From your Couch – It came to me on a whim

On January 9, 2023 at 12:00 the Association of Retirees will have a Zoom meeting in which Maria Bouroncle, an IDB retiree who now writes professionally, will talk about her book It Came to Me on a Whim which was published in 2018. The book relates the story of Ingeborg Anderson, Maria’s great-aunt, who killed her three children at the age of twenty-seven in 1929. Maria will tell us how she found out about these murders, which had been a tightly guarded family secret in her family for over seventy years, and how, through exhaustive research, she has strived to shed light on what led to this tragedy. 

In 2021 and 2022, Carl Eneroth’s film “The Child Murderess of Vesene”, based on Maria’s book about Ingeborg, won the prize for Best Short Documentary in Budapest, London, Miami, and New Jersey. It Came to Me on a Whim has been translated into English, Dutch and Finnish and will soon be available in Italian, Polish and Spanish.

MARIA BOURONCLE was born in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. She is an economist by profession and worked for 17 years at the IDB. Maria retired from the Bank in 2020. She moved back to her hometown Gothenburg in 2018 to pursue her passion for writing professionally.  Maria’s first novel It Came to Me on a Whim was published in 2018. In March 2022, The Girl with a Name Tag, and the independent sequel to It Came to Me on a Whim was published in Swedish. 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. In addition, Maria has earned numerous literary awards and scholarships for her writing.

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