Author Anne Swärd
Swärd is a Swedish novelist. Her works include Polarsommar ( Polar Summer ), Kvicksand ( Quicksand ), and Till sista andetaget ( Breathless ), among others. Polarsommar (2003) was nominated for an August Prize, Kvicksand (2006) was nominated for Vi Magazine 's Literature Prize and was awarded the first scholarship from the Mare Kandre Memorial Fund, and Till sista andetaget (2010) won the Book Circles Award for the novel of the year as well as the Southern Sweden booksellers’ award 2011. Swärd’s novels have been translated into fifteen different languages.
Swärd is a regular contributor to several Swedish newspapers. She lives in South Eastern Skåne, has spent a large amount of her time abroad: in places such as New York, Rome, Athens, Berlin, Argentina and Armenia.
Anne Swärd will be part of a Literature panel at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Gallery on March 2, at 1:30 pm.