Karin Maria Boye (1900-1941) received popularity as a Swedish book writer and poet. She received significant interest after the publication of her dystopian science fiction book. The book received the name Kallocain. Born in Gothenburg or referred to as Göteborg, she relocated with her family to Stockholm in 1909. She joined the Ahlinska skolan in 1920 and studied at Uppsala University between 1921 to 1926. In 1922 she published a poetry collection named Clouds. She joined a socialist group referred to as the Swedish Clarté League. Her book Kallocain (1940) received popularity outside of Sweden.
After a visit to Germany, she received inspiration to publish a dystopian novel named Kallocain. The book became published as a film script in 1981. Besides her first novel, Boye also wrote various other books, including Astarte (1931) and Kris (1934). One of Uppsala University Library sections received her name in 2004 to commemorate her legacy.
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