Laura Lindstedt
AUTHOR

“A socio-critical and feminist perspective is integrated into the harsh realism of this fantasy, and Lindstedt’s descriptions of human tragedy and the mechanisms of coercion are certainly no bed-time stories.”

– Nordic Council Literature Prize jury

“A socio-critical and feminist perspective is integrated into the harsh realism of this fantasy, and Lindstedt’s descriptions of human tragedy and the mechanisms of coercion are certainly no bed-time stories.”

– Nordic Council Literature Prize jury

“Super-readable, but buckle up – things get a bit Black Mirror at times.”

Cosmopolitan U.K.

“Super-readable, but buckle up – things get a bit Black Mirror at times.”

Cosmopolitan U.K.

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Polish Oneiron is out! Next Thursday (which happens to be Ascension Day) I’m going to talk about Oneiron with Sebastian Musielak (who happens to be a magnificent translator). The discussion will be held in English.
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Wydawnictwo Poznańskie’s FB page 🔜 May 13 🔜 20:00 CET (21:00 EET).
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Happy World Book Day to everyone! I borrowed this Finnish cult comic book (made in 1971) yesterday in oder to do some background work. I must say I read it now with different eyes than 20 years ago. Back then, it was only shockingly pervert and ”funny” example of amorality and nihilism. Now I read it as an extreme representation of disconnectedness between body and mind, stimulation and emotion, masturbatory pleasure and shared intimacy, masculinity and feminity. This is a split I recognize now almost everywhere. It has effects far beyond private relationships. And it’s far from being covered in public discussion & art.
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This is a bit of a #latergram, but yes, ”My Friend Natalia” was chosen by Glamour Magazine as one of ”The 10 Best New Books to Read in March”!
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”In this import from celebrated Finnish writer Laura Lindstedt, we enter the mind of a therapist, name and gender unknown, who is treating Natalia, a woman with a sex addiction. It’s a thrilling psycho-sexual adventure—the therapist quickly loses control and takes the reader on a wild ride through a deeply unprofessional, fascinating story about female desire and power.”
— Jenny Singer, Glamour Magazine
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This is the German cover for ”Meine Freundin Natalia”, designed by @zeromedia. I like it A LOT!
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The book is translated by Maximilian Murmann, and it will come out on November 17th 2021 from @dtv.
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Oj! Svensk-Natalia came out, and there is a brilliant review in @aftonbladet (12.4.) written by @sinzianaravini: ”Thrillerartad resa från ett mentalt sexfängelse”.
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There is one critical remark concerning the ending of the novel (”Slutet hade förtjänat en mer komplex syn på både människan och psykoanalysen”), but the conclusion part is wholly adorable: ETT LITTERÄRT UFO! 😍👽💛
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Let me gloat over the coda:
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”Men 'Min vän Natalia' är ett litet mästerverk, ett litterärt ufo som också kan läsas som en performance, ett konstmanifest och en terapeutisk bruksanvisning i hur man undviker en folie à deux. Terapeuten pushar nämligen Natalia till olika acting outs som i kliniska termer lätt hade kunnat diagnosticeras som psykoser och till slut undrar man vem som är galnast – patienten eller terapeuten?
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En sak är säker – konst och galenskap har alltid gått hand i hand.”
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”Min vän Natalia” is translated by Camilla Frostell and published by @norstedts_forlag.
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Talking with David a.k.a. @countertenorist at Scandinavia House event. Apparently we had fun! 🤩
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