IDA THERÉN ÄR FRILANSSKRIBENT, BASERAD I NEW YORK och STOCKHOLM. MEST SKRIVER JAG OM LITTERATUR OCH KONST.

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About Ida Therén

About Ida Therén

I am a Swedish freelance writer based in the US, where I live with my daughter. I am a staff book critic at daily Svenska Dagbladet but I also work for a range of other newspapers and magazines, mainly as a cultural critic and columnist but also with longer interviews and features. I do international contributing for Coolhunting.

I have been a regular guest in a range of TV and radio shows in Sweden, such as popular morning show Malou efter tio and evening show Breaking News. Collected articles 2007-2017 came out in book form 2017, published by Mondial, named "Frihet, jämlikhet & systerskap" (Freedom, equality & sisterhood). 

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My main subjects are literature, art, contemporary culture, intersectional feminism, parenting and spirituality.

I was born in 1985 in a small town in Sweden but I have lived outside the country for almost a decade. I worked as a model internationally for some years and I have done some acting as well (with small parts in Blondie, Nånting måste gå sönder and Girl with the dragon tattoo).

I have been a vegetarian and interested in yoga and meditation for over 15 years, and I also work with reiki healing, to balance the long days in front of the computer.

 June Mansfield

June Mansfield

Since 2010 freelance writing is my main job, and since around the same time I have also worked on a biographical novel about June Mansfield, the wife of Henry Miller (the Mona of his novels) and the love interest in Anaïs Nins "Henry & June". It's now wrapping up and hopefully it will be out soon in both Sweden and in English translation.

More trivia: For some years (5 printed issues) I ran a bilingual literary magazine of contemporary Swedish fiction called CONST Literary Preview, and I have published three children's books.

Feel free to contact me if you want to know more!