Skip to content

Authors/Contributors

Sweden

Catherine Anyango Grünewald

Catherine Anyango Grünewald  is a Swedish-Kenyan artist. She has studied at Central Saint Martins and The Royal College of Art, where she also taught for ten years....

Lina Wolff

Lina Wolff has lived and worked in Italy and Spain. During her years in Valencia and Madrid, she began to write her short story collection Många människor dör som du (Many People...

Ester Roxberg

Ester Roxberg was born in Zimbabwe in 1987, grew up in Småland, and now lives in Malmö, where she works as an author and writer. Her debut novel, Antiloper (Antelopes), was published in...

Karin Tidbeck

Karin Tidbeck lives in Malmö, Sweden, where she works as a creative writing teacher and freelance writer, specializing in transmedia and interactive storytelling. Her short fiction has...

Jessica Schiefauer

Jessica Schiefauer lives in Gothenburg, Sweden, with her husband and son. Her first novel, If You Were Me (2009), was warmly received, and with the August...

Anders Widmark

Anders Widmark (1973 - ) lives in Stockholm, Sweden. He is a PhD candidate at Uppsala University, Department of Linguistics and Philology. Besides teaching Persian and translating...

Peter Fröberg Idling

Peter Fröberg Idling (b. 1972) is the author of Pol Pot's Smile. With a background in law, Fröberg Idling worked as a journalist before taking a job as legal advisor or an aid...

Klas Östergren

Klas Östergren was born in Stockholm in 1955 and is the author of several novels including the landmark Gentlemen (1981) and its sequel, Gangsters (2005). A leading star of Swedish...

Magnus William-Olsson

Magnus William-Olsson (b. 1960, Bromma, Stockholm county, Sweden), poet, literary critic, and translator, has published seven volumes of poetry, three books of essays on poetry, and a book of...

Gunnar Harding

Gunnar Harding (born 1940) started as a jazz musician, studied painting in Stockholm, and made his literary debut in 1967. He has published sixteen volumes of poetry, as well as translations and...

Willy Kyrklund

Willy Kyrklund (born 1921 in Finland) has been called a "prime number" for his unique contributions to Swedish literature. With a background in mathematics and computer programming,...

Harry Martinson

Harry Martinson was born at Jämshög in 1904. He was left an orphan at an early age and went to sea at the age of sixteen, spending six years of his life on board various ships and as a...

Håkan Sandell

Håkan Sandell was born in southern Sweden in 1962 and began publishing at the age of nineteen. His latest collections are Skisser till ett århundrade (Sketches for a Century), 2006,...

Tomas Tranströmer

Born in Stockholm in 1931, Tomas Tranströmer worked as a psychologist for juvenile offenders for many years. His books of poetry include The Great Enigma: New Collected Poems (New...

Jonas Karlsson

Jonas Karlsson, b. 1971, is the epitome of the word multitalented. One of Sweden's most prominent actors, Karlsson has acted in numerous plays at the Royal Dramatic Theater, Sweden's...

Ellen Mattson

Ellen Mattson was born in 1962 on Sweden's west coast, and is the daughter of children's author Ollo Mattson. She is regarded as one of Sweden's most important young writers and...

Göran Sonnevi

Born in 1939, Goran Sonnevi is one of the leading poets and translators of Sweden. Trained as a librarian, he has dedicated his life to poetry and has written fifteen books. In 1983 he received...
Like what you read? Help WWB bring you the best new writing from around the world.