Simon Stranger – US praise and international covers

Simon Stranger’s groundbreaking novel «Leksikon om lys og mørke/Keep Saying Their Names» will be published in several new territories this spring.

Check out some of the gorgeous international covers, clockwise from top left: US, Italy, Hungary, Spain, Poland, Sweden and the Netherlands.

The American edition to be published by Knopf on May 19th has already won the praise of both Publishers Weekly as well as several leading international authors:

“Haunting . . . Stranger succeeds in shining a light of hope by keeping the memory of the dead alive. This tale of triumph and compassion is a testament to courage in the face of the darkest evil.” —Publishers Weekly

“Ultimately, Stranger’s masterful book is a pledge for taking individual responsibility: by remembering those who are no longer here, by keeping their stories alive, and by recognizing that we are made of our past. Reading this book is a deeply emotional experience, especially during a time of reemerging anti-Semitism. Its humaneness leaves you hopeful.” —Nora Krug, author of Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home

“Keep Saying Their Names is a cut diamond of a book. Both brutal and tender, it drills toward its dark truths with hypnotic force while glimmering with the bright hope that we all might be redeemed.” —Joshua Furst, author of Revolutionaries

“An utterly moving story, reminding us how in the end all we have are the names of those who came before us and the memories attached to those names. Rippling across generations, Keep Saying Their Names is as haunting for its characters as it will be for its readers.” —Oscar Cásares, author of Where We Come From