David Väyrynen was born in 1982 and comes from Hakkas outside of Gällivare in the north of Sweden. His debut poetry collection Marken (“The Ground”) was published in 2017 by the small independent publisher Teg Publishing. Marken has also been released as an EP with interpretations by the artists Sara Parkman, Torbjörn Ömalm and Pernilla Fagerlönn. Väyrynen has been published in a number of Swedish magazines such as Provins and Glänta, has toured all over Sweden, and is the spokesperson for Norrländska litteratursällskapet/ Författarcentrum Norr, an association for writers and other people interested in literature from the north of Sweden. He is also a laborer and a politician.
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