Två aviga & en rät

Uppsala City Theatre 2018
“Två aviga & en rät/Purl & Plain” is my first-ever script for the stage, written with director Karin Parrot Jonzon. Four old friends get together to make sense of changes in society and and a fluidly unreliable politicial language, where words have lost their meaning. The play premiered at Uppsala City Theatre in September, 2018. ………

Skandinavisk uro

Press, Norway 2018
I have written the main Swedish essay in this Norwegian-Danish-Swedish collection of texts about migration, democracy and the welfare state. Titled “Skandinavisk uro/Scandinavian Anxiety”, the book takes as its starting-point the dramatic year of 2015 when almost 1,4 million people applied for asylum in Europe. Can the Scandinavian model handle the new waves of migration? ………

Landet där vad som helst kan hända

Karneval 2018
My new book about the Swedish condition, the state of affairs in the once most predictable country in the world – “Landet där vad som helst kan hända/The Country Where Anything Might Happen – is a bestseller and has provoked debate. It is a story about migration, segregation and integration, and about a nation that views itself as a model while at the same time being hesitant about promoting its achievements. Sweden used to be a well-planned society, but now it does not seem to have a plan at all. ………

Landet där vad som helst kan hända

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