Author and arts journalist, Tony Samuelsson (Karlskrona, Sweden, 1961), has written eight novels, including the widely-recognized dystopias, The Kafka Pavilion and I Was an Aryan. Both received rave reviews for their literary qualities, strong characterization and the important questions the author asks about fascism and the role of intellectuals.

Samuelsson debuted in 1989 and has also published youth books, short stories and a collection of essays about literature and reading. The depiction of social class is a recurring theme in his work, and he portrays ordinary people, at work and at home, and their search for a sense of belonging.

Tony Samuelsson has received several Swedish prizes, including the Ivar Lo prize. He was shortlisted for the prestigious Swedish Radio novel prize 2015.