Kerstin Ekman





Kerstin Ekman


Born
in Risinge, Sweden
August 27, 1933

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Kerstin Lillemor Ekman is a Swedish novelist.
She began her career with a string of successful detective novels (among others De tre små mästarna ("The Three Little Masters") and Dödsklockan ("The Death Clock")) but later went on to persue psychological and social themes. Among her later works are Mörker och blåbärsris ("Darkness and Blueberries"), set in northern Sweden, and Händelser vid vatten (translated as Blackwater), in which she returned to the form of the detective novel.
Ekman was elected a member of the Swedish Academy in 1978, but left the Academy in 1989, together with Lars Gyllensten and Werner Aspenström, due to the debate following death threats posed to Salman Rushdie. According to the rules of the Academy, however, she will
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Grand final i skojarbranschen

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The Dog

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The Forest of Hours

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3.83 avg rating — 242 ratings — published 1988 — 15 editions
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Under the Snow

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Mordets praktik

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Sista rompan (Vargskinnet, #2)

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