About Lene Fogelberg

Growing up in a small town on the Swedish west coast, Lene Fogelberg developed a love of poetry and reading, nurtured by the rural surroundings of her childhood. She went on to study languages and creative writing at the University of Gothenburg and the Stockholm Academy of Writing. Always curious, Fogelberg has embraced opportunities to study and live abroad, in France, Germany, the USA, Indonesia and Malaysia. She currently lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with her husband and two daughters.

An award-winning poet in Sweden, Fogelberg has always felt drawn to writing in English and switched language when writing the memoir Beautiful Affliction, a Wall Street Journal bestseller, a national gold medalist in the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards, and a finalist in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards and the 2016 International Book Awards. Beautiful Affliction is translated into German and published by Bastei Lübbe in October 2016, with the title Mein Glück kann jeden Tag zerbrechen.

Fogelberg’s writing has been featured in The Huffington PostWriter’s Digest, First For Women, Women’s World, We Heart Writing, She Writes, and Women Writers, Women’s Books.

Photos from Lene’s life during the time of Beautiful Affliction

A Selection of Poems by Lene

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