Ninni Holmqvist was born in Lund and now lives in Skåne, Sweden. She has penned three short story collections and two novels. She grabbed the attention of the literary world with her novel “The Unit”, published in 2006. This dystopian novel has been translated into a number of languages, and the English translation, first published in 2009, has been reprinted several times. The novel has caught the attention of critics and audiences, and has been subjected to many analyses in academic journals due to its topic. In addition to writing, Holmqvist is a translator and creative writing coach.