johannes-future-bright1“Distorted” (Publishers Weekly); “anti-idealist” (Entropy); “discomfiting, filthy, hilarious” (Bookslut); “fucked and funny and tender and sad and putrid and glitter-covered all at once” (VICE); Johannes Göransson is the author of six books, including most recently The Sugar Book (Tarpaulin Sky Press 2015), and has translated a number of Swedish poets, including Aase Berg, Henry Parland, Johan Jönson, Ann Jäderlund and others. He has also written criticism about translation theory, and is currently working on a book on the subject.

Born outside of Lund, Sweden, Göransson has lived in the U.S. for many years, and currently lives in South Bend, IN, where he teaches at the University of Notre Dame. Together with Joyelle McSweeney, he edits Action Books.