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Monika Fagerholm

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Monika Fagerholm
Monika Fagerholm at Gothenburg Book Fair in 2019
Monika Fagerholm at Gothenburg Book Fair in 2019
Born (1961-02-26) 26 February 1961 (age 63)
OccupationLiterary Novelist
Genrehigh literary, prose
Subjectpop, cult, teenage,
Notable worksDen amerikanska flickan, Underbara kvinnor vid vatten

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 amanuensis Kristina Herrgård. Fagerholm has studied psychology and literature at the University of Helsinki. In 1987, she received her bachelor's degree in psychology and literature. 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 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 (The American Girl).


  • Sham (short stories) 1987
  • Patricia (short stories) 1990
  • Underbara kvinnor vid vatten 1994
  • Diva 1998
  • Den amerikanska flickan 2005
  • Glitterscenen 2009
  • Lola uppochner 2012
  • Vem dödade bambi? 2019

Prizes and awards[edit]

In addition, Den amerikanska flickan was shortlisted for the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2004 and the Runeberg Award 2004.[1]


  1. ^ "Monika Fagerholm | Nordic cooperation". www.norden.org. Retrieved 2021-10-31.

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