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Latest book: Babetta

Nina Wähä (b. 1979) saw her major breakthrough in 2019 with third novel, Testament. It has sold more than 120.000 copies to date and was shortlisted for a string of literary awards, such as the August Prize, Norrland's Literature Prize, Tidningen Vi:s Literature Prize, and was awarded Swedish Radio's Literature Prize.

In addition to being an author, Wähä also teaches Creative Writing and is employed as a freelance editor. She has previously worked as an actress and been a lead singer of indie band Lacrosse.

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I love what Nina Wähä achieves with Babetta. It is both magnificent and epic, at the same time as it is breathlessly claustrophobic. I love that Nina Wähä brings the creative movie aesthetics to literature. I love how Nina Wähä commands her fictional characters like puppets into the smallest frame. I love both endings of the novel. My superlatives are not enough to express how masterful Babetta is as a novel and as a framework. Nina Wähä is simply a genius!
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Nina Wähä Returns with a New Novel

Following her literary triumph with 2019 novel Testament, a wondrous family tale with multiple narrators which has sold more than 120.000 copies to date, Nina Wähä finally returns with the highly anticipated novel Babetta. In this suggestive psychological drama the scope is signific...

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Nina Wähä is Longlisted for the Prix Femina Étranger

Yesterday, the Prix Femina revealed their longlists and we were extremely delighted to learn that Nina Wähä's Testament (published in French as Au Nom de Miens) was named as one of the nominees for the Prix Femina Étranger. A shortlist will be presented in a few weeks' time and the winner wi...

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Nina Wähä's "Testament" reaches 100.000 copies sold!

We are delighted to announce that Nina Wähä's 2019 literary success Testament has now sold more than 100.000 copies (all formats) here in Sweden. The novel has been shortlisted for four major literary awards and was declared the winner of Swedish Radio's Literature Prize earlier thi...

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Nina Wähä Scoops Swedish Radio's Literature Prize

What an amazing week for awards! It is with great pleasure that we announce that Nina Wähä's Testament has been declared the winner of Swedish Radio's Literature Prize. The prize has been awarded annually since 1994 and true to tradition, the winning novel is chosen by a jury c...

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Amanda Svensson and Nina Wähä Both Shortlisted for Tidningen Vi's Literature Prize

After having racked up several prize nominations and wins over the past year, Amanda Svensson and Nina Wähä have now been announced as two of the three contestants for Tidningen Vi's Literature Prize - a prize dating back to 1947 and given annually to an emerging authorship.  The jury nomina...

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