Archive for September, 2012

My blue shoes are now public!

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

My short story ‘The blue shoes’ now available (in Swedish only)!

Det är så att min far gick bort nyligen. Och skorna var en del av det han lämnade efter sig. Och jag har som sagt aldrig sett dem förr. Det är ett par ljusblå mockaskor. Damskor. Storlek 36. Aldrig använda. Jag begriper inte var min far fått tag på dem. Eller vad han tänkt sig att jag skulle göra med dem.

The thing is, my father passed away recently. And these shoes were part of what he left behind. And I have never seen them before. It’s a pair of pale blue suede shoes. Ladies’ shoes. Size 36. Never used. I have no idea where he got them. Or what he thought I could do with them.

Die Fremde am Meer

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

My third novel, The kindness of your nature/Det goda inom dig will be released in Germany 10 September (my birthday – auspicious, I hope) and I look forward to going to the Frankfurt Book Fair in October as one of the New Zealand authors invited to participate in the celebration of New Zealand as the guest of honour country.