Friday, August 24, 2007

Life List Day 159 - Celebrate the Swedish Edition of My Novel with a Trip to Ikea

Today, I received in the mail the Swedish edition of my novel, The Next Thing on My List (Nasta Sak Pa Min Lista in Swedish).

I wanted to do something to mark the occasion. After some brainstorming, I came up with the great idea of going to Ikea - land of Swedish meatballs and furniture named things like the Sven and the Slurrg.

So first I read a bit of my novel. The opening line: "Nasta sak pa listan: Kyssa en framling" - Next on my list: kiss a stranger.

Then I drove to Ikea, shopped around, bought a rug, frozen Swedish meatballs and Lingenberries to go.

Now I can't wait to get the Korean edition (which I'm thinking would be swell to ring in with Korean barbeque).


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Paper Fan Club said...

Congrats, Jill! Does the Swedish publisher make the reader assemble the book at home themselves? :)

Cecilia Berglund Barklem said...


I am the Swedish translator of your book. It was great fun to work with it! Enjoy IKEA!


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