Sara Stridsberg

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Sara Stridsberg
Sara Stridsberg at Oslo book festival, 2011
Sara Stridsberg at Oslo book festival, 2011
BornSara Brita Stridsberg
(1972-08-29) 29 August 1972 (age 46)
Solna, Sweden
NationalitySwedish
Period1999–
Notable worksDrömfakulteten
Darling River
Beckomberga. Ode till min familj.
Notable awardsNordic Council's Literature Prize, 2007
European Union Prize for Literature, 2015

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] On 27 April 2018 she left the Academy, in solidarity with Sara Danius.[5]

Sara Stridsberg is interviewing at Bokmässan in Göteborg, 2014

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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)

Plays[edit]

  • 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

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  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 lämnar Svenska Akadamien". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Sara Stridsberg får Nordiska rådets litteraturpris". Svenska Dagbladet. 2007-03-05. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  7. ^ "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

2016–2018
Succeeded by
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