Sara Stridsberg

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Sara Stridsberg
Sara Stridsberg Oslo bokfestival 2011.jpg
Sara Stridsberg in 2011
Born Sara Brita Stridsberg
(1972-08-29) 29 August 1972 (age 43)
Solna, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Period 1999–
Notable works Drömfakulteten
Darling River
Beckomberga. Ode till min familj.

Sara Brita Stridsberg (born 29 August 1972 in Solna, Stockholm County) is a Swedish author and translator. Her first fiction novel, Happy Sally was about Sally Bauer, who in 1939 had become the first Scandinavian woman to swim the English Channel.

In 2007, she was awarded the Nordic Council's Literature Prize for her novel Drömfakulteten (The Dream Faculty),[1] which is her second novel and a fictitious story about Valerie Solanas, who wrote the SCUM manifesto, which Stridsberg has translated into Swedish.

Svenska Dagbladet called Stridsberg "one of our foremost nature poets" and considered her among the best in contermporary Swedish literature while noting that Stridsberg's novels are alway discomforting to read.[2]

In 2016, Stridsberg was elected to the 13th chair on the Swedish Academy previously occupied by Gunnel Vallquist.[3]


  • Juristutbildningen ur ett genusperspektiv (non-fiction, 1999)
  • Det är bara vi som är ute och åker (non-fiction, 2002)
  • Happy Sally (novel, 2004)
  • Drömfakulteten (novel, 2006)
  • Darling River (novel, 2010)
  • Beckomberga: Ode till min familj (novel, 2014)
  • American hotel (Short story, 2016)


  • 2006 – Valerie Jean Solanas ska bli president i Amerika
  • 2009 – Medealand
  • 2012 – Dissekering av ett snöfall
  • 2015 – Beckomberga
  • 2015 – Konsten att falla
  • 2016 – American Hotel



Cultural offices
Preceded by
Gunnel Vallquist
Swedish Academy,
Seat No.13

Succeeded by