Two poems by Pär Lagerkvist

Pär Lagerkvist is one of my favourite Swedish authors. His poetry is brilliant, and so is his prose. There's a sadness and longing in most of his writing: sometimes more of the longing, sometimes more of the sadness, but usually both of them tightly wound together. Lagerkvist often expresses the kind of direct, raw emotion that… Continue reading Two poems by Pär Lagerkvist

5 of my favourite Swedish classics

As I'm writing this, I'm just about to set out on my annual trek to Sweden: off to see family, do as little as possible, and hopefully read a whole heck of a lot. To mark the occasion, I'm recommending 5 Swedish literary classics that are well worth reading: they are 5 of my personal favourites,… Continue reading 5 of my favourite Swedish classics