Ola Larsmo awarded Lagercrantzen 2017

Nordin Agency congratulates Ola Larsmo, who has been awarded Dagens Nyheter’s prestigious critics award Lagercrantzen for his novel Swede Hollow. The jury’s motivation:

“This year’s laureate is a popular educator who does not shy away from history’s darkest pages – he knows they must be exposed in order for us to understand the future. Undeterred, he uncovers how ideas and prejudice take place in language and culture. With an ever strong ethical tone he defends free speech and a solidarity with those who practice it.

Ola Larsmo is a critic who has become absolutely indispensable over time. Therefore, he is awarded Lagercrantzen 2017.”

Read Dagens Nyheter’s excellent interview with him here.

Swede Hollow was first published by Albert Bonniers Förlag 2016. It has been highly acclaimed by both critics and readers, depicting the struggles of a Swedish family and their compatriots arriving in America in the late 1800’s.