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Uncommonly strong ”middle” book

My expectations were set a bit too high after Jón Kalman Stefánssons Heaven and hell, the first book about The Boy. That was such a marvel of literary triumph that I simply lack words. The Sorrow of Angels (my translation), … Läs mer

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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 … Läs mer

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Susanna Clarke delivers again

British author Susanna Clarke gave us one of the best fantasy novels ever with Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell in 2004. It was a stilistic triumph, experimental and efficient, in spite of it’s clocking in at over 700 pages. How do you … Läs mer

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Sent and delivered

I have mailed my novel, Brother soul, sister flame, to a new reviewer, connected to LitteraturMagazinet. He has an interesting approach: if he doesn’t like the book he won’t review it, instead he will give me feed-back. The reason is … Läs mer

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How far you can sink depends on the amount of water

The legend of Noah has to be considered the most symbolic of all the biblical myths. After all, it is possible to wake the dead (hospitals do it every day all over the world) and cars slide on water, if … Läs mer

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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, … Läs mer

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Vikten av korrektur

Japans historia är full av fascinerande epoker och händelser, särskilt för en västerlänning som också får kulturkrocken till livs. Huvudsakligen tre perioder intresserar dock mig: Gempei-krigen i slutet av 1100-talet, när Taira och Minamoto gjorde upp om makten och kejsaren … Läs mer

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