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Tina Harnesk (1984) is a librarian who moonlights as a writer. She grew up in Jokkmokk in the north of Sweden and currently resides with her family on a small mountain outside of Arvidsjaur.

Tina is Sami and her indigenous heritage shines through every facet of her life. Her writing is her way of celebrating and continuing the oral storytelling tradition of her people.

Those Who Sow in Snow (2022) is Tina Harnesk’s debut novel.

Tina Harnesk photo by Sandra Hallnor


“This is a story about how life is brought to a head under constraining circumstances such as terminal illness, exercise of authority, and domestic violence. The language is bombastic and lyrical, but above all filled with ruthless humour. Máriddja is an unforgettable character; it is her voice that gives the text its tone. Like an ageing Sami Loranga she is the master of her house and never hesitates to defend her own independence. […] An impressive debut.”

“It is so beautiful, the voice that carries Those Who Sow in Snow. And when was the last time an author tackled the chaos of existence with such joy in every accuracy? Tina Harnesk doesn’t devote herself to Swedish realism, thank goodness – her novel is busy being alive for real.”
Thomas Engström, Author


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Tina Harnesk photo by Sandra Hallnor Photo by Sandra Hallnor
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