Lina Wolff was born in Lund, Sweden, and lived for several years in Spain and Italy, where she worked as a translator. She arrived on the literary stage in 2009 with the publication of Många människor dör som du, a collection of novellas set in Spain and in the south of Sweden. In 2012 her debut novel, Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs, won the prestigious Vi Magazine’s Literature Award. In 2016 her novel The Polyglot Lovers won Sweden’s highest literary award, the August Prize for Fiction, and has been translated into seventeen languages. Carnality was awarded the prestigious Aftonbladet Literature Prize in 2019.