Don Kulick, Professor at the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, came to Sweden as an exchange student from the United States in the early 1980s with an interest in languages. He began studying linguistics, but soon realised that his true passion was people and language in combination.

His upcoming book, A Death in the Rainforest, focuses on the dying language Tayap, which is currently spoken by 40 odd people in Papua New Guinea.

The book has already been listed as one of the best books of summer by the American magazine Time. Only two Swedes have made the list – Don Kulick and David Lagercrantz.

Article in Time