Mara Lee is a Swedish poet, novelist and scholar. Her most recent publication is the poetry collection Kärleken och hatet (The love and the hate, 2018) in which poetic, narrative, and essayistic language conjoin. Her work has been translated into German, French, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish and Spanish, and she is the recipient of several literary awards, including Svenska Dagbladets Literary award, The P.O Enquist Award, and Albert Bonniers literary Award. Lee’s literary work revolves around issues of power, otherness, femininity and transgressive desire. Lee is currently professor of fine arts specializing in art theory and art history at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. She is also the official Swedish translator of Anne Carson.
“and even you forgot those brilliant flashes seen from afar” -Ruth Stone