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Johannes Anyuru

Portrait of writer Johannes Anyuru

Johannes Anyuru

Johannes Anyuru (b. 1979) is a poet, novelist, and playwright. He made his debut in 2003 with the critically acclaimed collection of poems Only the Gods Are New. A Storm Blew in from Paradise (2012) was based on his own father’s life and marked an important breakthrough in Anyuru’s authorship. It reached the #1 spot on critics’ lists, and was awarded and shortlisted for several prestigious literary prizes. The Rabbit Yard (2017) was a critical and commercial success and was awarded the August Prize for poetry. Translation rights have been sold to twelve territories and film rights have been acquired by Momento Film.

Articles by Johannes Anyuru

By Johannes Anyuru
Writing is a post-traumatic symptom.
Translated from Swedish by Kira Josefsson