Saskia Vogel

Saskia  Vogel


SELTA Honorary Secretary, literary translator, novelist

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Saskia Vogel is a Swedish-to-English literary translator and novelist. Her translations include work by leading contemporary authors such as Lina Wolff, Lena Andersson, Karolina Ramqvist, Elisabeth Asbrink, Katrine Marcal and Per Molander. Her debut novel Permission (Dialogue Books/Little, Brown) will be published in five languages in 2019 and is currently being developed for television. She holds an MA in Comparative Literature from University College London, a Master of Professional Writing from the University of Southern California, and a BA (Joint Honours) in Film and English Literature from Brunel University.

Selected Publications

Acts of InfidelityAndersson, Lena. Acts of Infidelity.

Picador, 2018. ISBN 9781509841127.

The second novel from August-Prize winning Lena Andersson; cutting, often cruel, and with razor-sharp humour, Acts of Infidelity explores the role of the lover in today's culture.

The White CityRamqvist, Karolina. The White City.

Black Cat/Grove Press, 2017. ISBN 978-080212595.

A young mother and gangster's girlfriend is driven to the brink and learns how far she will go to survive on her own terms.

The Anatomy of InequalityMolander, Per. The Anatomy of Inequality.

Melville House, 2016. ISBN 978-161219569.

Virtually all human societies are marked by inequality, at a level that surpasses what could be expected from normal differences in individuals capabilities alone. So begins this new approach to the greatest social ill of our time, and nearly every other era. From a country with one of the world's lowest rates of income and social imbalance, award-winning Swedish analyst Per Molander's book changes the conversation about the causes and effects of inequality.

All Monsters Must Die: And Excursion to North KoreaFredrik Ekman, Magnus Bartas. All Monsters Must Die: And Excursion to North Korea.

House of Anansi, 2015. ISBN 9781770898806.

Magnus Bartas and Fredrik Ekman create a mosaic of North Korea, past and present: from the Japanese occupation to the demarcation of the border at the 38th parallel and the Korean War, the development of North Korean Juche ideology, the establishment of the Kim dynasty’s cult of personality, and the aggressive manufacturing of political propaganda, which motivated the kidnapping of South Korea’s most famous film couple.

The Black CurveHillarp, Rut. The Black Curve.

Readux Books, 2015. ISBN  978-3-944801.

The Black Curve is the story of a love affair by Sweden great modernist eroticist.

Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?Marcal, Katrine. Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?.

Portobello Books, 2015. ISBN 1846275644.

When Adam Smith wrote that all our actions stem from self-interest and the world turns because of financial gain he brought to life 'economic man'. Selfish and cynical, economic man has dominated our thinking ever since and his influence has spread from the market to how we shop, work and date. But every night Adam Smith's mother served him his dinner, not out of self-interest but out of love. Today, our economics focuses on self-interest and excludes all other motivations. It disregards the unpaid work of mothering, caring, cleaning and cooking. It insists that if women are paid less, then that's because their labour is worth less - how could it be otherwise? Economics has told us a story about how the world works and we have swallowed it, hook, line and sinker. Now it's time to change the story. In this courageous look at the mess we're in, Katrine Marcal tackles the biggest myth of our time and invites us to kick out economic man once and for all.

The LessonNaumann, Cilla. The Lesson.

Readux Books, 2014. ISBN 3944801105.

A teacher is driven to the edge by a teenage student.

Where the Hollyhocks Come FromSvensson, Amanda. Where the Hollyhocks Come From.

Readux Books, 2014. ISBN 3944801180.

Sex and death on the southern Swedish coast.

FantasyPersson, Malte . Fantasy.

Readux Books, 2013. ISBN 3944801024.

An art student reports on the shadow side of Sweden’s most expensive, unfinished fantasy film.

Nuestra Señora de la AsunciónWolff, Lina. Nuestra Señora de la Asunción.

Granta Magazine, 2013. ISBN 190588169X.

Malaise and an uncanny vision in Spain.