Vad handlar din nya bok om?
Jag har lärt mig av Verner von Heidenstam att ska man skriva en historisk roman så ska man noga kolla de fakta som finns och vara trogen mot dem när man skriver. Men när det inte längre finns några fakta så är det författaren som skapar. Han levde ...
A Century of Alfred A. Knopf
In 1915, after working as a page at Doubleday and with publisher Mitchell Kennerley, Alfred A. Knopf accepted a $5,000 advance from his father to begin an eponymous publisher. The company's first office was located in New York's Candler Building, on ...
Along the shores of Lake Vattern, part 1
So who was Verner von Heidenstam? Had the question been asked a century ago it may have raised an eyebrow. Then at the top of his game, Heidenstam was quite a celebrity and just about the most famous and respected poet and writer in all of Sweden.
Nine Indian Writers Who Should Have Won the Nobel
The Swedish Academy – an 18-member body that decides on the winner – has been repeatedly accused of a Eurocentric bias, and quite rightly so: who can remember what “new era in literature” had dawned because of Carl Gustaf Verner von Heidenstam, ...