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Two distant snowmobiles driving across a snowy field while the sun sets behind snowy mountains
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The Ear
By Ann-Helén Laestadius
In this excerpt from Ann-Helén Laestadius’s novel Stolen, a nine-year-old Sámi girl struggles to keep silent after a man murders her beloved reindeer and threatens to kill her if she reveals what she's seen.
Translated from Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles
A river winds through the hilly green countryside in northern Sweden
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The Same River Twice: Notes on Reading, Time, and Translation
By Saskia Vogel
Saskia Vogel reflects on her years of rereading and translating Linnea Axelsson's Ædnan and considers how readers, texts, and translations shift and evolve over time.

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