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    Torbjörn Flygt

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    One of Sweden's most popular authors with nine books to his name, Torbjörn Flygt is best known for his 2001 novel “Underdog,” which won the country's prestigious August Prize, and has since been translated into multiple languages (if not yet in English). Set in the southern city Malmö in the 1970s, its protagonist, Johan Kraft, serves as a mechanism for Flygt to examine Sweden's changing social society with clear-eyed compassion. Kraft returned in Flygt's 2011 novel, “Outsider,” this time set in the 1980s in the aftermath of the murder of the country's prime minister, Olaf Palme, just as the country's lauded welfare state begin to buckle. On Tuesday 13 June, Flygt will read at a special One Grand Books salon at Alma in Stockholm.

    Below are Torbjörn Flygt's favorite books, available to purchase individually or as a set.

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    Amber Tamblyn


    Autobiography of Red

    Anne Carson

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    Jamie Lee Curtis


    Angle of Repose

    Wallace Stegner 

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    Irvine Welsh


    The Great Gatsby

    F.Scott Fitzgerald

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    Janet Mock


    The Color Purple

    Alice Walker

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    Maggie Nelson


    The Fire Next Time

    James Baldwin

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    Betty Fussell


    Crime and Punishment

    Fyodor Dostoevsky

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    Marlon James


    The Master and Margarita

    Mikhail Bulgakov

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    Jay McInerney


    The Great Gatsby

    F.Scott Fitzgerald

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    John Berendt


    The Earl of Louisiana

    A.J. Liebling

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