Sara Stridsberg, born in 1972, 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. 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.
Brilliant, multi-layered, thrilling ... a burning love letter with icy observation at its core - Svenska Dagbladet Stridsberg's evocation of Valerie Solanas conjures images that are poetic and enchanting - Dagens Nyheter Stridsberg excels in mixing documented facts with a liberated fiction in a feverish, vibrant prose - Nordic Council Award The thrilling spectacle, the muscles and bone, of a vibrant, living text ... This novel of rare strength unleashes an irresistible seduction - Le Monde Impressive and bewitching, The Faculty of Dreams is unquestionably one of the revelations of the publishing season - Le Magazine litte raire At once a hagiography, an exercise in admiration and a portrait of a marginal America, this passionate novel reveals the fate of the woman who wanted to shoot Andy Warhol - Lire Urgent and poetic. ... fascinating literature - Bayerischer Rundfunk Stridsberg's language is brilliant; feverish yet clear. The depiction of the milieus of American workers, academics and artists from the 1940s to the 1980s is superb, but at the centre is the tender yet razor-sharp insight into the mind of a limitlessly fascinating individual - Deutschland Radio Kultur