Ringbom, Henrika

1962 - 

Finland

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Ringbom, Henrika

Written by:  Ann-Christine Snickars

Henrika Ringbom grew up in an academic family in Helsinki, graduated from university, lives in Stockholm, and works as a writer and translator. She was editor of the periodical KLO from 1986 to 1987 and since her debut work Båge (P) has developed her writing with unusual consistency, producing remarkable works, although she has so far failed to gain the recognition of the literary critics. In Det jag har (P), 1990, and Det finns ingen annanstans (P), 1994, she strives not only to capture a voice, but to cleanse the language to free the poetry and restore its innocence.

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The above biography was first published in 1998. Since then, Henrika Ringbom has published the poetry collection Den vita vinthunden 2001, the novel Sonjas berättelse, 2005, og and the collection of prose poems Händelser. Ur Nya Pressen 1968-1974, 2009.

She has participated in Men det var hennes kläder - nedslag i den samtida svenskspråkiga kvinnolitteraturen, 2002, and collaborated with Agneta Enckell and Peter Mickwitz on Poesi med andra ord. En brevväxling om lyrik, 2003.

Henrika Ringbom is the recipient of a number of awards and honours, including awards from the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland in 2002, 2006, and 2010.  

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