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Embassy of Sweden in USA - Washington DC - September 15, 2023

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Swedish author Maria Bouroncle will join the Swedish Historical Society of Rockford on October 6, as well as the Bishop Hill Heritage Association in Illinois on October 14 to talk about her book It Came to Me on a Whim.

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Burleith Bell - June 4, 2023

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Burleith resident, Maria Bouroncle was born in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1965 and spent the summers, until she was eight, with her grandparents and her Aunt Ingeborg in a small village called Molla. She remembers her Aunt Ingeborg with love, a chubby older woman who enjoyed playing cards, making cakes, weaving, and biking. 

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Text: Forrest Bachner

Diabolic Shrimp- May 1, 2023

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Join bestselling author, comic creator, and video game designer Josh Grant as he announces this year's winners for the Shrimpy Awards. The award for best short literature (short stories, poems, and chapter excerpts) goes to Maria Bouroncle for "It Came to Me on a Whim". 

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Reporter: Josh Grant

Embassy of Sweden in USA - Washington DC - March 23, 2023

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Swedish author Maria Bouroncle will join the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis on April 6 to talk about her book It Came to Me on a Whim.

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Embassy of Sweden in USA - Washington DC - March 9, 2023

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Swedish author Maria Bouroncle will join the Swedish American Museum in Chicago on March 19, as well as the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis on April 6 to talk about her book It Came to Me on a Whim. Maria's book tells the story of her great-aunt who killed her three children at the age of twenty-seven in 1929. 

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Embassy of Sweden in USA - Washington DC - February 23, 2023

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Swedish author Maria Bouroncle will join the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis on April 6 to talk about her book It Came to Me on a Whim. Maria's book tells the story of her great-aunt who killed her three children at the age of twenty-seven in 1929.

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Nordic Lighthouse - February 19, 2023

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I didn't quite know what to expect from a book about a young Swedish woman who killed her three small children Tor, Efraim and Lucia one cold day in March 1929. True crime at its most gruesome and poignant, and very personal to people affected by it at the time and now. 

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Text: Ewa Sherman 

Bridget's Newsletter - December 20, 2022 

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1. How did you feel when you found out about the case? 

It Came to Me on a Whim tells the story of my great-aunt who killed her three children in a small Swedish village in 1929. The story and what happened that day was a well-kept family secret for seventy years. I stumbled upon it back in 1999, as one of my cousin’s patients asked if we were related to “that old murderess Ingeborg”. 

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Text: Bridget Ball 

Bridget's Newsletter - December 15, 2022 

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On a March day in 1929, Artur Andersson leaves his family to gather firewood in the forest. He returns to find his wife Ingeborg fidgeting with the watch he left behind and his three children drowned in a copper wash tub in the other room. For 70 years the details of Ingeborg's actions have been a family secret but now her grand-niece Maria Bouroncle is telling her story. 

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Text: Bridget Ball 

NIGHT BEATS EXTENDED UNIVERSE - December 7, 2022 

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Maria Bouroncle joins us to talk about her fascinating new-crime novel, 'It Came to Me on a Whim – The Story of Ingeborg Andersson, Child Murderess'. We're lucky to have her, since this story was just published in English for us to enjoy!

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Text: Sabitha Furiosa

Diabolic Shrimp - November 14, 2022 

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Bestselling author, comic creator, and video game designer Josh Grant talks with award-winning author Maria Bouroncle about the true grizzly murder of a family, the trial and fallout that followed, and her personal connection to it all! 

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LUETUT.NET - September, 25 2022

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Syksyllä iltojen pimentyessä olen taas innostunut kuuntelemaan true crime -äänikirjoja. Tässä esittelyssä kaksi erilaista tosirikoskirjaa, toinen ruotsalaisesta lapsimurhaajasta ja toinen suomalaisista törkeistä petoksista.

Maria Bouroncle: Lapsimurhaaja – Ingeborg Anderssonin tarina palaa kylmän maaliskuun 1929 traagisiin tapahtumiin. Eteläruotsalaisessa Vesenen kylässä Artur Andersson löytää vaimonsa Ingeborgin istumasta keittiön pöydän äärestä. Makuukamarin puolella on pyykkipalju ja sen ympärillä perheen kaikki kolme lasta hukutettuina. Mutta mikä ajoi perheenäidin tappamaaan pedet lapsesna?

 

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Linda´s Book Bag - September 24, 2022

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Welcome to Linda´s Book Bag Maria and thank you for agreeing to stay in with me. Tell me, which of your books have you brought along to share this evening and why?

I´ve brought along my debut novel It Came to Me om a Whim – The Story of Ingeborg Andersson, Child Murderess, which is based on real events. I'm very excited to share it with you since it was recently published in English.

 

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Text: Linda Hill

ALL THINGS CRIME  - August 24, 2022

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There is probably no crime that stirs up the good women of America as much as a mother murdering her young children. This is understandable as it is a truly hideous crime, a crime that scorches the soul, a crime which seems to manifest without warning out of nowhere, leaving the children dead and the mother in a state of bewildered denial. 

