Gabriella Håkansson

is a Swedish novelist, literary critic and essayist. Her books are renowned for their great psychological originality, complex plots, gothic sense of humour and claustrophobic mapping of the human mind. She features regurarly in the Swedish news daily Dagens Nyheter, as well as on national public radio.


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On hardboiled masculinity in Laura Restrepo's "Leopardo al Sol"

Laura Restrepo is one of many contemporary Latin American authors seeking new routes for political writing. Her second novel Leopardo al Sol, about the Columbian drug trade, is an unholy alliance between high and low. Like their 1940s predecessors in the hardboiled crime genre, Restrepo’s women play a minor role, and at the same time are deeply menacing, writes Gabriella Håkansson.

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