Karin Tidbeck

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Karin Tidbeck
Karin Tidbeck (2012)
Karin Tidbeck (2012)
Born (1977-04-06) April 6, 1977 (age 40)
Occupation Writer
Language Swedish, English
Genre Fantasy, Weird fiction

Karin Margareta Steen Tidbeck (born 6 April 1977) is a Swedish author of fantasy and weird fiction. She lives in Malmö and, in addition to her writing, works for a writers' organization and as a creative writing instructor.[1]

Tidbeck debuted with the short story collection Vem är Arvid Pekon? in 2010,[2] followed by the novel Amatka in 2012. Her first work in English, the short story collection Jagannath, was published in 2012 by Cheeky Frawg to favorable reviews,[1][3] with Gary K. Wolfe describing Tidbeck as "one of the most distinctive new voices in short fiction since Margo Lanagan".[4] The collection made the shortlist for the 2012 James Tiptree, Jr. Award and was nominated for the World Fantasy Award. The short story "Augusta Prima", originally written in Swedish, was translated into English by Tidbeck who won a Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Award (2013) in the Short Form category.[5] The English translation of Amatka was published in 2017.


Karin Tidbeck at Archipelacon 2015 in Mariehamn.


  1. ^ a b Barron, Natania (9 November 2012). "Karin Tidbeck’s Jagannath: Weird in All the Right Ways". WIRED. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  2. ^ VanderMeer, Jeff (13 April 2011). "An Overview of International Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2010". Locus. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Cheuse, Alan (31 October 2012). "'Jagannath' Stories Are Weird In A Good Way". NPR. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Wolfe, Gary K. (14 November 2012). "Gary K. Wolfe reviews Karin Tidbeck". Locus. Retrieved 1 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "SF&F Translation Award Winners". Locus. 26 August 2013. Retrieved December 3, 2013. 

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