys of Stockholm. Tycho Ceton prowls the city, willing to do anything to survive and reclaim the honour he has lost. No one knows what he is planning next but Emil Winge, haunted by the ghosts of his past, is determined to stop him. Meanwhile, Jean Mickel Cardell is preoccupied with his own search for Anna Stina Knapp. She may have in her possession a letter which could have devastating consequences in the wrong hands.

All the while, hell looms inexorably . . .

The Girl in the Eagle’s Talons

Organised crime stalks the landscapes of northern Sweden. Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist are older but are they wiser and more skilful in fighting back?

In the seventh part of the Millennium thriller series begun by Stieg Larsson, the action shifts north and the male gaze is replaced by a female one. The Norrbotten region of Sweden is a magnet to sinister incomers as its rich natural resources start to generate vast flows of money. Environmental forces pull politicians and locals in different directions and the traditional Sami way of life is under threat.   Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist, each brought to the area by family commitments, find themselves at the eye of the storm as people dear to them become targets.

The Attention Fix: How to focus in a world that wants to distract you

Are you increasingly distracted, demotivated and unable to focus on simple tasks?

There’s a good chance your smartphone is to blame. In the always-on age of notifications, emails and the news cycle, it’s easy to waste the majority of our days mindlessly scrolling. But according to psychiatric specialist and mental health guru Dr Anders Hansen, being tethered to our devices 24/7 is taking its toll on our mental wellbeing. Sleeplessness, anxiety, depression and burnout are just some of the consequences of feeling digitally overloaded.

In The Attention Fix, Hansen shares an informative guide to what unrestricted social media use is actually doing to our brains, and the practical steps we can take to break the addiction cycle. Unpacking the latest scientific research on the brain, he explains knowledge to cure your smartphone addiction and foster deep, single-task focus. By taking control of your screen time, you’ll feel happier, healthier and more productive.

The Autists: Women on the spectrum

An incisive and deeply candid account that explores autistic women in culture, myth, and society through the prism of the author’s own diagnosis.

Until the 1980s, autism was regarded as a condition found mostly in boys. Even in our time, autistic girls and women have largely remained invisible. When portrayed in popular culture, women on the spectrum often appear simply as copies of their male counterparts — talented and socially awkward.

Yet autistic women exist, and always have. They are varied in their interests and in their experiences. Autism may be relatively new as a term and a diagnosis, but not as a way of being and functioning in the world. It has always been part of the human condition. So who are these women, and what does it mean to see the world through their eyes?

In The Autists, Clara Törnvall reclaims the language to describe autism and explores the autistic experience in arts and culture throughout history. From popular culture, films, and photography to literature, opera, and ballet, she dares to ask what it might mean to re-read these works through an autistic lens — what we might discover if we allow perspectives beyond the neurotypical to take centre stage.

The Happiness Cure

In the midst of a mental health crisis, leading psychiatrist Dr Anders Hansen offers a radical new way to think about fulfilment.

As a species, we’ve never had it so good. We’re living longer and healthier lives than ever before; the sum of human knowledge and endless entertainment are only ever a few clicks away.

So why are we in the midst of a mental health crisis?

The Happiness Cure offers a radical new way to think about fulfilment. Blending neuroscientific research and empirical breakthroughs with stories of ordinary individuals, leading psychiatrist and viral TedX speaker Dr Anders Hansen reveals that by adopting an evolutionary take on life, we can re-set our perspective on happiness to find longer-term meaning and lasting contentment.

Free Will and Evolution

Free Will and Evolution defends the old notion of free will, according to which such a will is incompatible with determinism and not identical with mere indeterminism.

The defense is made from an entirely secular evolutionary perspective. The theory of evolution – properly considered – is argued to be fully compatible with a belief in in a little bit of free will. Moreover, it is claimed that a complete denial normally contains a kind of contradiction. Not a logical contradiction, but a so-called performative contradiction. The denial argued for contradicts the very existence of argumentative discourses.

Questions I am asked about the Holocaust: young readers’ edition

A young readers’ edition of the bestselling book from Auschwitz survivor Hédi Fried that answers lasting questions about the Holocaust.

Hédi Fried was nineteen when the Nazis arrested her family and transported them to Auschwitz. While there, apart from enduring the daily terror at the camp, she and her sister were forced into hard labour before being released at the end of the war.

After settling in Sweden, Hédi devoted her life to educating young people about the Holocaust. In her 90s, she decided to take the most common questions, and her answers, and turn them into a book so that children all over the world could understand what had happened.

This is a deeply human book that urges us never to forget and never to repeat.

‘It is the telling detail that gives her testimony its particular power … This little book, with its reminder “there are no stupid questions, nor any forbidden ones, but there are some … that have no answer”, is a moving record of one woman’s experience.’

‘Something like what Anne Frank might have written had she survived … Timeless lessons taught with simple eloquence.’

Sixty-Four Minutes with Rebecka

Bergman’s view of the political turmoil and sexual liberation of the late 1960s.

A bilingual English/French translation of a script written in 1969 as part of an omnibus film collaboration with Kurosawa and Fellini that was never made. Translators:  Deborah Bragan-Turner (English), Jean-Baptiste Bardin (French)

Published in collaboration with Cinematograph AB, Stockholm


From the publisher:
This nightmarish debut, a biting critique of consumer society and the “wellness” industry, recalls the films of David Lynch and Lars Von Trier and the horror manga of Junji Ito.

“A purportedly high-end spa devolves into a grotty miasma of rot and retribution in Svetoff’s satirical skin-crawling grotesquerie of a debut.” — Publishers Weekly

The Reddest Rose: Romantic Love from the Ancient Greeks to Reality TV

From the publisher:
The internationally acclaimed activist follows up her satirical work of graphic medicine with this collection of humorous comics essays about how historical and societal shifts have altered — and perhaps destroyed — “romantic love.”

“A nervy application of social theory that makes for an invigorating primer and a jarring riposte to present-day assumptions on dating, attachment, and the nuclear family.” — Publishers Weekly