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Sara Stridsberg

Biography

Sara Stridsberg

Sara Stridsberg is an internationally acclaimed writer and playwright. Her fiction and nonfiction books have been translated into more than 20 languages. A former member of the Swedish Academy, she is a leading feminist and artist in her native Sweden and around the world. VALERIE is her first book to be published in the US.

Sara Stridsberg

Books by Sara Stridsberg

written by Sara Stridsberg, translated by Deborah Bragan-Turner - Fiction

In April 1988, Valerie Solanas --- the writer, radical feminist, author of the SCUM Manifesto and would-be assassin of Andy Warhol --- was discovered dead at 52 in her hotel room, in a grimy corner of San Francisco, alone, penniless and surrounded by the typed pages of her last writings. In VALERIE, a nameless narrator revisits the room where Solanas died, the courtroom where she was tried and convicted of attempting to murder Andy Warhol, the Georgia wastelands where she spent her childhood, and was repeatedly raped by her father and beaten by her alcoholic grandfather, and the mental hospitals where she was shut away.