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Lene Fogelberg

Growing up in a small town on the Swedish West Coast, Lene Fogelberg developed a love of poetry and reading, nurtured by the enchanting surroundings of her childhood; deep woods, fields, and ocean. Always curious, Fogelberg has embraced opportunities to study and live abroad, in France, Germany, and the U.S.A. Shortly after moving to the U.S., it was discovered, by luck of circumstances, that she was in the last stages of a fatal congenital heart disease. Within weeks, she underwent two life-saving open-heart surgeries and began the long battle of recovery. Now, she is well and grateful for every day with her husband and two daughters. She is currently living in Jakarta, Indonesia. An award-winning poet in Sweden, Fogelberg has always felt drawn to writing in English and switched language when writing the memoir Beautiful Affliction, published by She Writes Press, September 2015.