Sara Paborn was born 1972 in Sölvesborg, a small town in the south of Sweden. She wrote her first novel at 16, inspired by the atmosphere in Woody Allens movie Radio Days. She had then written poetry, short stories, first chapters of novels and music-reviews for local newspaper for many years. The ”novel” which took place in New Orleans, where she had never been but traveled a few years later, was refused as were the two following tries.
Sara was educated as a copywriter in the early nineties. She has since worked for different advertising agencies. After having given birth to her second child, she quit her job and sold her summerhouse to be able to write full time. The work became her debut novel Släktfeber (not published in English). The book was well received by the critics and a success among the public.
Saras second novel Tuppen och havet came out in 2011 och was very well received.
Sara reads and admires Wislawa Szymborska, Seamus Heaney, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, Wells Tower, Evelyn Vaugh, Scott Fitzgerald, Michael Cunningham, Tennessee Williams, Richard Yates, Anne Enright, Jonathan Franzen, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Selma Lagerlöf, Patricia Highsmith, Donna Leon, the filmmakers The Cohen Brothers, Federico Fellini and many many others.
She is currently writing her third novel.
Publisher, literary agent for Släktfeber and Tuppen och havet
att: Sara Paborn