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Haralambi Markov’s piece “The Language of Knives” tells the story of a broken family by way of preparing and baking a dead man into a cake. It’s beautiful, heartbreaking and feels like a fresh (although painful) breath of air. Having … Continue reading
I’m happy to announce that my story “Migration” is in the second volume of Year’s Best New Weird, edited by Kathe Koja and Michael Kelly. The table of contents is absolutely spectacular:
I go through periods during which I read very little, and periods during which I binge. At the moment I’m sort of grazing, having a hard time concentrating on one single book. Probably because I’m working on a mind-consuming project. … Continue reading
Words Without Borders has a new issue out, and the theme is alternate history. I wrote a story in Swedish, “Gruvmaja”, which was then translated into English by Silvester Mazzarella. It was an interesting and pleasant experience to have someone … Continue reading
Because cons take their toll and I’ve been busy afterward, it’s taken me a while to get my thumb out and write a report of MIRcon. However! Here it is.
So, tomorrow it’s off to Barcelona and MIRcon, both of which I’m looking forward to very much.
Every now and then I find documents I’ve completely forgoten about. Here, squeezed in between an old version of “Beatrice” and my archived diary from the old Helgon community, I found a soundtrack list of a row of stories from … Continue reading
When working on a new story, I do a lot of sketching to figure out what things and people look like. Such as this thing/person. Bonus: hedgehog photobomb.
On the porch of the house by the sea lives a comatose cat. It supposedly belongs to the neighbor, my host told me, but it spends most of its time in a basket on the wooden sofa outside. Every time … Continue reading