I am a Postdoctoral Researcher in Sociology at Uppsala University and a Guest Researcher at the University of Amsterdam. My research addresses conditions related to success and failure in careers and education in the arts.

I am currently working on my three-year postdoc project "The Making of a Literary Career after the Debut", funded by the Swedish Research Council. Using fiction authors as an example, I use career databases and longitudinal interviews to explore a broader pattern within creative careers, where only a minority of artists continue in their career after the debut (e.g. after the first book, first album, directorial debut, etc).


Henrik Fürst