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The Destroyer book is now in stock

Karl Andersson: Bögarnas värsta vän - historien om tidningen Destroyer

The book “Bögarnas värsta vän – historien om tidningen Destroyer” (Gay Men’s Worst Friend – the Story about Destroyer Magazine) by Karl Andersson (that’s me!) is now available at Ilovemags:

Buy it here!

And if you want me to sign it for you, don’t forget to tell me so in the comment field when checking out.

The book ships worldwide, but please note that this book is in Swedish. The English translation is scheduled for early 2011.

The book contains no images, only text. It’s a description of the reactions that Destroyer caused during its four years (2006-2010), as well as a personal account of why I started the magazine, who the readers were (you lived in 37 countries!), and other stuff related to Destroyer.

The reception of the book in Sweden has been very positive. Two of Sweden’s four biggest newspapers (Aftonbladet and Svenska Dagbladet) have written long articles about it in their culture sections, illustrated with covers and spreads from the magazine. I will translate those articles for you in time.

I also had a reading at a gallery in Stockholm last Wednesday. It was so popular that everyone couldn’t get in – there was a long line on the street outside. The event was attended by some of Sweden’s most influential writers, including Unni Drougge, who blogged about it (in Swedish). Also read 之乎者也 and Johanna Sjödin (both in Swedish), not to mention Panchamkauns (yes, in Swedish too).

The book is printed in 500 copies.

The book about Destroyer (in Swedish!)

Bögarnas värsta vän - historien om tidningen Destroyer. A book by Karl Andersson.

This is just to inform you English speakers what all the fuss on my blog is about:

Yes, the book about Destroyer is here. But it’s in Swedish – if you rather read in English you should wait for the English translation, scheduled for release early next year. The book is called “Bögarnas värsta vän – historien om tidningen Destroyer”, which translates as “Gay Man’s Worst Friend – the Story about Destroyer Magazine”.

The book covers all the reactions that Destroyer caused, mainly in Sweden and mainly in the LGBT community. It also contains a summary of Destroyer’s content from the first to the last issue, as well as reader base statistics (Destroyer was read in 37 countries across the globe!), essays on the boy and interviews with some of Destroyer’s columnists.

If you happen to be in Stockholm, join me for the release party on October 27, 2010, at gallery Pony Sugar, Gotlandsgatan 67 from 6 to 10 pm. There will be wine, music and a book reading by me.

Hopefully, we’ll set up a livestream as well, so check back here on October 27 if you want to join the party that way!