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Kristina Sandberg, born 1971, is a psychologist and author. She grew up in Sundsvall in the north of Sweden and currently lives in Stockholm. She made her literary debut in 1997 and is regarded as one of the most important contemporary Swedish writers.

In 2008, Kristina Sandberg was awarded the Norrland Literature Society Prize, a prize annually given to an innovative and inspiring writer with a northern connection. The jury’s statement cited the linguistic concentration that characterizes her writing: “her text burns like a welding flame”.

In 2010, Norstedts published the first instalment in Sandberg’s trilogy about housewife Maj, Giving Birth. It was followed in succession by equally acclaimed Care for One’s Own in 2012, and finally Life at Any Cost in 2014 – for which she was awarded the finest national literary award: The August Prize for Best Fiction.

The Maj Trilogy has so far sold more than 450 000 copies in Sweden.


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