Elisabeth Rynell is an award-winning poet and novelist. Her literary debut was a collection of poetry in 1975 and was followed by fourteen more books—six novels, six collections of poetry, and two of essays—including, most recently, the poetry book NIGHT TALKS (World Poetry Books, 2019) and the novel Moll (2017). Her breakthrough work was the novel Hohaj (1997), which brought her four prestigious awards and Swedish Radio's Prize. In 2014, she received the prize named for her mentor Sara Lidman. Her novels have been translated into Danish, Dutch, English (To Mervas), Finnish, German, Latvian, Norwegian, Polish, and Russian. Rynell was awarded an honorary doctorate in literature from the University of Umeå in 2012.