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 45)
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 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 contemporary 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] She was inducted into the Academy on 20 December 2016.[4]


  • 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



  1. ^ "Sara Stridsberg ger sig hän åt vansinnesrytmen" [Sara Stridsberg surrenders to the rhythm of insanity]. Göteborgs-Posten (in Swedish). 30 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "En mästare på stämningar" [A master of moods]. Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). September 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ny ledamot i Svenska Akademien" [New member of the Swedish Academy] (in Swedish). 13 May 2016. 
  4. ^ "Chair no. 13 - Sara Stridsberg". The Swedish Academy. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Sara Stridsberg får Nordiska rådets litteraturpris". Svenska Dagbladet. 2007-03-05. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "European Union Prize for Literature 2015 winners announced at London Book Fair". European Commission. April 2015. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Gunnel Vallquist
Swedish Academy,
Seat No.13

Succeeded by