Elin Persson (born 1992) is a social anthropologist and has studied writing at Jakobsberg’s folk high school. When she doesn’t write she works with welfare work. She debuted with a novel for young adults in 2020, The Afghan Sons and it is a searing text that won’t let go of the reader. It’s also a tribute to everyone who works at residential care homes for children and young persons. The Afghan Sons won the 2021 Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize and was nominated for the Adlibris Prize 2020. In 2021 her second book for young adults, Take Me Away From Here, was published.
2023 Elin Persson will debut with her first novel for adults, The Summer.