book cover of Childhood


A collection of poems by

Kerstin Ekman is primarily known as a novelist, but she has occasionally turned to free verse, especially when the subject is autobiographical. In 1993-1994, Swedish TV 1 conducted a series of talks with prominent writers under the rubric 'Seven Boys and Seven Girls'. In place of an ordinary interview, Kerstin Ekman read aloud Barndom (Childhood). The poem, which was published for the first time in Swedish Book Review in 1995, appears here with original photographs kindly provided by the author. The prose passages are quotations from Ekman's 1988 novel Rovarna i Skuleskogen (The Forest of Hours).

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November 2015 : UK Paperback

Title: Childhood
Author(s): Kerstin Ekman
ISBN: 1-909408-22-0 / 978-1-909408-22-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Norvik Press
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