ANNE SWÄRD WAS born in 1969 in Stockholm. She made her debut in 2003 with Arctic Summer for which she made it onto the August Prize shortlist. With the sequel Quicksand, she received the Mare Kandre Prize. Her third novel Breathless, was awarded the Hjalmar Söderberg Helga Prize and Bokcirklar’s Readers Award.

SWÄRD STUDIED ANTHROPOLOGY at Stockholm University, Art at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, and Creative Writing at Biskops Arnö.

HER CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED novel Vera cemented Swärd’s standing as one of Sweden’s leading literary voices. Her books have been translated into over eighteen languages. In 2019, she was elected into the Swedish Academy.

SWÄRD’S 2020 NOVEL Jackie is a haunting read about love, obsession and survival.