Magnus Florin, born in Uppsala in 1955, was first published in 1989 with The Narrative Flow. The Garden was published in 1995 and brought him unexpected success. The German version came out as recently as 2013 and once again attracted a great deal of critical attention. It is his first work to be published in English. He has written poetry, short prose works and four other novels. He has also worked as a librettist. An opera staged at the Drottningholm Theatre in 1999 was based on The Garden. He has worked on dramatisations, including Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time for Swedish Radio in 2009.