"Maggie O'farrell has described all the times she had been close to dying in the book, ”A heartbeat from death”"
"Maggie O’Farrells ”A heartbeat from death” has been named this Year's book in the Uk."
"We are never so alive as when death touches us," she says."
"to be a book about death is an exceptionally vivacious, and the reviews have been brilliant. "
"In the 17 chapter depicts Maggie O'farrell situations in her life time she has been near to death. Like when she alone met an assassin on a solitary path, sat in a plane on my way to overthrow, was close to drowning ..."
"– I once said to my husband that it was more likely that I would become a mathematician than writing my memoirs. And I was very hesitant. I let my publisher give me just a pound in advance so I could pay back if I repented."
"Maggie O'farrell is in Stockholm on a short visit to launch his book. She is lively, friendly and open-minded. The reason she finally decided to write ”A heartbeat from death,” was that one of her daughters was born with a severe allergy that makes her life at times very painful."
"– She might end up in a fatal state of shock just by sitting next to someone who opens a bag of peanuts. Then we must immediately go to the hospital. It is also very difficult to explain to a three-four year old why she is in pain, why she looks different, which is why she is in an ambulance, why does she need to be on a intensivvårdavdelning at least 15 times a year."
"was in a hospital in two years"
"Maggie O’Farrell himself was affected by encephalitis at the age of eight, had to be in hospital for two years and has still big problems with the balance. She is losing easy glasses and plates, and when she is really tired, she sees things upside down."
"– I wrote the book to comfort her. Look at me, I am also disabled and have been close to dying many times, but life can be rich and good though. Every heartbeat counts."
"When Maggie O’Farrell has recovered in the teenage years, she started living dangerously."
"– My attitude to taking risks was frivolous and carefree. I jumped from the hamnpirer, took trains through Europe on their own and arrived at the capitals of the middle of the night without having somewhere to stay. I rode on a dangerous dirt road in south America, carved into a steep mountain peak. I had an insatiable desire to take for me of all that life offered."
"”Exposing themselves to risks”"
"This light-heartedness ended in the same moment that she had children. "
"– When it brings forth a life blottställer for risks, for fear. I knew how thin the membrane is that separates us from death, how easily it can be pierced."
"Maggie O'farrell has crystal clear memories of all the near death experiences she had. She can describe what happened in detail. One of the most fearsome ögonblicksbilderna in the book is her meeting with a man on a solitary path in the mountains. His tight eyes, considerable length, elfenbensgula canines, the smell that was a mixture of fresh sweat, the backpack leather and rakolja. He blocked her path and she understood that he was dangerous."
"But she did not react as he had expected. Did not scream, but began friendly conversation while she slowly walked next to him down against civilization."
"the next Week, found a young woman raped and strangled in the same place. Maggie O’Farrell identified the killer. It was the same man she met."
" I have asked a few neurologists if there is any medical explanation for these experiences, seems carved in stone. Every nuance is registered in the brain. The answer I got is that it is a survival strategy that evolved during the evolution. We will remember exactly what happened, if we would end up in the same situation again so we know how we should carry ourselves in order to survive. I tend to think that my experiences could help someone else."
"Maggie O’Farrell says that after snuddat at death is forever altered. "
" the– Wiser, but also more melancholy. For my own part, I feel a great joy to be alive in a way I did not before. I am not one of those people who ask the question ”Why me?” when experiencing difficulties. I think I had a great tour and see the extra time as a bonus. In fact, I am surprised that I am standing here today."
"Name: Maggie O’Farrell."
"Family: Husband, a 15-year-old son, two daughters 9 and 6 years."
"Lives: Edinburgh, Scotland."
"Background: Maggie O'farrell was born in northern Ireland, grew up in Wales and Scotland and has a degree from Cambridge. She has written a number of bestsellers, including ”a Summer without rain”, ”It must be here” and ”The hand that first held mine”, which was awarded the prestigious Costa prize. Maggie O'farrell is usually hailed for his elegant, sparse language."
"Favorite authors: Elizabeth Strout, Charlotte Brontë, Alice Munro."
"are Reading right now: An essay by Sinéad Gleeson."