Hi, I’m Henrik.

I’m a Swedish essayist who lives on an island in the Baltic Sea. I write long, overwrought pieces that are too literary for the nerds and too nerdy for the literates.

My writing has appeared in WIRED, been reprinted in The Spectator, and featured on Marginal Revolution and HackerNew’s front page. It’s been recommended by Jonathan Haidt, Sahil Bloom, Gwern, Austin Kleon and others.

I publish 1-3 times per month, whenever I feel like I have something interesting to share. Paying subscribers get access to the archives and occasional extra essays, but mostly they get the honor of making this work possible.

You can also find me on Twitter, where I tend to incubate ideas before they are ready to spawn here.


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Henrik Karlsson 

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