Johannes Anyuru

Johannes Anyuru (Sweden, 1979), the son of a Ugandan father and a Swedish mother, is a novelist and poet. A Storm Blew in from Paradise enjoyed immense success in Sweden and was awarded two major Swedish literature prizes: the Svenska Dagbladet Literature Prize and the Aftonbladet Literature Prize. It was also shortlisted for the HKW International Literature Prize in Germany. Anyuru has won several more prestigious prizes for his other bestselling novels, including the August Prize and the Per Olov Enquist Literary Prize. His work has been translated into thirteen languages.

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