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Tallbergs Förlag AB is a Stockholm-based rainbow multimedia company that champions minority identities and role models, from LGBTQ, ethnicity, religion, class, and gender to autism spectrum disorders. In addition to being a publisher of nearly 40 books by over a dozen authors, the house produces workshops, educational and cultural events, podcasts and documentary films. All Tallbergs Förlag products are available as digitally designed educational packages for schools, businesses and organizations wishing to increase their awareness and understanding of gender, identity and autism. Tallbergs Förlag was established in 2017. http://www.tallbergsforlag.se @tallbergsforlag

Marcus Talberg is an entrepreneur, author, publisher, public speaker and founder of Tallbergs Förlag. He was born and raised in the small town of Trollhättan, Sweden and now lives in Stockholm with his dogs Max and Malva. @marcustallbergofficial

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Current / Forthcoming Tallbergs Förlag
English Language Titles
Books are distributed by Ingram and available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

My Queer Teen Life 
by Marcus Tallberg and Emma Björck
Publisher : Tallbergs Forlag (February 2, 2021)
Language : English
Paperback : 338 pages
Kindle
ISBN-10 : 9198654705
ISBN-13 : 978-9198654707
Item Weight : 15.2 ounces
Dimensions : 5.51 x 0.76 x 8.5 inches
Distributed by Ingram
Link to book on Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Why do I have to be gay? F**king hell.

It’s 2005 in Sweden’s most boring town. Mattias is fifteen, a bit of a slob, a loner and gay. Though he’s never told anyone he likes guys, the rumors are flying and he’s sick of feeling like the school fag. A queer. Home life isn’t much help. Mom is a bitch. Dad is sad. Sister is the favorite. After he comes out to his super religious best friend and prettiest girl in school, Tove, everything changes.

For Mattias, life goes rainbows when a handsome stranger opens the door to a glamorous apartment and an eye-opening world of cool friends and thrilling new experiences. First kiss. First love. First Pride. His previously boring small town existence becomes exciting, electric and full of possibilities.

Yet while it gets better for Mattias, life takes a turn for the worse in the seemingly perfect world of his friend Tove. After a naive act of kindness violently backfires, she questions her faith. Deeply ashamed, Tove spirals into depression, panicking her friends and spurring Mattias to action.

English speaking readers will enjoy this look into Swedish teen life and fun customs like “fika,” “Chiquita pizza,” and “schlager music” which are handily explained in the included glossary.

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Two previous titles in this loose series of books set in the same universe saw a soft release on American and Canadian Amazon in late 2020: “Being Alice,” about the emancipation a young trans woman and “Shattered Glass,” another autobiographical about a tight-knit family of queer friends. Below + additional forthcoming 2021 titles.

Being Alice
by Marcus Tallberg
Publisher : Tallbergs Forlag (November 13, 2020)
Language : English
Paperback : 322 pages
Kindle
ISBN-10 : 9198607685
ISBN-13 : 978-9198607680 Item
Weight : 14.4 ounces
Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.72 x 8.5 inches
Distributed by Ingram
Link to book on Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Rising from the ashes of Oliver, Alice takes flight, a glittering phoenix

They’ve called her Oliver since the day she was born. Alice hates that. She has never been or ever wanted to be Oliver. Alone, abused and suicidal, Alice yearns to break free “from the lie that has been my life.” That life changes forever the day she meets her fairy godmother, the wise and witty Vincent, a genderfluid drag star named Ursula Undress. Under Ursula’s wing, Alice embarks on a tumultuous, bittersweet and empowering journey to become herself. Told through letters to Alice’s beloved Aunt Esther, “Being Alice” may be fiction, but the experiences and inspirational wisdom within are very real, based on interviews with ten trans and intergendered contributors.


Shattered Glass
by Marcus Tallberg 
Publisher : Tallbergs Forlag (November 13, 2020)
Language : English
Paperback : 198 pages
Kindle
ISBN-10 : 9198607693
ISBN-13 : 978-9198607697
Item Weight : 9.1 ounces
Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.45 x 8.5 inches
Distributed by Ingram
Link to book on Amazon | Barnes & Noble

We’re all a bit broken, but our friends make us whole

For Mikael and his friends Bella, Erik and Kasper, real life is as complicated for them as it is for the rest of us. Mikael flees his parent’s crashed marriage. Conservative Bella changes her mind. Erik discovers a horrifying secret about his own past. Everyone’s buddy Kasper is in love, but invisible to the one he loves. Together, these four friends form the family Mikael has been missing, his chosen family. Painful experiences, once shared, only bind us together. Just below the scars, friendship, love, laughter await. We’re all a bit broken, but our friends make us whole.

