Cecilia Hansson, born 1973 in Luleå, is a writer, poet, journalist and translator from German into Swedish, including poetry by Nora Gomringer and Monika Rinck. She has published several books of poetry herself. Hansson has lived in Vienna and has a Master in German Literature/Aesthetics/Philosophy. Today she lives in Stockholm.

Her recently published book Hopplöst, men inte allvarligt – Konst och politik i Centraleuropa  – a remarkable collection of interviews with the 18 most important Austrian, Hungarian and Romanian contemporary artists – serves as a key to understanding the political situation in Europe today.


One of the books to talk about this spring … Cecilia Hansson both wants to and dares to go where it hurts most. … Literature can be an experience to open one’s inner heart. And Cecilia Hansson’s linguistic power has the exceptional talent to make this experience universal.

– Svenska Dagbladet