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Sara Stridsberg

Born in 1972, Sara Stridsberg is a writer and playwright. Her first novel Happy Sally was published in 2004, and her break-through came two years later with the publication of The Faculty of Dreams, her second novel. With her novel, Beckomberga – Ode till min familj, published in 2014, she was short-listed to the prestigious August Prize for the fourth time. In 2016, she became the youngest member of the Swedish Academy and only the 10th woman ever to be elected.  In 2018, she resigned from the Academy. Sara Stridsberg lives in Stockholm.


2019 Long listed for the Man Booker International Prize
2018 Moa Martinsson Prize
2017 Prix Femina
2016 Selma Lagerlöf Literary Prize
2015 The Aniara Prize
2015 De Nios Vinter Prize
2015 The European Prize of Literature
2015 The Berns Prize
2013 The Dobloug Prize
2011 De Nios Vinter Prize
2010 Tidningen Vi:s Literature Prize
2007 The Nordic Council Literature Prize
2006 Aftonbladets Literature Prize

Published books


14 aug 2019

Happy US publication day to Sara Stridsberg’s Valerie (The Faculty of Dreams)!

With a rave review by The New Yorker” “An extraordinary love letter to a radical feminist . . . Valerie is one of the most genuinely insubordinate books I have read, and one of the most beautiful.”

13 mar 2019

EXTRA: Sara Stridsberg is nominated for the 2019 Man Booker international prize!

We are extremely proud to announce that Sara Stridsberg’s The Faculty of Dreams is one of 13 titles on the long list for the 2019 Man Booker international prize. The book will be published in the UK by MacLehose press on the 18th of April. The prize winner will be...

24 sep 2018

Stridsberg & Bannerhed on the Dagens Nyheter Critics’ list

For the second consecutive week, both Sara Stridsberg's Antarctica of Love (Albert Bonniers förlag) and Tomas Bannerhed's The Yearning (Weyler förlag) are on the prestigious Dagens Nyheter Critics' list. Both books has also received fantastic reviews. Click here to read reviews of The Yearning Click here to read reviews of...

Sara Stridsberg
12 maj 2016

Sara Stridsberg receives the Selma Lagerlöf Prize

Sara Stridsberg is the recipient of the 2016 Selma Lagerlöf Literary Award. The jury cites Stridsberg’s “intense and beautifully crafted storytelling, which celebrates the frailty of life and discerningly vindicates the subjugated and silenced”. (mer…)

21 maj 2015

Sara Stridsberg awarded “De Nios Pris”

Congratulations, Sara Stridsberg! Sara Stridsberg has been awarded the prestigious Swedish literary prize "De Nios Pris".   The motivation reads as follows: "...for a work characterized by dreamy lucidity, intense presence and empathy with the less fortunate."   The prize money amounts to 300 000 SEK.