The Lesson
by Cilla Naumann

Published February 24
Preorders will ship on February 24
Translated from Swedish by Saskia Vogel.
32 pages
isbn: 978-3-944801-10-0
isbn: 978-3-944801-14-8

Some students will drive even the best-intentioned teachers to the breaking point. Ingrid is one of those students. The Lesson is a nuanced portrait of the struggle between two wills, crackling with psychological tension and simmering with emotion.

Cilla Naumann has published numerous novels and young adult books, which have been translated into several languages. Her 1995 debut novel, Water Heart, was awarded the Katapult Prize. The novel They was her major breakthrough. She was awarded the August Prize for her young adult book Bullets in the Heart. A critic from the Sydsvenskan newspaper described a defining trait of her writing: “The ability to take an apparently simple scenario as her starting point and to give it depth is one of Naumann’s greatest strengths. Her use of psychological tools grows ever more assured.”

Saskia Vogel is a translator from Swedish and German. Her stories have appeared in The White Review, The Erotic Review and Zocalo Public Square. She is currently completing a novel with the working title I Am a Pornographer. She blogs at