Åsa Linderborg is a journalist, author and historian. She acquired a doctoral degree in 2001 with a dissertation on the historiography of the Social Democratic Party. She achieved her breakthrough with the autobiographical novel Nobody Owns Me, a story of growing up with an alcoholic steel-worker father who lost his job in the context of globalization. Ahuge popular success, the novel was shortlisted for the 2007 August Prize. Åsa Linderborg was editor-in-chief of the culture section at Aftonbladet from 2009 to 2019.