Johannes Anyuru

Johannes Anyuru (b. 1979) is a poet, novelist and playwright. He made his debut in 2003 with the critically acclaimed collection of poems Det är bara gudarna som är nya/Only The Gods Are New.

His novel En storm kom från paradiset/ A Storm Blew in From Paradise (2012) was based upon the life of Anyuru’s father. It received rave reviews, the #1 spot on the critics' lists, it was awarded and nominated for several prestigious literary prizes and translated into nine languages.

His latest highly anticipated novel De kommer att drunkna i sina mödrars tårar/The Rabbit Yard (2017) enjoyed immense success in Sweden and went straight to the top of the critics’ lists.

Bibliography
Det är bara gudarna som är nya/Only The Gods Are New (poetry, 2003)
Omega (poetry, 2005)
Städerna inuti Hall/The Cities Inside Hall (poetry, 2009)
Skulle jag dö under andra himlar/If I Were to Die Under Other Skies
(fiction, 2010)
En civilisation utan båtar/A Civilisation Without Ships (essay & poetry, 2011)
En storm kom från paradiset/A Storm Blew in from Paradise (fiction, 2012)
De kommer att drunkna i sina mödrars tårar/The Rabbit Yard (fiction, 2017)
Där tiden står still/Where Time Stands Still (poetry, upcoming 2017)

Awards & Nominations
Shortlisted for the August Prize 2009 (Städerna inuti Hall)
Stig Sjödin Award 2011
Shortlisted for the August Prize 2012 (En storm kom från paradiset)
Svenska Dagbladet Literature Prize 2012
Aftonbladet Literature Prize 2012
Nominated for the Nordic Council’s Literary Award 2012 (En storm kom från paradiset)
Nominated for Swedish Radio’s Novel Prize 2013 (En storm kom från paradiset)
Ivar Lo-Johansson Personal Award 2013
Sten A Olsson's Scholarship 2013
De Nios Winter Prize 2014
Nominated for der Internationaler Literaturpreis (Germany) 2016
The Per Olov Enquist Literary Prize 2017 (De kommer att drunkna i sina mödrars tårar)
Shortlisted for the August Prize 2017 (De kommer att drunkna i sina mödrars tårar)

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