Because of the corona pandemic, the ceremony takes place without a crowd and not, as tradition offers, at the Pumphuset in Vollsjö.
Lina Wolff was born in 1973 and lives in Lund. She debuted in 2009 with the short story collection Many People Die Like You .
Her third book, The Polyglot Lovers (2016) was awarded with, among other things, Svenska Dagbladet's Literature Prize and the August Prize for best fiction book.
- It is huge for me. I am from this countryside and you say that you are not a prophet in your own countryside, but right now it actually feels like you are, so it obviously feels very big, says Lina Wolff."Humor lifts a text"
It was only when the adult began to acquaint himself with the Pirates' authorship.
How has it affected your authorship?
- It is very important for me to unbutton the top button and give free rein to the humor. Humor is not something that trivializes a text without the contrary; humor is always something that lifts a text, says Lina Wolff.
Here's what the jury's motivation reads:
“With its unique and courageous authorship, this year's award winners have in a short time won the hearts of critics and readers, both in Sweden and abroad.
Her books are as highly literary as well as burlesque, as sensual as they are brutal. Last but not least: a lot of fun. ”
The first winner was the writer, poet and musician Jacques Werup.Price: SEK 150,000
The Pirate Prize has been awarded annually since 1989 and goes to cultural practitioners who work in the author Fritiof Nilsson Pirate's spirit. The price has so far been SEK 100,000, but this year has been raised to SEK 150,000.
What should you do with the money?
- I'll write them down, says Lina Wolff.
Since then, names such as Eva Rydberg, Hans Alfredson, Viveca Lärn, Gösta Ekman and Fredrik Backman have been among the award winners.