Swedish Novelist Launches Kickstarter Campaign For an English Translation Project

By Maryann Yin 

Writer Ingrid Rudefors hopes to raise kr40,000 (roughly $4,850 USD) to finance an English translation of her novel, Samtidigt på ett tak i Chinatown (Meanwhile on a Roof in Chinatown in English). We’ve embedded a video about the project above—what do you think?

Here’s more about the project: “We are launching Phase I of our vision with this Kickstarter campaign, designed to raise the money to fund the English translation and e-publishing of Ingrid’s novel. Originally published by Isaberg förlag in 2011 in Swedish as Samtidigt på ett tak i Chinatown, the book has been very well received by the Swedish-reading public.”

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