Emma Sturk

I am a Swedish author of dark fantasy, adventure, horror and historical fiction (or various combinations thereof) of both short story and novel length. The short-form stuff is primarily horror.
Beyond writing, I paint and study history at a university level.

Favorite Books:

  • The Damnation Game – Clive Barker
  • The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
  • Dune – Frank Herbert
  • The Stress of Her Regard – Tim Powers
  • The King of Attolia – Megan Whalen Turner

Favorite Book of 2020:

  • Mexican Gothic – Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Current projects:

  • I am currently working on a historical adventure with supernatural/dark fantasy elements, set in 1692. It’s about pirates. And some other things.
    Writing in 2022, it has had 7 drafts, standing at around 102’000 words. Read more
  • Another ongoing novel set during the Thirty Year War deals with themes of loyalty, identity, and free will, against a backdrop of supernatural intrigue at the heart of Sweden’s imperial project.
    It is complete but facing major revisions (currently on it’s 3rd draft).