Johannes Anyuru


Johannes Anyuru, born in 1979, is a poet, novelist and playwright. He made his debut in 2003 with the critically acclaimed collection of poems Det är bara gudarna som är nya/Only The Gods Are New.

His novel En storm kom från paradiset/ A Storm Blew in From Paradise (2012) was based upon the life of Anyuru’s father. It received rave reviews, the #1 spot on the critics’ lists, it was awarded and nominated for several prestigious literary prizes and translated into nine languages.

His latest highly anticipated novel De kommer att drunkna i sina mödrars tårar/The Rabbit Yard (2017) enjoyed immense success in Sweden and went straight to the top of the critics’ lists.

Photo: Mercies May