Author: Petter Lindberg

A strong man’s love

Issue 4/2004 | Archives online, Authors, Reviews

One day a Russian weight-lifter finds he has been transformed into a successful sumo wrestler in Tokyo. Zinaida Lindén’s first novel I väntan på en jordbävning (‘Waiting for an earthquake’, Söderströms, 2004), is a highly unusual story of a strong man and a great city, Leningrad.

Born in 1963 in Leningrad, Zinaida Lindén studied Swedish language and literature in her native city. In 1995 she moved to Turku, publishing her first book in Swedish a year later. Her two collections of stories, Överstinnan och syntetisatorn (‘The colonel’s wife and the synthesizer’, 1996) and Sheherazades sanna historier (‘The true stories of Sheherazade’, 2000), show a talent for effective narrative and a rich, unfettered imagination. More…