The Dunning-Kruger Effect

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Atria Books
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5.7 X 8.8 X 1.2 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author
Andrés Stoopendaal is a Swedish author and literary critic. He ran the literary magazine Dokument for several years and debuted as an author in 2011 with the novel Masquerade. He is also the author of two critically acclaimed poetry collections.
Alex Fleming is a translator working from Swedish and Russian into English. Her previous translations include works by Maxim Osipov, Therése Söderlind and Cilla Naumann, and in 2015 she was awarded the British Centre for Literary Translation's Emerging Translator Mentorship for Russian. She is based in London.
"[A] crackling firework of comic brilliance. The narrator's self-preoccupation spins so far and uninhibitedly that it inevitably turns into something completely different." --Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden)
"An intelligent and ironic humor that you rarely find in contemporary literature. . . Original and very entertaining." --Kapprakt (Sweden)
"The Dunning-Kruger Effect is vigorous and sparkling proof that questions regarding gender, class and identity politics can be depicted in literary form without delivering empty slogans...I laughed my way through The Dunning-Kruger Effect. There are funny scenes from relationships, couples' dinners, and plenty of philosophizing, and a gorgeous abundance of literary ambition." --Information (Denmark)
"As a millennial of the depicted demographic group...I feel pinpointed by [Stoopendaal's] clear-eyed satire of a generation of 'pretend adults' with a pathological need to justify work that is neither obviously meaningful nor reflective of their desired identity...We have on our hands one of the sharpest portraits of this generation. Stoopendaal has a devilish eye for the laughable and cringe-inducing." --Kristeligt Dagblad (Denmark)