Mikael Niemi

Mikael Niemi was born in 1959 and grew up in Pajala in the northernmost part of Sweden, near the Finnish border. He began to write poetry and short stories when he was fifteen years old. Among his published books are two collections of poetry-NAsblod under hAgmAssan ("Nosebleed during Morning Service") (1998) and Anglar med mausergevAr ("Angels with Mausers") (1989)-and a young adult novel, KyrkdjAvulen ("The Church Devil") (1994). This is his first novel.