Earlier this year, the brilliant novel The Long Ships by Swedish author Frans G Bengtsson came out in a new edition. Michael Chabon wrote an excellent introduction, and the HTBS reader who is interested in this introduction will find it the June issue of the Paris Review. Click here to read it. (Please observe the little drawing on the right hand side of the sub-line ‘the Paris Review Daily’ – a single scull!) I still think that you should buy Bengtsson’s book, and I think you will after reading Chabon’s text. The cover on the right is from a previous edition that the Swedish publisher came out with in the 1950s.