Tone seems like the person we all could need as a friend. Or, we all simply have a little bit of Tone in ourselves, but she puts it into words and says it out loud. But then again, she’s a writer. Haven’t writers something of a sixth sense of an ability to impersonate life itself? Realistic yet magic and a bit of a thrill seeker. Well, great friend or not, she is a great writer.
Tone Liv Schunnesson, who are you? What do you do for a living?
Hey!!!!! I'm just a girl living Stockholm in a big house with my friends, in an even bigger park with a lot of rabbits and like five deers. I'm also a writer and I write mostly fiction and literary essays.
What is the fertilizer to your work?
Hmm 1. being broke and wanting not to be 2. when something just affects me really intense and I get curious... Like why did this TREE/ MORNING/ STRANGER/ THOUGHT inflict so much feeling in me, I'll have to examine that!
Let’s say you are getting married this year. Tell us everything about your wedding plans.
I think I'll do a very modest wedding so that my judgmental friends don't have anything to say about me being bourgeois. Like I would elope and not make a big fuss out of it, so they would think I was very sincere like, "Ok at least she seems to love him very much". In reality, I would drop all the money on a BIG HEART SHAPED DIAMOND.
*sending nudes* jag har skrivit en essä för OBS i P1 om celibatet som en feministisk strategi för kvinnor som ligger m män. Har själv praktiserat avhållsamhet under en längre period o har såååå mkt tankar om avhållsamhetens potential. Detta blev som en introduktion till dom tankarna. Mega nyfiken på o höra va ni tänker om saken o om ni har liknande upplevelser..... jag postar länk i bio om du vill lyssna/ läsa 💞
You wrote a book, Tripprapporter (Trip reports), about a young woman’s mental state in many ways in relation to drugs. What inspired you to write it?
A lot of things but I think the true answer is an overwhelming feeling of loneliness and sadness. But also, trying to reach out of that sadness and communicate with the world.
Where and what do you prefer to eat?
I just love it all, man. Tried being vegan for like two weeks but I mean, come on.
What are you up to this summer?
I'm going to Kefalonia in Greece with my girlfriends. I want to get a car and explore the Island, they more like "Let's do face masks and drink beer by the pool", which also sounds amazing. And I'm also doing Berlin, which I try to do every summer. I just love the city in July when it's way too hot to be there.
courtesy TONE SCHUNNESSON
interview REBECCA LOVGRENS
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