SARA STRIDSBERG is an acclaimed author and playwright. With her novel The Gravity of Love – Ode to My Family, she was shortlisted to the prestigious August Prize for the fifth time. Sara Stridsberg got her international breakthrough with Drömfakulteten (The Faculty of Dreams) for which she was awarded the Nordic Council Literature Prize and nominated for the Man Booker Prize 2018. She is also the author of the novel, Valerie, about Valerie Solanas, which was named a Best book of 2019 by The New Yorker, longlisted for the 2019 Man Booker International Prize, Winner of the Nordic Council Literature Prize, and voted the best Swedish novel of the decade by one hundred Swedish critics, authors, journalists and publishers, in the newspaper Dagens Nyheter. She lives in Stockholm, Sweden.