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Blaze Me a Sun Highlighted by The New York Times

The US edition of Christoffer Carlsson’s critically acclaimed novel Blaze Me a Sun has been named one of the best crime novels of 2023 by The New York Times. Here is what they had to say about it:

“I was so bowled over by Christoffer Carlsson’s Blaze Me a Sun that I declared it “the first great crime novel of 2023” almost a year ago — and I still, enthusiastically, stand by that statement. The Swedish writer’s novel, evocatively translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles, connects the personal and the political (it’s initially set in the aftermath of Prime Minister Olof Palme’s 1986 assassination, still unsolved today) in ways that feel deeply human and thrilling. The murdered individuals emerge as full characters, not mere sketches, and the sense of loss that permeates the novel is a devastating reminder that closure is often anything but.”

Blaze Me a Sun was published by Hogarth on January 3rd.


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