Mirja Unge was born in Stockholm in 1973. She received the Katapult Award for her critically acclaimed first novel, Det var ur munnarna orden kom, 1998, and in 2000 she published Järnnätter. In 2005 her novel Motsols/Tide was shortlisted for the Swedish Radio Award.
1999 Katapult Award
2005 VI's Literary Award
2007 Aftonbladet Literature Prize