Skönlitteratur, historia och samtidsanalys
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all
— Emily Dickinson
Celanders is a small publishing house with a broad list, ranging from ground-breaking non-fiction to novels and poetry. We started publishing in 2007 and so far we have published books about Haiti, the conflict in Darfur, the far right populist party Fremskrittspartiet in Norway. We have also introduced the important new writer Chris Abani in Sweden, by publishing translations of three of his novels, including his breakthrough novel Graceland.
In 2011 we published a Swedish translation of John Newsinger’s The Blood Never Dried. A People's History of the British Empire, as well as Swedish translations of Tariq Ali’s The Obama Syndrome (more on Tariq Ali's homepage) and Norman Finkelstein’s latest book This Time We Went Too Far (more on Norman Finkelstein’s homepage). We also published our first book originally written in Swedish. It is a pioneering reportage about a small organisation that works with and for unmarried mothers in Marocco written by the young Swedish writer Jennie Silis.
Our work is based on the belief that freedom, justice and equality remain fundamental values that would require a fundamental reshaping of the world as we know it in order to be taken seriously.
New books 2012
We will publish two new titles during spring 2012, and there will be three more titles in autumn.
August Strindberg: Ordet i min makt. Läsebok för underklassen sammanställd av Jan Myrdal
In April we will republish a classic collection of texts by August Strindberg which presents a selection of the radical and satirical texts that was such an important, but often overlooked, part of his writings.
Tariq Ali: Vad var kommunismen? En kritisk betraktelse
A Swedish translation of Tariq Ali's book The Idea of Communism will be published in July. In this little book Tariq Ali sketches the development of the Communist movement from the ideas expressed by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels to the breakup of the Soviet Union some 140 years later.