DAY OF THE GIRL: meeting Lisbeth Salander

    To celebrate Lisbeth Salander’s birthday on April 30, Christopher MacLehose and Katharina Bielenberg remember their first encounters with Stieg Larsson’s tiny avenging anarchist.   The typescripts of the first two and a half volumes of the Millennium trilogy that came from the Swedish publisher Norstedts came in English. The first book was then called Men who hate women, bizarrely translated by the French as Men who do not love …

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THE UNSEEN: shortlisted for The Man Booker International Prize

  We are delighted to share the news that The Unseen by Roy Jacobsen, (translated by Don Bartlett and Don Shaw), has been shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017.   The judges described The Unseen as “a flawless portrait of family life in a remote island setting”, and Eileen Battersby of the Irish Times thought it was Roy Jacobsen’s “finest to date”, and “easily among the best books I …

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Introducing: The MacLehose Press Editions

          When the MacLehose Press was founded, almost ten years ago, our determination was to look everywhere for the best writers, the best storytellers. We have, with the best translators, brought many outstanding writers into English from twenty-one languages – so far. This list-within-a-list makes our ambition recognisable to booksellers and to readers and unites in an attractive series design by Michael Salu the work of …

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Avenging Angels by Lyuba Vinogradova: An Introduction by Anna Reid

Today we are publishing Avenging Angels by the Russian historian Lyuba Vinogradova, the second in a brace of books about female soldiers fighting for the Soviet Union in World War II – the first, Defending the Motherland, was published in 2014, and explored the lives of women fighter and bomber pilots. Avenging Angels focuses on their earthbound but equally deadly counterparts: Soviet women snipers. Both were translated by Arch Tait. Historian …

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