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Lone Star

By Mathilde Walter Clark & Martin Aitken &
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A cross-continental novel that splices the vast expanse of Texas with a daughter's desire to reconnect with her aging father.

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About Mathilde Walter Clark

Mathilde Walter Clark is a novelist and essayist from Denmark. Having spent her childhood traveling between her mother’s house in Denmark and her father’s in St. Louis, Missouri, Clark went on to live in Buenos Aires and New York and travel extensively across the world. Clark was a resident artist at 100 W Corsicana in small-town Texas, where she worked on the manuscript for Lone Star. She is the winner of the Carlsberg Foundation’s Discovery of the Year prize in literature; Lone Star was awarded one of the Best Books of 2018 by The Danish Arts Foundation. She currently lives in Copenhagen.

K.E. Semmel's work has appeared in the Ontario Review, Washington Post, World Literature Today, Southern Review, Subtropics, Lithub, and elsewhere. His translations include books by Karin Fossum, Naja Marie Aidt, Erik Valeur, Jussi Adler Olsen, Simon Fruelund, Kenneth B. Andersen, Thomas Rydahl, and Jesper Bugge Kold. He is a recipient of numerous grants from the Danish Arts Foundation and is a 2016 NEA Literary Translation Fellow.

Martin Aitken is the acclaimed translator of numerous novels from Danish and Norwegian, including works by Karl Ove Knausgaard, Peter Høeg, Jussi Adler-Olsen, and Pia Juul, and his translations of short stories and poetry have appeared in many literary journals and magazines. In 2012 he was awarded the American-Scandinavian Foundation's Nadia Christensen Translation Prize. In 2019 he was awarded the PEN Translation Prize for his translation of Love by Hanne Ørstavik.

K. E. Semmel

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