Freke Räihä

Two Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Lund University (2014) and Publishing Studies (2014).
Working scholarships from the SvFF (2012, 2014, 2016).
Scholarship from The Karl Bergström Foundation for deserving prose writers (2015).
Photocopy scholarship (2015).

Nominated for Book of the year from Norrlänska litteratursällskapet 2015 with Baggböleri.
Nominated for Kristianstadsbladets Culture Award in 2017.

Interviews (Swedish):

Kristianstadsbladet, 3/9-1027/9-12, 24/4-13, 5/9-13. 30/1-1511/6-15, 11/10-17.
Sydsvenska Dagbladet, 2/4-12.
Boktipset, 13/3 -12.
Yohannah Leidefors 15/10-13. Och en uppföljning den 4/11-15. (Vilket känns fett seriöst.)
Parnass nr. 4, 2016.

Born in 1978. Educated as a baker. Debut in print 2001. Studied five years at two of the most prestigious creative writing-schools in Sweden: Skurups Folkhögskolas Skrivarlinje and Författarskolan at Lund University. And a course in Comparative Literature Fantasy at Växjö University where I wrote a paper on The alienation of the Hero/Villain: Uppsats om utanförskapet hos hjälten/skurken. Also, amongst other things, former literary curator at Tidningen Kulturen and lector at Telegrafstationen. In 2012-2014 I studied ways of publishing at Malmö University and the publishing business at Lunds University where I wrote essays about literary criticism and the dominant currents in Publishing education. 2016-2017 I attended the Skurups Skrivarpedagoglinje which made me a better teacher of poetry. I normally teach poetry on a freelance basis. 2016 was also the year I debuted as a news journalist and I have written articles for Kristianstadsbladet since then. Since 2017 I am also a student in creative writing at Konstfack, Linneaus University (a course in essay writing and literary criticism) and I am back at Lund to finish my masters in CW.

Booking could be handled through FCSyd.