Ninni Holmqvist

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Ninni Holmqvist at the Gothenburg Book Fair 2014

Ninni Holmqvist, born 24 June 1958 in Lund and currently living in Scania, Sweden, is a translator and author of fiction. She has published two novels and two collections of short stories since 1995. Her novel The Unit, (Other Press) a dystopian novel published in 2006 and translated from Swedish into English by Marlaine Delargy with its paperback publication in 2009.[1] The Unit has received critical attention both from major literary reviews [2] and analysis in academic journals.[3]


  • The suit (Kostym) 1995
  • Something of a lasting nature (Något av bestående karaktär) 1999
  • Supporting Roles (Biroller) 2002
  • Black Diamonds (Svarta diamanter: elva berättelser om liv och död) 2004
  • The Unit (Enhet) Translated into English and published in 2009. Initially published in 2006.


  1. ^ Other Press author page
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  3. ^ Disability and Disease in Utopian and Dystopian Fiction: Justice and Care Perspectives, S. Schotland, 2011

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