Freke Räihä

Two Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Lund University (2014) and Publishing Studies (2014) and one Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (2018).
Working scholarships from the SvFF (2012, 2014, 2016, 2019).
Scholarship from The Karl Bergström Foundation for deserving prose writers (2015).
Photocopy scholarship (2015).

Nominated for Book of the year from Norrländska litteratursällskapet 2015 with Baggböleri.
Nominated for Kristianstadsbladets Culture Award in 2017.
Finalist Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize 2022.

Interviews (Swedish):

Klass, nr. 4, 2023.

Nickos Lördagssoffa

Kristianstadsbladet, 3/9-1027/9-12, 24/4-13, 5/9-13. 30/1-1511/6-15, 11/10-17, 22/11-19, 20/10-23.

Ystads Allehanda, 27/12-23.

Sydsvenska Dagbladet, 2/4-12.

Boktipset, 13/3 -12.Yohannah Leidefors 15/10-13. Och en uppföljning den 4/11-15.

Parnass nr. 4, 2016.


Populär Poesi 1/7, 2018.

Poesipodden. Avsnitt om samtida arbetarpoeter.


Born in 1978. Educated as a baker. Retired punksongstress. Debut in print 2001. Studied seven or so years at two of the most prestigious creative writing-schools in Sweden: Skurups Folkhögskolas Skrivarlinje and Författarskolan at Lund University. And did 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. 2017 I studied creative writing at Konstfack, Linneaus University (a course in essay writing and literary criticism) and got back to Lund to finish my masters in CW (2018) while teaching CW at Jönköping University. In 2018 Freke Räihä started a part time job as a creative writing teacher at Österlen Folkhögskola.

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