August Prize winner
Lina Wolff (b. 1973) lives in southern Sweden, but during some years she has lived and worked in Italy and Spain, which gave her the inspiration to write the short story collection Många människor dör som du (‘Many People Die Like You’; forthcoming in English in 2019). Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs, her first novel and set in Barcelona, was awarded the prestigious Vi Magazine Literature Prize and shortlisted for the 2013 Swedish Radio Award for Best Novel of the Year. The Guardian described it as “a cool, clever and fierce addition to the canon of modern feminist literature”. Her second novel, De polyglotta älskarna (‘The Polyglot Lovers’, set in Sweden and Italy and forthcoming in English in 2019), was awarded with the 2016 August Prize, one of Sweden’s most prestigious literature awards and is being translated to 10 languages.