ELISABETH ÅSBRINK IS an award-winning writer and journalist based in Stockholm and Copenhagen. She was awarded the August Prize in 2011 for And in Vienna the Trees Still Remain, and has been shortlisted for the Prize on three other occasions. And in Vienna the Trees Still Remain was also awarded the Danish-Swedish Cultural Foundation Culture Award in 2013, and Rychard Kapuscinski Award for best literary reportage in 2013. Her book 1947 received the English PEN Translation award in 2017 and it has been published in 20 countries. Åsbrink was chairman of Swedish PEN from 2017 to 2018.


2010 Jarl Alfredius minnesstipendium

2013 The August Prize for best Non fiction

2013 Dansk-svensk Kulturfonds kulturpris

2013 Ryszard Kapuściński Award for Literary Reportage

2016 Letterstedtska författarpriset

2017 Freedom Pen Prize (Torgny Segerstedt Foundation)

2022 Lotten von Kræmers pris (Samfundet De Nio)

2022 Lotten von Kræmers pris (Samfundet De Nio)