Zlatan’s ‘Jag Är Zlatan’ Book Shortlisted For Illustrious Swedish Literature Award

Chris Wright

23rd, October 2012


By Chris Wright

You’ll have to forgive us here as we’re translating from Swedish and, to be honest, it may as well be Klingon, but it would appear that Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Pep-bashing autobiography ‘Jag Är Zlatan’ has been shortlisted for an illustrious Swedish literature prize.

The August Prize is given out every year by the Swedish Publishers’ Association and Zlatan’s tome has been nominated in the Non-Fiction catergory, with the jury describing it as:

“A sensitive and rough depiction that takes the reader from the terraces down the pitch and around the world of Zlatan.

“[The reader is] gently and firmly shown both the polished and unpolished every-day life, opening doors to both the kitchen in Rosengård and the changing rooms in Milan.

“Accurate storytelling that leaves a lasting impression.”

In the non-fiction field, Ibra is up against (and this is where the translation falls down a bit) a book about being seduced by an economic man, a travelogue of a journey through Suriname, a poetry almanac about women in the 1800s and a book about American right-wing politics and abortion.

Fingers crossed.

This way for the Top 15 Quotes from ‘Jag Är Zlatan’.

(Via Forlaggare)

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  1. C says:

    Zlatan is a cunt. If he wins a litterature price just because he is famous, I’ll emigrate to England and beat up golies.

  2. C says:

    I can also translate shit if you don’t trust google translate.
    (But do you dare to trust someone who hates Zlatan?)

  3. billybobjenkins says:

    C: get out of town! Zlatan is the king! His book has been read by so many youngsters who had never read a book before, aswell as giving them a rolemodel in the process. This book deserves all the credit. Heja Sverige!

  4. ChristianVieri says:

    Seems like an entertaining book as far as sports biographies can be considered literature.It couldnt be as bad as Rooneys depressing effort “I eat crisps and love Coronation St” of course you son….of course you do. Or Mr Bland er Beckhams tragic effort which made Rooney look cultured.Actually I think I’ll have a read of it again just to be sure.. *shoots self*

  5. Jarren says:

    Would you just LOOK at the cover of that book!

    Because he’s worth it, darling…

  6. Neil says:

    Zlatan – role model for children who want to grow up to be egotistical twats.

    I think one would have to pay me to read this…

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