Johannes Anyuru in 2010.
|Born||23 March 1979|
|Notable work||Städerna inuti Hall|
Johannes Anyuru (born 23 March 1979) is a Swedish poet and author.
He debuted in 2003 with Det är bara gudarna som är nya (Only The Gods Are New), a poetry collection. In this collection of poems used Homer's epic Iliad as a background and inspiration for the portrayal of immigrant neighborhoods. A place that is often mentioned in his poetry is the area around Mörners road in Växjö, where Anyuru lived as a child. Reviews of this book linked his style to both older contemporary Swedish poets as Göran Sonnevi or Tomas Tranströmer, and hip hop band The Latin Kings. Anyurus second poetry collection, Omega, is a much more downbeat since it deals with the loss of a close friend to cancer. Anyurus third collection, Städerna inuti Hall (The Cities Inside Hall) was published in 2009 and describes sad socio-political landscape.
In December 2009 he debuted with his first play Förvaret (Defence), at Gothenburg City Theatre, co-written with Aleksander Motturi.
- Det är bara gudarna som är nya (poetry collection, 2003)
- Omega (poetry collection, 2005)
- Städerna inuti Hall (poetry collection, 2009)
- Skulle jag dö under andra himlar (novel, 2010)
- En storm kom från paradiset (novel, 2012)
- A Storm Blew in From Paradise (novel, 2015; translated into English by Rachel Willson-Broyles, 2019)
- De kommer att drunkna i sina mödrars tårar (novel, 2017)
- Nöjesguiden Magazine award for best read 2003
- Guldprinsen prize 2003
- Kallebergers scholarship 2005
- Spingo-scholarship 2005
- Augustpriset nominee 2012, winner 2017
- SVT 1: Babel 9 September 2010
- Fanny Söderbäck (7 July 2003). "Gamla gudar och nya" (in Swedish). DN.se. Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
- Fries, Jonna (22 September 2009). "Litteratur: Johannes Anyuru, Städerna inuti Hall". tidningenkulturen.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 1 June 2015.
- "Recension: Anyuru, Johannes - Omega (Övrigt) | Litteratur | SvD" (in Swedish). Svd.se. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
- Johannes Anyuru (16 January 2010). "Utdrag ur "Städerna inuti Hall" s. 27-30" (in Swedish). DN.se. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
- "Skulle jag dö under andra himlar - Johannes Anyuru - Bokus bokhandel" (in Swedish). Bokus.com. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
- Andreas Ekström (10 November 2004). "Poeten som rappar orimmat" (in Swedish). DN.se. Archived from the original on 29 July 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
- Ingegärd Waaranperä email@example.com (13 December 2009). ""Förvaret" på Nya Studion Göteborgs Stadsteater" (in Swedish). DN.se. Archived from the original on 17 December 2009. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
- "Johannes Anyuru - Sommar i P1 | Sveriges Radio". Sverigesradio.se. 28 July 2010. Retrieved 28 August 2010.