i Skuleskogen

Reminders of why I came here.

I read Kerstin Ekman’s novel, “Rövarna i Skuleskogen” or “The Forest of Hours” during my Freshman year at Berkeley. It amazed me in English. I have yet to read it in Swedish.

I came across this very brief interview by chance today.

Kerstin Ekman is the only person to have left her seat Swedish Academy, in protest of the Academy’s unwillingness to consider for award the work of then-controversial author Salman Rushide.

Kerstin Ekman says the thing she loves most about her country is the language and the landscape.

In short, Kerstin Ekman made me move to Sweden in January.

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