Monika Fagerholm

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Monika Fagerholm
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Monika Fagerholm
Born (1961-02-26) 26 February 1961 (age 53)
Occupation Literary Novelist
Nationality Finnish
Genres high literary, prose
Subjects pop, cult, teenage,
Notable work(s) Den amerikanska flickan, Underbara kvinnor vid vatten

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Monika Kristina Fagerholm (born 26 February 1961 in Helsinki) is a Swedish-speaking Finnish author living in Ekenäs, Finland. She is the daughter of professor Nils-Erik Fagerholm and library assistant Kristina Herrgård. Fagerholm has studied psychology and literature at the University of Helsinki. In 1987, she received her bachelor's degree in social science. Fagerholm made her debut in 1987 with Sham but her real breakthrough in the literary scene was in 1994 with Underbara kvinnor vid vatten. The book was nominated for the Finlandia Prize, which is the biggest literary prize in Finland. It was also nominated for the August prize in 1995, in Sweden and also the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 1998. In 1994, she received the Runeberg Award in Finland. The movie adaptation of the novel by Claes Olsson premiered in 1998. Fagerholm received the August prize in 2005 for Den amerikanska flickan.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Sham (short stories) 1987
  • Patricia (short stories) 1990
  • Underbara kvinnor vid vatten 1994
  • Diva 1998
  • Den amerikanska flickan 2005
  • Glitterscenen 2009

Prizes and Awards[edit]

In addition, Den amerikanska flickan was shortlisted for the The Nordic Council Literature Prize 2004 and the Runeberg Award 2004.

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