Photographer: Magnus Liam Karlsson 2017

Press images

Latest book: Händelsehorisonten

Balsam Karam, born in 1983, works as a librarian at Rinkeby Public Library in Stockholm. She has previously studied Creative Writing at Biskops Arnö as well as at the University of Gothenburg.

Event Horizon is her debut.

Read more Hide

LATEST REVIEWS

Händelsehorisonten
… an ethereal novel that recalls Ray Bradbury’s short story collection “The Martian Chronicles”.
Aftonbladet
Händelsehorisonten
Even if Karam’s place is fictive, and so full of symbols that it sometimes resembles a fairy-tale, the story about these unwanted people’s fervent survival proves more true than many other things. “Event Horizon” is a dreamlike, existential novel that does not allow the bourgeois hegemony to dictate the language for reality.
Göteborgs-Posten
Händelsehorisonten
The novel asks me if I truly know what and who exist on the fringes of our society at this exact moment, and where “home” is if you don’t have the right documents. It is definitely a political story, but in the best fictive way: by making it easy to feel empathy towards history, by allowing the reader to ask the questions.
Borås Tidning
Händelsehorisonten
Balsam Karam’s debut ”Event Horizon” is an earth-shattering read. Through her poetic and alluringly beautiful prose she highlights sisterhood and motherhood, but also deportation, oppression, depravity, revolt, insurgency and torture. The novel has a powerful moral and political tone, indignant and rebellious.
Internationalen

NEWS

Rights Deals Following the Frankfurt Book Fair

We are pleased to announce several new rights deals in the aftermath of the Frankfurt Book Fair, such as Malin Lindroth's insightful essayThe Spinster to Atena in Finland and to Piper in Germany, but also Balsam Karam's stunning debut Event Horizon to Temas de Hoy in Spain (in collabo...

See more news

Books

More

Vi använder cookies för att ge dig bästa möjliga upplevelse på sajten. Genom att fortsätta godkänner du att vi använder cookies. Jag förstår