Martina Montelius

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Martina Montelius
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Martina Montelius (2013)
Born (1975-07-19) 19 July 1975 (age 44)
Stockholm, Sweden
OccupationAuthor

Martina Montelius (born 19 July 1975) is a Swedish author, director and playwright. She has written several plays, had three novels published, and also worked as an artistic director.

Career[edit]

Montelius grew up in Täby, Sweden and went to school at the Eriksdalsschool.[1] During her teenage years, she worked at a library at Medborgarplatsen and later worked for the Dramaten and Teater Plaza.[2][3] At Plaza she started a long co-operation with actor and director Thorsten Flinck.[4] She was a director and actress for his shows before starting to write her own work.[4]

In 2000, she made her debut as a playwright with the play Usch, nu blev jag lite mulen, and has since written fifteen more plays.[5] In 2011 she was appointed artistic director for the Teater Brunnsgatan Fyra Theater, a job she took over from her mother.[1] In November 2013 she had her first book published, Främlingsleguanen, which was published by Bokförlaget Atlas.[6]

In popular culture[edit]

In 2013, Montelius was a contestant on På spåret at SVT along with Dominika Peczynski.[3] She hosted her own episode of the popular Swedish talk radio show Sommar i P1 in summer 2014. Her episode was broadcast live while most Sommar i P1 episodes are pre-recorded and then aired.[7] Her episode was reviewed by Svenska Dagbladet, who described it as "controlled madness and seductive".[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

Montelius is the daughter of the poet and dramatist Kristina Lugn.[10] She has three children with her husband. Montelius has said that she grew up in an artistic family and that she herself now is looking for the regular family life.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ger fingret åt det fina". Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  2. ^ "Odramatiskt i Vällingby - Bostad - SvD". Archived from the original on 18 October 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2014. Does not display on Chrome browser.
  3. ^ a b "Dominika Peczyski & Martina Montelius". Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Favoritpar och nypåstigna tävlade i På spåret". svt.se. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Martina Montelius". sverigesradio.se. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  6. ^ "En hemsk och ljuvlig debutroman". svd.se. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  7. ^ "Ett yvigt kontrollerat vansinne". svd.se. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  8. ^ "Ett yvigt kontrollerat vansinne". Archived from the original on 11 October 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Berättarglädje som slår fartrekord - Nyheter - Aftonbladet". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  10. ^ "Ingen är som mamma". sydsvenskan.se. Retrieved 2 September 2014.
  11. ^ "Martina Montelius: "Det krävs så lite för att sticka ut"". dn.se. Retrieved 6 September 2014.

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