Amanda Svensson lives in Malmö. She has studied creative writing at Fridhems college and works as a cultural journalist. Hey Dolly was her much acclaimed debut in 2008.
In 2011 her second novel Välkommen till den här världen/Welcome to this World was nominated to the August Prize as well as to the Dagens nyheter's Prize 2012.
One critic wrote; “‘Fiercly skillful’ and ‘brilliantly clever’, yes, but I’m not sure what I can say about Amanda Svensson’s world without coming across like a salesperson making a pitch for the latest miracle medicine. Here’s the point - if all authors were endowed with her literary energy and whimsy, then every book would be worth reading./…/
The story itself has excellent structure, but the real reward is the language - one moment low, the next moment high, over-the-top and then precise, and at no point does the writing feel anything other than just right.”