MARIA BOURONCLE was born in 1965 in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. She has lived in Washington, DC since 2002. An economist by profession, Maria – who spent over 25 years in the field of international development – published her first book in 2018, and subsequently decided to pursue her passion for writing professionally. "It Came to Me on a Whim" has been translated into several languages and is currently used on the Scandinavian Crime Literature Course at UCLA.
LITERARY AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Swedish Authors’ Fund 2022
Folke Tengeland Cultural Award 2022
AIR Literature, Villa Martinson, Jonsered,
Hagstad, the home of Artur Lundkvist, Oderljunga, August 2021
The school of Harry Martinson, Alltidshult,
Lilla Björka, the home of Elin Wägner, Berg,