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I had promised Karin to write the
"”I had promised Karin to write the”"

"Five years later, the novel Tom Malmquist was with when he became a father and a widower – at the same time."

"This is a kulturartikel which is a part of Aftonbladet's opinionsjournalistik."

"Clear Examples ”In every moment, we are still alive” was named one of last year's best novels by the New York Times."

"– As an old athlete, I reacted with glee. Ha, where were all of you who did not believe in the book!"

"But then he adds that he also felt immensely proud and flattered."

"– It was so large and difficult for a small poet to make. Sometimes you will get lucky."

"Now, he will be with All the air that surrounds us, a novel he started to write when the big disaster happened and his life took a dramatic turn. "

"Tom and his wife Karin were expecting their first child when Karin suddenly fell ill with what they thought was the flu and was taken to hospital. She was found to have acute leukemia. The child was taken out by caesarean section, and Tom had a daughter while he saw how Karin was about to die. When he returned home it was without Karin but with an infant and a tremendous sadness."

"– My new novel takes up where, In every moment, we are still alive left off. It is a confrontation with my past and is about a young man's loneliness and alienation. I had promised Karin to write it and now I've done it. Solid five years too late. "

"It began to Tom found an old notice in the press of their parents if a due to unresolved issues, the murder of a young man, Mikael K. It had occurred in 1991."

"– It was that he was hard wounded in a cave in the Sörskogen, not far from my grew up. The police thought that he killed with an axe. I was thirteen then and the murder attracted a lot of attention. But they found not the perpetrator."

"the News got Tom to start thinking back on their childhood days in Huddinge, sweden and he decided to find out who Michael K was."

" When I get obsessed with something occupies my whole life. And now I became obsessed."

"Tom went to the Royal Library, more specifically, to the reading room where mikrofilmer kept. He also collected eight boxes of magazines from the time when the murder was committed, and read everything written about the murder. He then went on, looking out at all the police and investigators of the case he could find. He sought out Michael K's relatives, co-workers and neighbors. In the end he had a gigantic research material associated with."

"– That I used in the book are just the tip of the iceberg."

"Felt instant love"

"in Parallel with his own murder investigation, he went through the relationship to his dad."

"– We had different opinions about most things. He remained silent as the wall when I wanted to ask him about his relationship to his parents. Men find it difficult to talk about feelings. But our relationship was as good as it could before he died of cancer."

"today, live Tom with Carolina Setterwall, the author of the acclaimed book, Let us hope for the best. In it she describes how she one morning to find her husband dead in bed. He was 34 and they had a son of eight months. The depiction of her approach to the sorrow and pain that followed in the wake of the dramatic loss got rave reviews. "

"”A special situation”"

"At the end of the book, she writes that she has fallen in love with a man who is a widower and has a small daughter. The man is Tom Malmquist."

"– We have similar experience and a basic understanding. The feeling of love between us was immediate and strong but was it enough solid for that we would dare to invest in a new relationship? Because there are children involved, we must take them into account. "

"the Couple have kept their floors with often live with each other. "

"– My daughter, Livia, is now seven years old and a wonderful little girl, extremely sensitive but also tough and enterprising. In appearance she is like Karin, but she has my intensity. She knows that her mother died when she was born but don't want to hear about it so much. But I'll never be a father who denies Livia access to Karin. Now when she was a little older, it is like she is ashamed a bit because most children have both parents in their life. But we have a special situation in our family. Both the Carolinas femårige the son of Ivan and Livia has a dead parent. It might feel nice for both to have the same experience, that there is something strange with having a dead mother or father."

"Family: Särbon Carolina Setterwall, the daughter of Livia and the Carolinas the son of Ivan."

"Live: in the South of Stockholm."

"Background: Has published poems Sudden death, and Fadersmjölken. Debuted as a novelist with the multi-award-winning, In every moment, we are still alive. Has a past as a hockey player."

"Read: With God on our side, by Karen Armstrong."

"favourite authors: Albert Camus, Karin Boye, Imre Kertesz."

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