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Are you “duktig”?

Duktig

In 1977, the twenty-one-year-old writer Inger Edelfeldt published her debut novel: Duktig pojke. Back then it made a sensation, as it told the story of a boy, Jim, who slowly but inexorably realizes that he is gay. This little book has become a sort of classic in modern Swedish literature and it is considered the […]

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International Christmas Quiz

Christmas Quiz

Christmas is soon to come and even though The Newbie Guide to Sweden writes about life in Sweden – we think it’s only fair to test our Newbies knowledge of Christmas traditions around the world. So let’s get international in true Christmas spirit! And just so you are warned this is a difficult one.

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Beautiful and boring at Fotografiska

Two new exhibitions at the Stockholm’s main photography centre. Fotografiska, occupying a beautiful industrial building that used to be the customs, runs four major exhibitions and around 20 minor shows a year. Normally you can see from three to five different shows at a time and the selection of photographers varies from the international stars to […]

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