Sara B. Elfgren is an acclaimed Swedish writer, screenwriter and playwright.
This book is gorgeous! The characters are beautifully designed and rendered, and the colouring is excellent! (...) I'm very eager for the next volume!
Sequential Tart (10/10)
This isn’t a simple hack and slash sword and sorcery adventure, this story has some real depth to it.
Comic Crusaders (5/5)
Even if, like me, you have a lifelong obsession with Norse myths, I promise you you’ve never seen them like this — this strange, this vivid, this real. Vei takes the whole Norse cosmos and turns it on its head and brings it back to life in one stunning masterstroke. You cannot miss it.
Lev Grossman (The Magicians) on Vei
A mythic tale that feels both faithful to its sources and enthrallingly original. Wonderful stuff!
Mike Carey (Lucifer, The Unwritten) on Vei
Her first game writing effort, the PSVR game Ghost Giant (Zoink Games), became an instant hit among critics and gamers alike who fell in love with the charming and emotional story. For the first time ever a PSVR title was named no 1 Game of the Month by PushSquare (April 2019).
there are complex emotional issues at play here, and watching Louis and the people in his life wrestle with them is captivating – even overwhelming in its most cathartic moments. 8,3/10
It deftly weaves between humor and deep emotion, elation and sadness. (...) It’s a beautiful experience that really highlights what not just VR, but games overall, are all about. 9/10
I've never wanted to throw a game at all of my friends and family so hard in my entire life.
Ghost Giant feels significant. 9/10
Sara B. Elfgren’s recent novel In Dreams (Norra Latin) has been translated to several languages, and was nominated to the Nordic Council’s Prize for Children and Young People’s Literature Prize 2018:
Norra Latin is a profound work in which Sara Bergmark Elfgren weaves history, myth, and magic into day-to-day realism. In engaging narrative, she gives flesh and blood to the anxiety and dreams of today’s teenagers and their struggle to stand on their own two feet instead of in the shadows of others.
Nordic Council’s Prize for Children and Young People’s Literature Prize 2018
In 2016 she created the fiction pod series Voices of the Dead, a huge hit among listeners and critics alike. It was nominated to Prix Europa.
Every moment is engaging and haunting.
Dagens Nyheter on Voices of the Dead
Sara B. Elfgren has cowritten the Engelsfors series with Mats Strandberg. It was been translated to 25 languages and published in over 30 countries. The first book, The Circle, has was nominated to the prestigious August award. It was made into a movie that premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2015. Sara B. Elfgren co-wrote the screenplay.
The Circle ensnares you from the start, with all the epic mayhem and darkness of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and with teen characters as rich and nuanced as any reader could hope for. It’s an utterly convincing world, and a resonant one, and we find ourselves wanting to follow its heroes anywhere.
Megan Abbott (You Will Know Me, Dare Me)
Sara B. Elfgren writes everything from children's books to horror screenplays. She is currently working on several projects, on her own as well in collaboration.
In her spare time she enjoys reading, watching movies and TV shows, listening to emotional music, going for walks in her hometown Stockholm, spending time with family and friends, losing herself in video games and eating tasty vegan food.
For more information, please read the interview with Sara in The Comics Journal.
Sara is represented by Grand Agency.