Karin Altenberg was born and brought up in southern Sweden. She moved to Britain to study in 1996 and holds a PhD in Archaeology. Her first novel, Island of Wings, was nominated for the Orange Prize and the Saltire Award. Her second novel Breaking Light was published in 2014. She is a reviewer of fiction and non-fiction and a published translator of poetry, non-fiction and fiction from Swedish into English.
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