“Shattered Glass” is autobiographical, based on the life experiences of author Marcus Tallberg, from alcoholism, drug abuse, and rape…to love. 


The Orphan (The Kraften Trilogy) [“Krafen” is Swedish for “Power”]
by Marcus Tallberg (Author), Elin Frykholm (Author)
Publisher : Tallbergs Forlag (February 16, 2021)
Distributed by Ingram
Language : English
Paperback : 422 pages
Kindle
ISBN-10 : 9198654748
ISBN-13 : 978-9198654745
Item Weight : 1.17 pounds
Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.94 x 8.5 inches
Distributed by Ingram
Available on Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Our lives are not defined by how we accept darkness, but by how we fight against it

After the Disaster, the ice caps are gone. The planet is toxic. The world’s remaining superpowers have united as Ela, a paramilitary planet-nation governed by the authoritarian President Daegal. 

On a mission to restore the world to its pre-Disaster glory he rules the people of Ela by fear, violence and propaganda. Frequent terrorist attacks are blamed on the hated and hunted Tabia, people born with superhuman powers, who appeared after the Disaster.

When the President’s military school Bionbyr drafts Freija for mandatory service, she does not resist. She dreams of saving her struggling orphanage home with the salary she’ll receive once she completes her training. Far from the rusting towers and rotting streets of her hometown, Bionbyr is deceptively luxurious, an enormous glistening white dome floating between shrunken, lifeless continents. 

It is here that Freija and her orphan sister Embla, implanted with microchips, tracked, observed, and tested, discover how far the Authority will go to preserve the dark secrets of Ela. And how far they must go to preserve their own. 

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Ty the Dinosaur and the Substitute Teacher  
by Marcus Tallberg and Jill C Faulkner and illustrated by Klaudia Drabikowska
Publisher : Tallbergs Forlag (February 23, 2021)
Language : English
Hardcover : 42 pages
ISBN-10 : 9198654713
ISBN-13 : 978-9198654714
Reading age : 6 – 11 years
Item Weight : 10.4 ounces
Dimensions : 6.69 x 0.25 x 9.61 inches
Distributed by Ingram
Link to the book on Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Spanish Edition on Amazon | Barnes & Noble
German Edition on Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Ty the Dinosaur has autism. He doesn’t like change. Today when Ty arrives at school Ty gets angry because the usual teacher is sick, but a kind principle teaches him a neat trick.

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Perfectly Linus
Perfectly Bella
Perfectly Charlie
by Camilla Glisslow
Ages 3 – 6
6.5 x 6.5 inches
March 2, 2021
Distributed by Ingram
ISBN, info, Amazon links forthcoming

Perfectly Linus
How does it feel to be a boy when you have a vagina?
And how does Linus want others to treat him

Perfectly Bella
How does it feel to be a girl when you have a penis?
And how does Bella want others to treat her?

Perfectly Charlie
How does it feel to be both a girl and a boy?
And how does Charlie want others to treat them?

Meet Linus, Bella and Charlie. Three kids with different identities here to tell us how they want to look on the outside and how we can embrace them for who they are on the inside. Join them as they celebrate their chosen new names with a name-party at school. In these special books, the families are as diverse and the children. Linas has a mom and dad. Bella’s family is Muslim. Charlie has two moms. Whether a parent teacher or relative, we all want our children to be happy and shine. We must let those we love be perfectly themselves. 

About the author:
Camilla Gisslow’s journey began when her son came out as a trans at the age of four and a half in 1997. At that time there was no information about children with a different identity than what they received at birth and it was the beginning of a journey for both of them. Today, Camilla works full time lecturing and educating about social norms and trans issues. Her first book, inspired by her son’s journey, was “I Have No History, I Have a Life,” published in 2016.

In 2017 she made her directorial debut with with Tallbergs Förlag’s documentary “Save our lives,” which profiles three Swedish families who have accepted their trans children since the minute they came out. Meet Camilla Gisslow in this promo video for the film, below. Watch all three additional promos featuring Swedish trans activists on the Tallberg’s Förlag Vimeo page here. In Swedish with English subtitles.

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