Karolina Ramqvist

Karoline Ramqvist is a prominent Swedish journalist and best-selling author. She is one of the most influential writers and feminists of her generation in Sweden. She had her breakthrough in 2009 with the critically acclaimed book The Girlfriend and in 2015 she was awarded the prestigious P.O. Enquist Literary Prize for her latest novel The White City

Ramqvist has written four novels to date and had her breakthrough in 2009 with the critically acclaimed book The Girlfriend (Flickvännen), which she is currently adapting for the stage. Her 2012 generational coming-of-age-novel The Beginning (Alltings början) rocketed into instant cult status and placed Ramqvist in the national spotlight as a powerful literary voice with the ability to provoke quiet yet fierce questions rather than provide loud and easy answers. In her skillful hands, contemporary issues of sexuality, commercialization, isolation and belonging become highly charged and, at the same time, completely unaffected. Her style is at once stripped down and lyrical, suspenseful yet meditative.

In 2014, Ramqvist made her screenwriting debut with the award-winning short film Cupcake. Her greatly anticipated latest novel, The White City (Den vita staden) was published in March, 2015 and was awarded the prestigious P.O. Enquist Literary Prize in September of the same year.

She lives in Stockholm with her husband and three children.