NINNI HOLMQVIST WAS born in 1958 and lives in the south of Sweden. She made her debut in 1995 with the short story collection Suit.

HER 2006 NOVEL The Unit introduced her to an international audience and was translated into a number of languages. It was compared to Margaret Atwood’s A Handmaid’s Tale as well as Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan and Rousseau’s The Social Contract.

WHEN NOT WRITING books, Ninni Holmqvist teaches creative writing and works as a literary translator.