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Shuggie Bain will break your heart – and put the pieces back together again

Last night I went to Malmö City Library, to my first indoor cultural event since December 2019. And fittingly, wonderfully, it was Douglas Stuart, talking about Shuggie Bain. As I have written elsewhere, this book is astonishing, a tour de force of love and despair. Acclaimed by critics, loved by readers, translated into a slew […]

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.

Audre Lorde

Attention is the beginning of devotion

Mary Oliver

Go on and do your work. Do it well. It is all you can do.

Ursula K. Le Guin

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.

Rebecca West

To create means to connect. It is to abolish the gap between the body, the mind, and the soul, between science and art, between fiction and non-fiction.

Nawal El Saadawi

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Seriefest 2018

  Not long now. On Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th March, 2018, it’s time for Seriefest again! It is a great DIY comic festival where all kinds of folks sell their comics and other visual materials. I’ll be there with the Killer Jellyfish. You can read my interview here (in Swedish). Don’t miss the fun! […]

What I had that others didn't was a capacity for sticking to it.

Doris Lessing