Authors Moa Eriksson Sandberg and Ester Roxberg have banded together and collaborated on Corridors, a collection of twelve short stories about life in secondary school. Perhaps this book will be most thrilling to those who are just about to enter the teenage world, anticipating the challenges that await them there.
Here the writers are serving up well-written short stories about love, sex, relationships, the body, friendship and many other subjects that belong to life and puberty – getting a bad reputation, being crazy in love and so on. In a language that is both believable and inviting Eriksson Sandberg and Roxberg tackle everything under the sun, from worrying about your sexual orientation to fantasising about vampires.
While the tone and tempo change, the approach is always direct, with emotions running high across the pages of the book. It is an engaging collection that takes young people and their inner lives seriously.
The book is shortlisted for the Adlibris Prize.