Sara Brita Stridsberg (born 29 August 1972 in Solna, Stockholm County) is a Swedish author and playwright. Her first novel, Happy Sally was about Sally Bauer, who in 1939 had become the first Scandinavian woman to swim the English Channel.
Sara Stridsberg, 2018
|Born||Sara Brita Stridsberg|
29 August 1972
Beckomberga. Ode till min familj.
|Notable awards||Nordic Council's Literature Prize, 2007|
European Union Prize for Literature, 2015
Her big international breakthrough came with the publication of The Faculty of Dreams/Valerie in 2006. The novel received the Nordic Council Award in 2007, and was nominated to the Man Booker award when published 2019 in the UK and US. Her novels are today translated into 25 languages.
In 2007, she was awarded the Nordic Council's Literature Prize for her novel Drömfakulteten (Valerie, or The Faculty of Dreams), which is her second novel and a fictitious story about Valerie Solanas, who wrote the SCUM manifesto, which Stridsberg has translated into Swedish.
Svenska Dagbladet called Stridsberg "one of our foremost nature poets" and considered her among the best in contemporary Swedish literature while noting that Stridsberg's novels are always discomforting to read.
In 2016, Stridsberg was elected to the 13th chair on the Swedish Academy previously occupied by Gunnel Vallquist. She was inducted into the Academy on 20 December 2016. On 27 April 2018 she left the Academy, in solidarity with Sara Danius.
- Juristutbildningen ur ett genusperspektiv (non-fiction, 1999)
- Det är bara vi som är ute och åker (non-fiction, 2002)
- Happy Sally (novel, 2004)
- Drömfakulteten (novel, 2006; trans. Valerie, or The Faculty of Dreams: A Novel, 2019)
- Darling River (novel, 2010)
- Mamman och havet (children's book, 2012)
- Beckomberga: Ode till min familj (novel, 2014)
- Kärlekens Antarktis (novel, 2018)
- Dyksommar (children's book, 2019)
- 2006 – Valerie Jean Solanas ska bli president i Amerika
- 2009 – Medealand
- 2012 – Dissekering av ett snöfall
- 2015 – Beckomberga
- 2015 – Konsten att falla
- 2016 – American Hotel
- 2004 The Sveriges Essäfond Prize
- 2006 Aftonbladet's Literature Prize
- 2007 The Nordic Council's Literature Prize
- 2013 Dobloug Prize
- 2010 Visiting professor Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
- 2015 European Union Prize for Literature (Sweden) for Beckomberga – ode till min familj (The Gravity of Love)
- "Sara Stridsberg ger sig hän åt vansinnesrytmen" [Sara Stridsberg surrenders to the rhythm of insanity]. Göteborgs-Posten (in Swedish). 30 August 2014.
- "En mästare på stämningar" [A master of moods]. Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). September 5, 2014.
- "Ny ledamot i Svenska Akademien" [New member of the Swedish Academy] (in Swedish). 13 May 2016.
- "Chair no. 13 - Sara Stridsberg". The Swedish Academy. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
- "Sara Stridsberg lämnar Svenska Akadamien". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 30 April 2018.
- "Sara Stridsberg får Nordiska rådets litteraturpris". Svenska Dagbladet. 2007-03-05. Retrieved 14 October 2016.
- "European Union Prize for Literature 2015 winners announced at London Book Fair". European Commission. April 2015. Retrieved April 20, 2015.
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