Riccardo Savini grew up in Luxembourg. He has lived in Milano, Santa Fe, El Paso, Oslo, Berlin, Austin, Montreal, London, Brussels, Miami, Karpathos, New Orleans, and of course, Stockholm, the city he loves to write about. Some people think you have to be rich to live in so many different cities, but that’s not true. He worked as a parking lot attendant, yellow pages ad salesman, and for an Internet start-up that went bust. He is currently trying to wrap-up his MFA at the University of New Orleans, and writing a novel, Stockholm, I Broke-up With You Long Ago. His stories have appeared in Forge Journal, Vine Leaves Literary Journal, and Tratti (an Italian magazine).
You had no idea what Sweden was like. This was the farthest you’d come from home, the most foreign you’d been. The far-stretching views, boundless blue skies, and pure air mesmerized you. You set out to discover the country.