Monthly Archives: August 2014

Feeling bad is a good thing

Feel-good vs feel-bad. What’s the deal? Why write stories that make you feel bad, when you can tell tales with happy endings and fulfilled dreams? To me there is a simple answer. If the world was a happy place where … Continue reading

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Touching mission of a de-missionary man

Commercial cut: In Norrlands Akvavit Swedish writer Torgny Lindgren says good-bye to his fictional universe of Avabäck. An old man returns to correct a mistake: In his youth he was a minister, saving the inhabitants in the name of Jesus. … Continue reading

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When anger is a sign of decency

Commercial cut: You think Sweden is hunky-dory? A caring place without abuse and injustice? Kristian Lundbergs Yarden (The Yard; my translation) will wake you up. It’s the story of the authors year-long sojourn as a day-labourer in the Malmö port. … Continue reading

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Praise! More praise!

How could I miss this? I google myself constantly! Retrograde Spring has published a review of my novel, a positive one, and I managed to miss it. Clumsy fool! Anyhow, here’s the link. Read and rejoice! And a humble “Thank you, … Continue reading

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Beaten and sold

Me and Miss P spend the day at Kattcon gaming convention in Katrineholm, Sweden. We’re selling my novel and a couple of tasty bites in the shape of two short-stories. Sales so far? Meager. Four short-stories and one novel. The … Continue reading

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Short-stories ready for (dis)approval

I finally managed to finish the last of four short-stories that I will submit to a Swedish publisher. For the first time in my life I have actually asked if the publisher is interested and received a positive reply. This … Continue reading

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