Pernilla Berglund


In my poetry I approach questions about place and language. To me writing is a way of thinking, that can make space for more interpretations, more truths.

Pernilla Berglund

Pernilla Berglund was born in 1982 in Umeå, Västerbotten County, in Northern Sweden. In the winter of 2013 her debut poetry collection Tilltar/Increases was published. The poems examine our relationship with the people who surround us, in our search for place and location, both geographically and in life. The outer and inner landscapes intersect, proximity becomes distance, and in these very movements we come to create ourselves. Tilltar got nominated for Borås tidnings Debut Award and she's been awarded Umeå's Creative Price in the category "Text". The book was translated into Danish in 2014.

Her second collection of poetry, Fälla//Trap, will be published in February 2015.

Pernilla Berglund got here education at Literary Composition at Valand Academy in Gothenburg (2012-2014) and at Biskops-Arnö Creative Writing-school 2001-2002, 2003-2004) and has earned a Master’s Degree in Comparative Literature.

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