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Solveig Margareta (Loka) Enmark

1931-09-172012-10-24

Author

Loka Enmark was an author. She is best known for her erotically-charged novels.

Loka Enmark was born in 1931. She grew up in Skelleftehamn in Västerbotten. She apparently had an unhappy and lonely childhood, and this was often referenced in her writing. Her parents had a stormy and troubled relationship. In 1950 Loka Enmark moved to Stockholm, where she remained for the rest of her life. One of her residences was at Norra Smedjegatan. Her son, Magnus, was born in 1957. He was brought up by his maternal grandmother.

Loka Enmark’s debut book Bedrägeriet was published in 1960. It is heavily erotic, and eroticism and love were the two main recurring themes of Loka Ekman’s work – both in the form of desire and destructivity. She sometimes portrayed erotic relationships using dramatic humour, as in her 1985 book Mätartavlan; at other times she depicted it as dark and cynical, as in Bedrägeriet. Her second novel, Isgrottan, from 1961, has even been described as dark, and gloomy.

Loka Enmark not only wrote novels, however, but also authored articles, short stories and causerie-style columns for the daily press and weekly journals. During the 1960s she contributed erotic short stories to the hotly-debated Kärlek anthologies and in 1978 she published a short-story collection entitled Fromhet och slaveri.

Several of Loka Enmark’s novels contain autobiographical elements. Some examples of this are: Skelettkusten, from 1980, and Inkassererskan, from 1987. Her last book, På jakt: nycklar till nya rum, from 1996, is openly autobiographical. She portrayed her difficult childhood, and her life within Stockholm’s cultural sphere during the 1950s and 1960s. Loka Enmark socialised with several of the well-known cultural figures of those eras, including the likes of the actor Jarl Kulle, the musician Sven-Bertil Taube, and the author [] (Sun Axelsson).

Loka Enmark died in Stockholm in 2012. She rests at the memorial garden in the Skogs cemetery.


Evelina Ivarsson
(Translated by Alexia Grosjean)



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Other Names

    Married: Marklund


Family Relationships

Civil Status: Divorced
  • Mother: Signe Elisabeth Enmark, född Granlund
  • Father: Olof Algot Enmark
  • Husband: Karl Lennart Marklund
  • Son: Magnus


Education

  • Folkskola, Skelleftehamn


Activities

  • Profession: Författare, skribent


Contacts

  • Friend: Jarl Kulle
  • Friend: Sven-Bertil Taube
  • Friend: Sun Axelsson


Residences

  • Birthplace: Bureå
  • Bureå
  • Stockholm
  • Place of death: Stockholm


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