Sara Stridsberg, born in 1972, is a writer and playwright. Her first novelHappy Sally was published in 2004, and her break-through came two years later with the publication of The Faculty of Dreams, her second novel. Her latest novel, Darling River, was published in 2010. In addition to several, important prizes (see below) she has been shortlisted to the prestigious August Prize three times, most recently. in 2012 for her collection of plays, Medealand and other plays. Sara Stridsberg lives in Stockholm.
As a critic, it is hard for me to find the words to describe Stridsberg's prose . . . It is pure bliss - PolitikenA beautiful novel. It is beautiful because its metallic colours gleam like tinsel in the language, like silver foil wrapped around a piece of hashish - Dagens NyheterWith The Gravity of Love Stridsberg consolidates her place among the best contemporary writers in Sweden - Svenska DagbladetAnyone who is not captivated by this novel must lack a deeper appreciation of linguistic excellence and very likely has a heart of stone - Arbetarbladetwithout a doubt one of the most convincing and captivating novels of the year. It will continue to live inside of me for a long time - Helsingborgs Dagblad