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Balsam Karam

Balsam Karam is a writer and a children’s librarian at Rinkeby Public Library in Stockholm. She is one of the leaders of the project “Läslust i Rinkeby” (Reading for Pleasure in Rinkeby) which aims to promote reading among children in the age group 8 to 12. She drew widespread attention with her debut novel, Händelsehorisonten (Event Horizon), published in 2018. Her second novel, Singulariteten (The Singularity), appeared in March 2021.

Photo: Carla Orrega Veliz

Born: 1983

Lives: Stockholm

Wanted to be a child: Astronomer and visual artist

Fun facts: Speaks five languages fluently, loves SpongeBob SquarePants and has Prince as her icon.