Monthly Archives: October 2014

Disappointment is a horrible thing

Neil Gaiman is one of the writers I admire most, at least of the ones who still have a pulse. The problem is: I haven’t actually read that much of him. The Sandman, granted, The Graveyard Book, and I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Interesting, with a touch of the nerves

Swedish writer and blogger Pernilla Lindgren, author of Alvhilda, has a project where she reads and grades modern Swedish fantasy novels based mainly on gender issues, such as how women and men are depicted and how they interact. How much … Continue reading

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Did someone say my name?

Kaj Karlsson, winner of this years Indie Book Awards, kindly mentioned me in a post on his blog: http://www.aldabergr.se/parsifal-direktivet/1a-i-indie-book-awards-2014.html/ There is also a nice picture.

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Mostly positive

And here’s a new review of my novel Brother soul, sister flame (Broder själ, syster flamma). Daniel Gunnarsson at Litteraturmagazinet finds the book slightly difficult to get into, but seems to consider it worth the effort. http://www.litteraturmagazinet.se/daniel-gunnarsson/boklogg/broder-sjal-syster-flamma-1560723 It’s very nice … Continue reading

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Lack of patience = lack of relevance

It has happened many times, of course, but now when I’ve actually published a novel it strikes me harder: the apparent lack of patience among readers. “If the first twenty pages don’t get me hooked I put the book away.” … Continue reading

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The sound of an award

Here are two clips from the Indie Book Awards ceremony in Gothenburg this year. Swedish journalist Helena Frank recorded the ceremony and interviewed me afterwards. And yes, of course it’s in Swedish! Silly question. Here’s the ceremony:   And here’s … Continue reading

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A question of Prize

Here’s a link to the press-release concerning this years Indie Book Awards: http://news.cision.com/se/books-on-demand/r/parsifaldirektivet-av-kaj-karlsson-tog-forstapriset-i-indie-book-awards,c9652924 In Swedish, I know, but isn’t that just another good reason to learn this somewhat provincial language?

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