Mara Lee was born in 1972 and now lives in Stockholm. She is pursuing research at the University of Gothenburg Faculty of Art and has taught on the creative writing course at Biskop Arnö, at Stockholm University College of Art, Craft and Design and at the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. She has published two collections of poetry, Kom (Come) and Hennes vård (Care of Her) and the novels Ladies (2007), Salome (2011) and Future Perfect (2015). For Salome she won the Svenska Dagbladet prize and the Per Olov Enquist prize. Mara Lee has also translated the work of Canadian poet Anne Carson.