Åsa Ericsdotter was born 1981 in Uppsala. She made her literary debut as a 17 year old, with the strong prose lyric novel Oskyld, a story about love, passion and pain that immediately gave her a role as one of Sweden’s most interesting young authors. At the August Prize gala in the fall of 1998 she received a mention of honor. Åsa currently lives in Maine, on the American east coast, together with her family.

The Epidemic is her well-received first novel for a broader audience and it got great reviews in both Sweden and France upon its publication.