Katarina Kieri, hedersdr 2015
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Katarina Kieri, Honorary Doctor of Philosophy 2015

Published: 26 August 2015

Lulea-born writer Katarina Kieri, highlights the region in her writing and she puts the focus on young people and the importance of language, at a time when studies show negative trends regarding young people's reading and reading comprehension.

Kieris writing is characterized by reverence for the written word. She emphasizes language and literature significance for everyone, and says that in a time where young people's reading habits described as problematic, the literature and all other arts be given  a greater value. Her poetic language in descriptions of everyday subjects makes her a singular voice in Swedish literature.