Mara Lee is a Swedish poet, novelist and scholar. Her most recent publication is the poetry collection Kärleken och hatet (The Love and the Hate, 2018) in which poetic, narrative, and essayistic language conjoin. Her work has been translated into German, French, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish and Spanish, and she is the recipient of several literary awards, including Svenska Dagbladets Literary award, The P.O Enquist Award, and Albert Bonniers literary Award. Lee’s literary work revolves around issues of power, otherness, femininity and transgressive desire. Lee is currently employed by the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm where she is working on a research project on affect, intimacy and processes of othering. She is also the official Swedish translator of Anne Carson.