Sara Stridsberg, born in 1972, is a writer and playwright. Her first novel Happy Sally was published in 2004, and her break-through came two years later with the publication of The Faculty of Dreams, her second novel, the English translation of which was longlisted for the Booker International Prize in 2019. Her latest novel, Darling River, was published in 2010. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious August Prize three times, most recently in 2012 for her collection of plays, Medealand and other plays. She lives in Stockholm.