An Indies Introduce Q&A With Tom Malmquist

Tom Malmquist is the author of In Every Moment We Are Still Alive (Melville House), a Winter/Spring 2018 Indies Introduce selection and a February 2018 Indie Next List pick. Malmquist, a highly acclaimed Swedish poet, has been awarded several of Sweden’s most prestigious literary prizes for this debut, his first work of prose and first work to be translated into English. “In this outstanding novel, we have been given a story of love, loss and grieving, but also the hope that arises from the beginning of a new life,” said Linda Bond of Auntie’s Bookstore in Spokane, Washington, who served on the bookseller panel that selected Malmquist’s book. “Tom’s girlfriend, Karin, is his soulmate. They are in love and about to start a family, but the birth of their daughter, Livia, reveals a terrible truth: Karin has leukemia. As Tom is left to mourn Karin’s death and raise their daughter on his own, he wavers between rage and depression and struggles with the challenges of his new life. This remarkable, partially biographical debut novel will make your heart ache with empathy, then send your spirit soaring with hope. It’s sad, funny, devastating, and encouraging, all in one package.” Here, […]

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