Lina Wolff is a Swede who has lived and worked in Italy and Spain. During her years in Valencia and Madrid, she began to write her short story collection Many People Die Like You. Her novel, Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs, was awarded the prestigious Vi magazine literature prize, given to writers to watch out for, and was shortlisted for the 2013 Swedish Radio award for Best Novel of the Year.Lina now lives in southern Sweden.

Her second novel THE POLYGLOT LOVERS (De polyglotta älskarna), was published by Albert Bonniers Förlag Aug 18 2016 and was awarded the August Prize for Novel of the Year 2016.

‘The author demonstrates a marvelous command of language and creates characters with real depth, lending the book a sensual vibe and an acerbic wit that force its emotional truths to rise above the grunge of its hard-boiled setting.” – Kirkus Reviews


“A book that you just want to give people and say: take a look at this, read it, experience it. I would have liked to devote the entire review to quoting sentences and paragraphs from the novel it is almost as if that were the only way of adequately conveying the gravity, depth and lightness of Lina Wolff’s prose, her tender yet pitiless character descriptions, her distinctive but also natural way of piecing together the novel’s disparate parts into a shimmering whole.” Eva Johansson, Svenska Dagbladet

As a prose writer, Wolff amazes us once again with the rare ability to draw the reader straight in. There are authors that need to summon all their skill to describe the cafe around the corner. Others have it in their blood, unfair as that may seem.” Salka Hallstrom Bornold, Expressen

“Lina Wolff’s exuberance and narrative zest are exquisite. This is simply good writing.” Rebecka Ahlund, Boras Tidning