Old year, new year

2012 was a splendid year. Maybe more so than I’d expected, to put it mildly.

Best of all, I got married to the fantastic guy who’s shared my life for seven years. That, of course, tops everything. That’s all the personal detail I’m going to go into, so on to the writerly stuff.

The first half of the year was all about finishing and editing Amatka and Jagannath. Two scripts at the same time was hard work – I even ended up giving myself inflamed finger joints – but worth it. The second half, they both took off, especially the collection. Both have received so much acclaim it’s ridiculous. I hoped for nice reviews, but this is beyond anything I’d imagined. Still digesting that part. So, good year. Hectic, but good.

So what about 2013? On the English side, I have some new stories coming up in Strange Horizons, Lightspeed Magazine and the anthology The Starry Wisdom Library, plus another couple of sales I’ll be able to brag about shortly. My story “Reindeer Mountain” from Jagannath is included in Jonathan Strahan’s The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, which is out in March.

Some convention appearances lined up: In late March I’ll be a guest at The Bookworm Literary Festival in Beijing, China, which I’m very excited about. I’m also the Swedish author guest of honor at the next Swecon, Fantastika 2013.

Lastly, the Polish absurdist noir film Kim jest Arvid Pekon?, based on my short story “Who is Arvid Pekon?” will premiere at the Gothenburg Film Festival this month. It’ll be screened at film festivals around the world this year, so keep an eye out.

 

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6 Responses to Old year, new year

  1. Adam says:

    Hej,
    Upptäckte just ditt kommande samtal på the Bookworm. Jag kom precis tillbaka från ett besök i min gamla hemstad Malmö till min nya hemstad Peking, och en av de sista sakerna jag gjorde innan jag reste var att läsa klart ett biblioteksex av Amatka. Ser fram emot att höra dig prata 22 Mars!

    Mvh
    Adam

  2. Amber says:

    I just read your story about the goat and I loved it! I am a writer living in U.S. (Las Vegas, NV) and I have always considered my work “undiscovered greatness”, but after reading your work I am humbled and now understand why I have been rejected by agents. I hope to improve my craft by reading more of your stories. What a rare talent you are. I won’t stalk you as this is illegal, but I will be a “loyal fan”.:)

    • Karin says:

      Thanks so much, Amber! If my work can be of any help of inspiration to you, that’s awesome. Write hard!

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