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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