Artist presentation – Michaela von Kügelgen (FI)

In late October 2019 two artist & cultural workers from Finland and Denmark will do a funded residency swap between these two countries and we at ARS want you to get to know them too:

I’m an author and journalist from Helsinki always looking for a good story. My first novel Vad heter ångest på spanska? was published in August 2017 by Förlaget M. My second novel Nationen will be published in the spring 2020. Both books are about young people trying to figure their lives out. My style of writing is fast paced and I hopefully make the reader laugh – or to identify herself with the themes and characters.

Alongside writing books I work as a freelance writer and translator. I also write a blog in Swedish about writing – and life in general. You can find the blog on

I love to travel to new places to write, so the opportunity to do a swap with an artist in Denmark got me really excited. I’m looking forward to waking up early in the mornings while Copenhagen is slowly getting ready for a new day, make myself a cup of tea, do some yoga and then start writing and editing.

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