Athena Farrokhzad

Sweden, 1983


Athena Farrokhzad

Athena Farrokhzad (1983, Sweden) lives in Stockholm. Her debut collection of poetry titled Vitsvit (White Blight) was published in 2013 and circles around the topics of language, desire and heritage within a context of revolution, war, migration and racism. It has been translated into many languages and staged several times as a play. Her second book, Trado, published in 2016, is a collaboration with the Romanian poet Svetalana Cârstean. Farrokhzad is also a literary critic, playright and teacher of creative writing. She has translated writers such at Marguerite Duras, Nicole Brossard, Jacqueline Woodson and Adrienne Rich to Swedish.


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