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The middle-aged priest Ingefrid grew up in the capital Stockholm, not knowing her biological mother. When she suddenly receives an inheritance from her mother’s relative in the small village of Blackwater, in the province of Jämtland, northern Sweden, she decides to find out more about her roots. Together with her adopted son Anand, she moves to Blackwater to meet the people of her family's home.

The third and final book in the Wolfskin Trilogy. 

 


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Kerstin Ekman: ”My work is mine only”

She writes herself into non-existent worlds

Kerstin Ekman: ”My work is mine only”

Kerstin Ekman writes because it comes natural to her:

- Like the way swimming comes natural to a frog.

Her latest novel, ”Grand final i skojarbranschen” (not yet translated to English), was published in Swedish in 2011. Here she answers The Literary Magazine’s five questions about books and writing.

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 Writer portrait 

Kerstin Ekman

Kerstin Ekman (born 1933) is a writer and a member of the Swedish Academy since 1978. She is one of the most popular Swedish writers and has won several awards since her debut in 1959. So far, she has published more than 30 novels and 5 of them have been cinematized.



Publications

Blackwater

by Kerstin Ekman
Blackwater has a mixture of crime, love and passion and Ekman's graceful language fills it with parallels to myths, symbols and the development of modern day society.

The Forest of Hours

by Kerstin Ekman
The main character of the book is the troll Skord and we get to see the development of Sweden during 500 years through his eyes.

God’s Mercy

by Kerstin Ekman
Part one in the Wolfskin Trilogy. In the break between winter and spring of 1916, a young midwife arrives to the village of Blackwater in northern Sweden.

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by Kerstin Ekman
The third and final book in the Wolfskin Trilogy.

The Last String

by Kerstin Ekman
Life in the barren village of Blackwater, northern Sweden, is harsh, but when the war comes, it is also changed forever.

Books of special interest

The Merman

by Carl-Johan Vallgren
A story about the darkness that lives in all humans, even though most of us try to deny it.

Echoes from the Dead

by Johan Theorin
This is the first novel in the author’s planned quartet of books taking place on the Swedish island of Öland.

The Dogs of Riga

by Henning Mankell
The second book in the Kurt Wallander series.

Simon and the Oaks

by Marianne Fredriksson
A beautiful story about sons and their mothers.

New Collected Poems

by Tomas Tranströmer
Tomas Tranströmer is the 2011 Nobel Prize laureate in Literature. This books contains his collected work from his debut in 1954 with "17 Poems" to his most recent publications.

The Red Room

by August Strindberg
Criticizing the moral and hypocrisy in 1870s Stockholm.

Children's books

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

by Selma Lagerlöf
“The Wonderful Adventures of Nils”, written in 1906 to 1907, came to be when Selma Lagerlöf was asked to write a book that could teach Swedish geography to school children.

Pippi Longstocking

by Astrid Lindgren
Pippi Longstocking lives alone in the big house “Villekulla“. Her father is busy pirating at sea and ruling as king of Kurrekurredutt Isle. But she is not lonely, as she has her friends Tommy and Annika, her horse Little buddy and her monkey Mr. Nilsson.

Bridget and the Moose Brothers

by Pija Lindenbaum
Bridget is all alone. She wants a sibling. A small one who can fit in her doll bed. Or maybe a big brother. Outside her building she meets the moose brothers and invites them to her room, having big plans to become their little sister.

When Owen's Mom Breathed Fire

by Pija Lindenbaum
Owen´s mom is always very busy. Every morning she is in a great hurry to get Owen up and to school and herself to work. But one day she has been turned into a big dragon and no longer knows how to be a mum.

The Diamond Mystery

by Martin Widmark
The first part in the popular series about Jerry and Maya, the children who are running their very own detective agency.

The Literary Magazine lists

Money

by Victoria Benedictsson
“Money” is Benedictsson's first novel, publish...

The Merman

by Carl-Johan Vallgren
Coming from a shattered family, the children Nella and Robert ...

Miss Julie

by August Strindberg
It’s Midsummer night in 1874 at a Count’s estate s...

The Red Room

by August Strindberg
First published in 1879, it received mixed reviews in Sweden, ...

New Collected Poems

by Tomas Tranströmer
Tomas Tranströmer is the 2011 Nobel Prize laureate in Lit...

The Dogs of Riga

by Henning Mankell
It’s the winter of 1991 and a small life raft with two d...

Italian Shoes

by Henning Mankell
On a small, isolated island in the Stockholm archipelago, Fred...

I Die, But the Memory Lives On

by Henning Mankell
A nonfictional fable about a growing tradition in countries in...

The Man from Beijing

by Henning Mankell
On a freezing day in January, a body is found in the snow in t...

The Ice Princess

by Camilla Läckberg
Published in 2002, this is Camilla Läckberg’s debut...

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