by Johannes Goransson on Jan.22, 2012
Aase Berg, whose work I’ve translated pretty extensively over the past 10-12 years (Transfer Fat, my translation of her book Forsla fett, will be out from Ugly Duckling any day now, and Dark Matter, my translation of her book Mörk materia will be out from Black Ocean this fall) has been awarded the prestigious Aftonbladets Litteratur Pris for best book of poetry/literature of 2011 for her book Liknöjd Fauna. Here’s the article in Aftonbladet announcing the award.
Previous winners include: Tomas Tranströmer (back in 1958), Lars Gustafsson, Göran Sonnevi, Lars Norén, Ann Jäderlund, Lotta Lotass, Sara Stridsberg and Johan Jönson.
Congratulations to Aase.