Niklas Rådström (b. 1953) has published more than 30 books and seen his works translated into several languages and is regarded as one of the most prominent and prolific Swedish writers of his generation. Rådström has often been described as a man with many literary duties. His production consists of poetry, novels, screenplays, literary criticism, essays and children’s books and his plays have been staged in England, USA, Germany, France, Switzerland, Holland, Latin America and all of the Scandinavian countries. His most recent filmscript was Everlasting Moments (directed by Jan Troell), which was awarded with several prestigious awards and also nominated for a Golden Globe. He is a life time member of the prestigious literary group Samfundet De Nio (The Academy of the Nine) and was the winner of The August Prize in 1992 for the book Medan tiden tänker på annat (While Time is Otherwise Occupied).

His most recent novel, Boken (The Book) was published in 2013.