NINNA TERSMAN is a Swedish playwright and dramaturg. She writes plays for adult and young audiences, which are widely performed across Sweden. Tersman has written more than 20 plays, for which she has been awarded a number of prizes. Among them can be mentioned ”The Critic’s Prize for Best Performance of the Year” for her play When Winter Stars Shine Down on Us in 2012, and ”Playmarket’s 2007 New Play Award” in New Zealand for her play Parasites. Tersman also works as a translator, translating plays from English. Currently, Tersman is Literary Manager at Riksteatern (The National Touring Theatre in Sweden), but is also working on a number of independent commissions. She has lived in Auckland and Sydney, but is presently living in Stockholm.