Ingrid Olsson, Sweden

Ingrid Olsson was born in 1977 in Stockholm, where she lives today. She studied Creative Writing and in 2003 released her first youth novel, "Medan Mamma Sover" (While Mum Sleeps). Since then, she has published a large number of books for children and adolescents, received several scholarships and was nominated for one of Sweden's most prestigious literary awards, the Augustpris.

Ingrid Olsson often writes in a very pointed, reduced language about moments in which one’s everyday existence is suddenly turned upside down, such as in Neuschnee, her volume  of short stories. The great loyalty to her characters, which she shows in that volume, is also characterized in her picture book Just a moment, says Mama, where she concentrates completely on the cares and concerns of her little heroine.

Ingrid Olsson will be accompanied by Dr. Ines Galling, specialist for Scandinavian Literature at the International Youth Library.

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