Archive for November, 2011

Time to go

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Copenhagen, November 2011

Again, a small death. Packing up and leaving. It gets no easier with practice.

This time in Sweden has been busy with a lot of domestic travel, public appearences and meetings. Visits to Norway and Denmark. Wonderful, but exhausting. For the first time, I have felt like a proper Swedish author, included. But abruptly, that will all change now, and I will have to start swimming in another sea, at the other side of the earth. I know that once I am there it will feel absolutely fine, it’s just this transition that is so very hard.

On the way to Auckland, I will stop over in Paris for a week, and for the first time meet my French publisher, Archipel. It will be very interesting to see how ‘Let me sing you gentle songs’ will be received in France.

Under resans gång

Somligt har jag lärt mig
under resans gång
Det är inte alltid
namnet på stationerna
som betyder något
utan snarare vem
som möter dig på perrongen
när du väl kommer fram.


During the journey 

Some things I have learnt
during the journey
It isn’t always
the names of the stations
that are significant
but rather
who will meet you  on the platform
when you finally arrive.

Siv Arb, from Nattens sömmerskor/ Seamstresses of the night

More gratitude…

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Another very moving New Zealand Review, this time the Rotorua Daily Post.