Thursday, February 15, 2018

Author Tom Malmquist joins host Janeane to talk about his latest book, We Are Still Alive

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author Tom Malmquist!'s bestselling, award-winning book In Every Moment We Are Still Alive is just beautiful, already an Indie Next Pick for February.

Based, on tragic events and loss in the writer's life, In Every Moment We Are Still Alive, is a powerful and engrossing novel. oks/2017/jun/08/in-every-momen t-we-are-still-alive-by-tom- malmquist-review


By Tom Malmquist
Translated by Henning Koch (A Man Called Ove)

Indie Next List for February 2018
An “Indies Introduce” Selection

Winner of Sweden’s Dagens Nyheter Culture Prize
Shortlisted for the Nordic Council Literary Award

The European bestseller published in the United States for the first time

“It is bound to invite comparison to Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle… Perhaps more so than Knausgaard, Malmquist demonstrates that he can relay life in an intense, heightened state. The result is exhilarating.”
–Financial Times

“Beautiful… arresting… A deeply personal account… As more books are published, we increasingly seek out those writers who promise to give us something more than fiction. We want books made out of lives… The value of Malmquist’s book is precisely that it retains a trace of true human presence – carefully preserved by the author.”—The Guardian

“By turns raw, unsettled, and touching, Malmquist’s book is an extended meditation on what it means to love and to mourn. A deeply emotional and affecting novel.” –Kirkus Reviews

“A unique form… infused with deep urgency. A great stylist, Malmquist’s immersive prose perfectly limns the demands of living within the chiaroscuro of deep grief.” –Foreword Reviews, starred review

“[A] heady debut novel… moving… (a) beautiful, raw meditation on earth-shattering personal loss.”
–Publishers Weekly

“Kafkaesque… remarkably credible.” –Booklist
A prize-winning debut novel chosen as an Indie Next List selection as well as an Indies Introduce pick, Tom Malmquist’s IN EVERY MOMENT WE ARE STILL ALIVE (Melville House; January 30, 2018; Hardcover; $25.99) is a story of loss, love, and family based on true events from the author’s life.

This autobiographical novel tells the true and gripping story of a man whose world come crashing down overnight: When Tom’s heavily pregnant partner is rushed to the hospital, doctors are able to save the baby, but are helpless to save her. And in one cruel, fleeting moment Tom gains a daughter but loses his soul mate.

Written in starkly beautiful prose that conveys the momentum of a man desperate to pull through, Malmquist writes how he, drowning in the grief of loss, finds hope and resilience in the greatest gift of all: his prematurely born newborn daughter.

Both tragic and redemptive, IN EVERY MOMENT WE ARE STILL ALIVE is an utterly human story: that of surviving a loved one. A study in the process of grief, Malmquist’s writing portrays the human suffering felt in day-to-day life, in remembering past memories, and in fantasizing about the future.

Translated from Swedish by Henning Koch (A Man Called Ove), IN EVERY MOMENT WE ARE STILL ALIVE has been called “one of the most powerful books about grief every written,” by the judges of the Nordic Council Literary Award. A bestseller in Europe for many months, Melville House is proud to bring this powerful novel to the United States for the first time.

The first novelist to every win Sweden’s prestigious Dagens Nyheter Culture Prize, Malmquist shares the story of the year that changed his life. Heartbreaking and inspiring, raw yet tender, this towering tour de force is a magnificent debut.

About the author: Tom Malmquist is a poet and sportswriter. He has written two highly acclaimed poetry collections. IN EVERY MOMENT WE ARE STILL ALIVE is his first novel. He lives in Sweden.

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