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Saskia Maria Desiree Vogel
September 17, 1981
Los Angeles, California, US
Saskia Maria Desiree Vogel (born September 17, 1981) is an American author and translator. Permission, her debut novel, was published in English, Spanish, Italian, and Swedish in 2019 and has been optioned for television. She has translated leading Swedish authors such as Karolina Ramqvist, Katrine Marcal, Johannes Anyuru and Rut Hillarp. Vogel has written on the themes of gender, power and sexuality, and her translations and writing have appeared in publications such as Granta, Guernica, The White Review, The Offing, Paris Review Daily, and The Quietus. She received an honorable mention from the Pushchart Prize in 2017 for her "Sluts", first published by The Offing. Her translation of Lina Wolff's The Polyglot Lovers (published by And Other Stories, 2019) won the English PEN Translates Award. In 2018, her translation of Karolina Ramqvist's The White City was shortlisted for the Petrona Award.
She has lived in Sweden, the UK and the US and currently resides in Berlin, Germany.
- They Will Drown in Their Mothers' Tears by Johannes Anyuru
- The Polyglot Lovers by Lina Wolff
- The White City by Karolina Ramqvist
- Acts of Infidelity by Lena Andersson
- Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner? by Katrine Marcal
- All Monsters Must Die: An Excursion to North Korea by Magnus Bärtås and Fredrik Ekman
- The Anatomy of Inequality by Per Molander
- Akbar, Arifa (March 17, 2019). "Permission by Saskia Vogel – quietly subversive debut". www.theguardian.com.
- Gilmartin, Sarah. "Permission review: Compelling take on sex and power in LA". The Irish Times.
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