Twelve Ghostly Tales by Estrid Balslev

12 Feb

Early in 2010, I received a manuscript of ghost stories in Danish from an enthusiastic member of The August Derleth Society, one Estrid Balslev. Although I couldn’t understand a work of it, I suggested to the author in an e-mail, that if she translated it into English, I would submit to the editorial board — The Sacred Six for consideration. The English translation arrived a couple of weeks ago as an E-mail attachment. John Robert Colombo has reviewed the manuscript for esl’s (English as Second Language) and this process is now complete. Estrid’s colleage Neils Reiter has send along a proposed cover illustration and here it is. Patricia Visneskie has almost completed the cover, and the text is ready to go to press. I am waiting for CIP data from Ottawa.

Twelve Ghostly Tales

by Estrid Balslev. Cover photographs by Neils Reiter. Trade Paperback 136 pp. ISBN 978-1-55246-948-4 @ $20.00

3 responses to “Twelve Ghostly Tales by Estrid Balslev

  1. Pedro da Palma

    April 20, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Estrid lost the fight against cancer sunday the 17th. of april 2011. Whereever she are now – she’s smiling and awaiting the release of her Ghostly Tales. Her husband will dig down a copy of the book at her grave, when it comes out in public!
    Long live Estrid Balslev – R.I.P.

  2. Sid Yiddish

    April 27, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Hooray! Estrid’s book will finally be published, in English! Can’t wait to read it!

  3. Runa Dorph-Petersen

    April 28, 2011 at 7:09 am

    🙂 I know how much my mum have wait for this moment…She use the last time of her life to translate it herself from her bed at the hospital..

    Daughter of Estrid Balslev.

    Rest in Peace


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