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Kristina Lugn Biography | Poet

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Gunhild Bricken Kristina Lugn (Swedish:  [kistina 'ln] ; born 14 November 1948) is a Swedish poet and dramatist and member of the Swedish Academy. She was born in Tierp, Uppland and was raised in Skövde, Västergötland, and after finishing her academic education she has devoted her time to poetry, as literary critic and a playwright. Since 1972 she has published seven books of poetry. Since the 1990s Lugn also belongs to the most beloved and appreciated playwrights of today's Sweden. Her plays have been staged at the Dramaten (the Swedish Royal Dramatic Theatre), Stockholms stadsteater (Stockholm City Theatre ) and at Teater Brunnsgatan Fyra, a.o. Much appreciated by the Swedish audience, she touches subjects of loneliness, death and middle-age crises with irony, cynicism and black humour. She has been awarded several awards.