At age 12, Åsa Anastasia Jonsén was asked to tell the class what she wanted to be when she grew up. “I love music, books and thinking, so that’s what I’m going to do”, she said. “Well, that’s not a real job”, her teacher replied. Jonsén went on to work as a music journalist for 20 years, and currently teaches academic writing at the University of Gothenburg. She’s still a pixie-sized library dweller who loves music and philosophy.