 

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Text: Patrick H. Moore

The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce – Los Angeles  - May 28, 2022

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Summer Reading with author Maria Bouroncle! 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. 

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The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce – Los Angeles  - May 13, 2022

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Swedish author Maria Bouroncle, selling her newly published book "The Girl with a Name Tag: A Finnish War Child in Sweden".

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Budapest Film Festival  - January 8, 2022

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"The Child Murderess of Vesene", based on Maria Bouroncle's book "It Came to me on a Whim", wins the prize for "Best Short Documentary" in January 2022 at the Budapest Film Festival.

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Norska Allers   - August 20, 2021

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Det gikk flere tiår før familiene snakket om de døde barna og det Ingeborg, "Mordersken i Vesene", hadde gjort.

– Jeg har spurt meg selv hvorfor, og det er derfor jag har begynt å rote i arkivene. Jeg er blitt kjent med Ingeborg, men jeg kan fremdeles ikke si at jeg forstår, sier Maria Bouroncle.

 

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Text: Henrik Högström

Göteborgs Stad  - July 9, 2021

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Interest in Gothenburg's initiative "The city where we read for our children" has reached Uruguay and South Korea. A new collaboration has been created, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is showing interest in supporting with USD 400,000.

"Montevideo is a UNESCO City of Literature since 2015. This cooperation also gives Gothenburg a unique opportunity to take part in Montevideo’s experience", says writer Maria Bouroncle, who initiated this project last year.

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Miami Indie Film Awards  - May 12, 2021

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"The Child Murderess of Vesene", based on Maria Bouroncle's book "It Came to me on a Whim", wins the prize for "Best Documentary Short" in May 2021 at the Miami Indie Film Awards.

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New Jersey Film Awards - March 2, 2021

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"The Child Murderess of Vesene", based on Maria Bouroncle's book "It Came to me on a Whim", wins the prize for "Best Documentary Short" in February 2021 at the New Jersey Film Awards .

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International Film Festival, Los Angeles - February 12, 2021

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In January 2021, the movie "The Child Murderess of Vesene", based on Maria Bouroncle's book "It Came to me on a Whim", was the finalist for "Best Short Documentary" at the Independent Shorts Awards of the International Film Festival in Los Angeles.

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London Indie Film Festival - February 5, 2021

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"The Child Murderess in Vesene", based on Maria Bouroncle's book "It Came to me on a Whim" wins the prize for "Best Short Documentary" in January, 2021 at the London Indie Film Festival of 24 Frames.

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Soloparanostras50plus   - May 24, 2020

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Comienzo esta serie de entrevistas sobre mujeres maravillosas. Todas tenemos historias de vida fascinantes y cosas que contar, por eso quiero compartir con todas ustedes estas historias. Conocí a Maria como colega y profesional y construimos una linda amistad. Maria es de nacionalidad sueca, economista enfocada en el ámbito del desarrollo internacional y, en el 2018, dio un giro radical a su vida y regresó a su ciudad natal para perseguir su pasión por la escritura. Llevaba 7 años escribiendo sobre una historia familiar, trágica y verídica, que ocurrió en los años 20, en Suecia a su tía abuela Ingeborg.

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Periodista: Carmen Alvarez-Basso

Fotógrafa: Kristina W Smith

Nordic Noir   - May 7, 2020

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In 1999, Maria Bouroncle received a phone call from her cousin. "She asked if I knew that our great-aunt Ingeborg had drowned her three children in the Spring of 1929. When I was a child, I met Ingeborg many times and got to know her well, or so I thought..."

 

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Nord​stjernan - September, 2019

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From the very first page, I was gripped. The book opens with an invitation. To a funeral. For three young children. 

Having read the blurb on the back cover, I knew what had happened. I knew that it was Ingeborg, the children's mother, who had taken their lives. What compelled me to read on was not the question "what?" but the question "why?" The answer, such as it is, comes in the form of doctor's reports and records of court proceedings. Ingeborg herself does not know: "It came to me on a whim."

The novel is based on true events. Ingeborg was the author's great aunt, and the murder of the three children was a long-concealed family secret. In this respectful portrayal of her relative, Maria Bouroncle, brings the story out into the open and reminds us that we need to have the courage to talk about difficult subjects.

 

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Text: Linnea Dunér

Translation: Tom Ellett

Norska Allers   - July 17, 2017

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Tomma flater i familiealbumet og en nedgravd gravstoette. Skrekkhistorien om tre barn som blev drunknet av moren sin skulle dysses ned.

Da Maria Bouroncle (51) fikk hoere om tragedien som hadde rammet slekten hennes, og at tante Ingeborg var den skyldige, ville hun foerst ikke tro at det var sant.

 

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Text: Elisabeth Walleby

Foto: Eva Bäcklund

Nord​stjernan - April 15, 2016

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For the last 14 years, Maria Bouroncle, a native Swede, has been living in Washington DC. Like many of us she is intrigued by genealogy. But her research drove her back over the Atlantic when she got wind of a disturbing event in her family's past.

 

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Text and photo: Kerstin Weman Thornell

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