Ida Linde


I concentrate on what interests me the most. Language, and some feelings and thoughts that only language may harbor.

Ida Linde

Ida Linde was born in 1980, grew up in Umeå but now lives in Stockholm where she is a teacher of Creative Writing at Biskop-Arnös Writers School. She debuted in 2006 with the poetry collection/poetic prose novel Maskinflickans testamente/The Machine girl's will that revolves around football and personal loss. Linde has written a variety of critically acclaimed novels, among them En kärleksförklaring/A declaration of love and Norrut åker man för att dö/You go north in order to die. Her second collection of poems Räkneboken/Counting book, is as much a collection of aphorisms that it is a veritable textbook. She also writes and directs for theater.

Whatever the genre, Linde has been known for a linguistic density and an alarmingly poetic suggestion.

Her first collection of poems was translated into Icelandic in 2014.

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