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Hassan Loo Sattarvandi

Hassan Loo Sattarvandi (b. 1975) was born in Teheran, Iran and moved to Sweden with his family when he was three years old. He graduated from Stockholm University with a degree in Comparative Literature and Publishing. His debut novel, Still (Albert Bonniers 2008), made an immense impact on the Swedish literary scene and was lauded by an array of enthusiastic critics. Still was awarded the 2009 Catapult Prize for ‘Best First Novel’ and was shortlisted for the 2009 Borås Tidning First Book Award. His second novel, State of Siege, was shortlisted for the 2011 Vi Literature Prize and the 2012 Swedish Radio Literature Award.

Hassan Loo Sattarvandi was one of the scriptwriters of the internationally celebrated feature film Easy Money (2010), based on the bestselling novel by Jens Lapidus.