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 Family Fever.
The book was very well received by the critics and a success among the public.

Saras second novel The Rooster and The Sea came out in 2011 och was very well received. It was followed by One Way Or Another, a coming of age-story set in the 80´s, featuring a forlorn sister and her italian boyfriend.

2017 is the year of Saras fourth novel Swinging the lead. A witty, entertaining and raving mad story about 68 year old librarian Irene and her descent into darkness!

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, Alfred Hitchcock and many many others.


Literary Agent, outside of Sweden

Brandt New Agency
Contact Carina Brandt
Tel +34 93 205 0898 or +34 666 656 654 |

Main publisher

Brombergs Bokförlag
Contact Dorotea Bromberg or Janina Rak
Tel +46-8-56262083 |
Tel +46-8-56262082 |

Publisher, poetry

Contact Thomas Olsson

The App Poesi på G

Contact Sara directly


Brombergs Förlag
att: Sara Paborn
Box 12886
11298 Stockholm