Monday, October 27, 2008

Photos from Stockholm

Just returned from a flying visit to Sweden to help promote the Swedish edition of 'Born On A Blue Day' (Född en blå dag). Above is a photo from my interview for the morning programme 'Efter Tio Med Malou' (After Ten With Malou), which was a lot of fun. The other guest was from France, so we chatted afterwards in French.



The weather in Stockholm was predictably cold, so I had to wrap up warm for the photographers needing outside shots like the one above:



The city's library was wonderful to visit. Built in 1928 and constructed with round, red walls it looks rather like a lighthouse! If you look hard enough in the photo above, you'll see me walking among its shelves.
For any Swedes reading this: Du kan finna mer information om boken och köpa den på: http://www.nok.se/nok/allmanlitteratur/titlar-allmanlitt/f/Fodd-en-bla-dag-ISBN-9789127100053/

11 comments:

Kamil said...

It hasn't been written that you also speak Swedish.Have you ever considered learning Polsh? It's very difficult.I would love to hear reply from you .

Mattias Andersson said...

Hi Daniel,

If you're going to explore the Swedish language further then I would heartily recommend that you looked at some of the poetry by Dan Andersson:
http://runeberg.org/authors/danander.html

Mats said...

Roligt att läsa dina bloggkommentarer på svenska.
I agree with Mattias on the choice of Swedish poetry. From another genre, Frans G. Bengtsson's "Röde Orm" would be my choice in Swedish litterature: http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%B6de_Orm

Louise said...

Jag vet inte hur mycket svenska du kan än, men vi får väl se om du förstår lite grand :)

Jag har nyligen köpt din bok och har snart läst ut den. Den är den bästa bok jag någonsin läst. Du har blivit en förebild för mig och jag försöker ta reda på allt om dig (jag har nog blivit fixerad kan man säga). Btw, jag råkar också ha Aspergers Syndrom, så vi har något gemensamt. Det är kanske därför som jag känner igen mig en del hos dig (fast jag är ingen matematiker, jag är helt ärligt talat katastrof dålig på matematik). Ha det jätte bra!

Kristie said...

What a beautiful library. That's the one problem with books going digital. We lose the beauty that is the book itself...

Anneli Holm said...

Mycket tacksam - grateful you visited Stockholm and made a TV-appearance I happened to see. I'd love to be able to get in touch, even though I feel unsure if it is ok to as for any of your time.

I am a 28 year old Swedish woman, with AS-diagnosis since 4 years. Trying to grasp what it means to me,and how my special traits can be constructive. My special interest communication and over-bridging borders between people has taken me very close to a degree in conflict resolution (one essay away) and I seem to do fine as chairperson for the local Mensa organisation.

After working with autistics during the summer I felt I could contribute to the understanding between Neurotypical and Autsistic people, so now I am working on a book.

Read your book today, and would like to ask you some questions. If it is welcomed, please mail me at: anneliholm@symicon.se

Thank you for using your energy to create a bigger understanding for we who have our disabilities on the inside.

Love/Anneli Holm

Håkan Granat said...

Hi Daniel!
Thanks for being who you are and for sharing your gift and personality.

Here is a link to your appearance on swedish television at "Malou" recently: https://anytime.tv4.se/webtv/?progId=674723

Good luck with your studies in Swedish!
:) Håkan Granat

Maria said...

Väga meeldiv kuulda, et Teiele meeldib eesti keelt.
Ise olen pärit Rootsist, aga arvasin esiteks et Teie olete eestlane, nimi pärast. Siis lugesin eesti wikipedia koduleheküljel, et olite seda nimi endale võtnud, et hoida oma perekonnanimi saladuseks. Väga kihvt!

m i @ said...

Hello - Hej
Im from Sweden and I have just seen you on TV "efter tio"
Jag testar skriva på svenska, då jag är så dålig på engelska...

Min dotter på 11 år har Aspergers Syndrom och älskar språk och siffror [eng och matematik]

Och efter att ha sett "efter tio"
har jag bloggat om detta och lagt in en länk till TV snutten och din sida...

Tack för att du belyser och tar fram det bra inom funktionshindret inte bara om svårigheterna...

http://www.tv4.se/1.283438?videoId=1.688283

länk till TV programmet, ovan.

Hoppas du kunde förtså, I hope you could understand some.
Have a nice dag and good luck in our life and Thank you for beeing you and letting other whit AS feel proud and that they can also...

Jesper said...

Just read your book(Född en blå dag),once started I couldnt stop until it was finish. Right now I read Tony Attwoods new book "The Complete Guide to Asperger Syndrom" - really good too.

Ha en bra dag.....

Anonymous said...

Hi Daniel,

i have read your book because me and two other girls got a presentation at the goethe university (in frankfurt) about your book. The title in German: 11 ist freundlich und fünf ist laut. i don't know the original title in English. But i want to say that this book is so great. And you are so great. Thanks for this documentation about your life.

kind regards Mary