23. ilb
06. – 16.09.2023

Herkunft: Sweden

Moni Nilsson

Moni Nilsson, author of children’s books and screenwriter, was born in Bandhagen in 1955 and spent her childhood in the Stockholm district of Kungsholmen. She grew up in an unconventional family where tolerance and trust were cherished. Her mother was a Jewish refugee who fled to Sweden as a child

Moa Romanova

Moa Romanova, born in 1992 and raised in Ångermanland, is a Swedish musician, artist, and comic author. She studied classical painting at the University of Fine Arts in Gothenburg and completed a training program at the Comic Art School in Malmö. For years, Romanova maintained a blog in which she

Mats Wahl

Mats Wahl, the great »realist of the young adult novel« (»Die Zeit«), was born in 1945 on the Swedish island of Gotland. After completing his studies in educational psychology, literature and social anthropology he worked as a teacher of underprivileged children for twenty years, as well as in adult education.

Mårten Sandén

Mårten Sandén was born in Stockholm in 1962 and spent most of his childhood and youth in Lund in southern Sweden. After studying psychology, he began writing in his early twenties. Initially he was a professional songwriter for music publishers in Europe and the USA. In the mid-nineties he turned

Marie Lundquist

Marie Lundquist was born in Jönköping, Sweden in 1950. She studied to be a librarian at Borås Academy and graduated in 1976 with a thesis on contemporary Swedish poetry. She then worked as a librarian for fifteen years. During this time, thanks to a photography course in Denmark, she came

Lennart Eng

Lennart Eng was born in Stockholm in 1950 and, following an inclination that emerged while he was still at school, studied graphic design and illustration there. In 2000, alongside his work as an illustrator for children’s literature projects by other authors, as well as for book jackets, educational materials, and

Laura Wihlborg

22 years old, studies literature in Stockholm, won the Swedish National Poetry Slam in 2008. Performed her poetry at several festivals and poetry readings all around Sweden as well holding workshops in creative writing. This year she participated in the World Cup of Poetry in Paris. Besides poetry, Laura will

Lars Gustafsson

Lars Gustafsson was born in Västerås, central Sweden, in 1936. He completed his philosophy studies at the University of Uppsala and Magdalen College, Oxford, with a dissertation in 1978 on »three extremists in the philosophy of language« (incl. Friedrich Nietzsche). From 1960 Gustafsson worked as editor, and from 1965 to

Katarina Frostenson

Katarina Frostenson was born in Brännkyrka, Sweden in 1953. She studied Film, Literature and Theatre in nearby Stockholm and is currently one of the most important European poets. Her debut was in 1978, two years later she achieved fame with her next collection, »Rena land« (1980; t: Pure land). From

Karin Tidbeck

was born in 1977. Her phantasmagorical, surreal, and highly imaginative fiction, oftentimes written in bilingual versions, simultaneously creates inherent logics and allegories on societal circumstances. In her novel »Amatka« (2017), which originally derived from poetic dream transcripts, a dystopian colonial regime is founded on the existential interrelation between language and

Jonas Hassen Khemiri

Jonas Hassen Khemiri was born in Stockholm in 1978. The son of a Tunisian father and Swedish mother grew up speaking three languages; Swedish, Arabic and French. He studied International Economics and Literature in Stockholm.He travelled to Paris on a study visit and New York for an internship at the

Johan Palmberg

Johan Palmberg was born in 1990. He is a great-grandson of Astrid Lindgren (1907–2002) and manages the rights to her works, primarily with regard to adaptations, dramatizations, and translations. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the university in Uppsala, where he focused on theories for the fair