Aris Fioretos (1960) is a Swedish writer of Greek and Austrian decent. He studied in Paris and later at Stockholm, Yale and Oxford universities. Since his first book of lyrical prose in 1991, he has published over a dozen novels, literary essays and scholarly
studies. The recipient of numerous awards and honors, most recently the German Jeanette Schocken Prize (2017) and the Swedish Academy’s Essay Prize (2018), his publications have been translated into more than fifteen languages. In-between his own works, Fioretos translates those of others, among them English-language novels by Vladimir Nabokov, the poetry of Friedrich Hölderlin and aphorisms by Dadaist Walter Serner. The vice president of the German Academy, Fioretos lives and works in Berlin and Stockholm.
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