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Anne Swärd has been appointed a seat in the Swedish Academy, the news was released on Friday morning the 29th of March.
In a press release from the Academy they say that:
“Anne Swärd writes an intense prosa about connections between people. She is also a well-established poet, known to a wide audience. She is also a well read person and we believe that she can contribute a lot to the committee.
Anne Swärd herself was both surprised and intrigued by the question, she tells TT.
– It was a couple of minutes of shock, then I felt that this is extremely exciting. I feel pretty cool, it might be that I am still in shock and haven’t realized what will be asked of me yet, she says.”