Czech Republic!

November 10th, 2016

Wonderful news! Sonata for Miriam now released in Czech Republic. Thank you to my publisher¬†Nakladatelstv√≠ VyŇ°ehrad¬†and to my translator Jana Chmura SvatoŇ°ov√°.

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The kindness of a review

October 15th, 2016

I wish I had seen this very thoughtful review of my third novel in Landfall much earlier. I remember feeling very vulnerable. This would have been such comfort.

As it is now, too, of course.

Read here.

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Worlds apart

May 20th, 2016

It feels strange to have two novels published at the same time, but at two ends of the earth.

‘The Blackbird Sings at Dusk’ was published in New Zealand 5 May and is now No. 2 on the chart for New Zealand fiction:

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And at the same time ‘A sister in my house’ was published in Sweden and is presently No. 4:

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En syster i mitt hus

February 5th, 2016

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At that difficult last stage. Manuscript submitted, have edited and incorporated comments, but still waiting for a final approval. The hardest time. Meanwhile, I listen to more music that features in¬†the novel: Lluis LLach, ‘Bresssol de tots els blaus’¬†(The cradle of all blue).¬†¬†And I wait, apprehensive, hoping for the best.

 

 

French release

January 10th, 2016

‘Au premier chant du merle’ (The blackbird sings at dusk’) will be released by my French publisher Archipel on February 10, 2016. It is already visible here and there … and the final cover design is great.

Je croise les doigts!

 

A sister in my house

December 21st, 2015

Still in Stockholm. It is warmer than ever. And very dark. No white Christmas.

A lot to write, but it feels good.

This time, we have a cover and we have a title, it’s just up to me to finish the manuscript.

A sister in my house

One Sister have I in our house,
And one, a hedge away.
There’s only one recorded,
But both belong to me.

Emily Dickinson

 

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Au premier chant du merle

December 9th, 2015

Very excited about the upcoming release of ‘The Blackbird sings at dusk’ (I skymningen sjunger koltrasten) in France. The title will be ‘Au premier chant du merle’ and the book will contain a list of the music that features in the book. I love the care that my French publisher, Editions Archipel is taking. Very happy with the cover, too.

And here is some of the music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEMOkAW7y4Y

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Au premier chant du merle

 

An enchanted evening

April 29th, 2015

When you go off to make a presentation it is always with butterflies in your stomach. You have no idea what to expect. A full house, or a handful of dedicated fans. Tonight was one of those special evenings  when everything seemed to come together. An audience of thoughtful, well-read active readers with interesting questions and comments. Thank you all: staff at Solna Library, and readers. It is always about the readers. Thank you. And a special thank you for the beautiful wooden blackbird!  One of the most considerate gifts I have received.

Another novel

February 20th, 2015

Ever so slowly, it is beginning to stir. I am tentatively calling it Two daughters by the aged stream, the title of an aria for two sopranos by Purcell. As always, the music helps.

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On the road with the blackbird

February 20th, 2015

Time to travel again. Back to Europe. Sweden, Norway and Denmark. All to do with the release of my latest novel, The blackbird sings at dusk. 

Looking forward to being there, not to the journey.

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