Linn Hansén


For me, it’s not so much about inventing, or imagining. Rather I am interested in looking at the kind of language by which we tell stories about others and ourselves.

Linn Hansén

Linn Hansén is a poet living in Gothenburg. Her latest book Gå till historien/Turn to history was published in 2013, and her first collection, Ta i trä/Touch wood, in 2008. It was nominated for the Katapultpriset, the Swedish Writers Union award for the best Swedish debut of the year.

She also writes together with other poets, in the collectives Sharks and G=T=B=R=G. Hansén has read her poems in numerous countries, including Ukraine, Iran, Romania, South Africa, Macedonia and Slovenia.

In addition to her own writing, Hansén cooperates with the Poetry Festival of Gothenburg, the Queer Literature Festival, and she works as an editor for the cultural magazine Glänta.  In 2009 she was involved in various art projects, such as the dance show I can’t believe it’s not sugar – how to create a modern dance group, which was set up for the Gothenburg Dance and Theatre festival.

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