Ars Interpres Publications is very pleased to announce
the publication of Per Wästberg's new book
Determination of Place
translated into English by Hildred Crill and into Russian by Regina Derieva and Alexei Prokopiev.
We are very pleased to announce that our book,
Determination of Place, will be launched
on Wednesday, November 5
at St Eugenia's Läsesalen situated at Kungsträdgården
Per Wästberg was born in Stockholm in 1933.
He received his Bachelor of Arts
(comparative literature) from Harvard University in 1955
and PhD from Uppsala
University in 1962; with a thesis on the African novel,
1945-60. He has been
a critic and columnist at Dagens Nyheter, Sweden’s
main daily, since 1953.
From 1976-82, he was Chief Editor of the same paper.
He is Vice President of International PEN,
and was President of Swedish PEN,
1967-78. He founded the Swedish Amnesty in 1963. He has
been a member of the
European Academy of Arts & Sciences since 1980 and
became member of The
Swedish Academy, chair no. 12, in 1997. He has been a
member of the Nobel
Committee for Literature since 1998.
His encounter with oppression and racism
in Africa and the Third World is
documented in Forbidden Territory (Förbjudet
område), 1960, followed by
On theBlack List (På svarta listan),
reportage, journal and political analysis on
Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and South Africa. The books were
printed in altogether
one million copies in nine languages. It led to the author
being prohibited from
entering Rhodesia until its independence in 1980 and
from South Africa until
Nelson Mandela’s release in 1990.
Per Wästberg has published fifty books,
novels, poetry and non-fiction.
Hildred Crill’s poems have appeared in Poetry,
Colorado Review, Poet Lore, Kalliope, The Literary Review and other journals.
In 2004 she completed the
MFA program in poetry at New England College.
She currently lives in Stockholm.
Alexei Prokopiev is a poet and translator of German,
English and Swedish
poetry. He translated most of the poems included in the
recent bilingual edition
of Tomas Tranströmer Selected. Alexei Prokopiev
teaches a translation seminar
at The Gorky Literary Institute in Moscow.
Regina Derieva (1949) has published 20 books of
poetry, essays, and prose.
Her work has been or is being translated into many languages,
Swedish, Arabic, French, and Italian. Derieva’s work
has appeared in Poetry, Quadrant, MPT, Poetry East, Salt, The Liberal, Notre
Dame Review as well as
in many Russian magazines. Regina currently lives in
Her recent publications can be found at: www.derieva.com
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