Per Olov Enquist was born in 1934. He is an acclaimed playwright and novelist. Per Olov Enquist grew up in Västerbotten and studied at the Uppsala University between 1955 and 1964. Per Olov Enquist has lived in Copenhagen and is the author of plays such as Systrana (The Sisters), which was commissioned by the Copenhagen-based Betty Nansen Theatre in 2000 as well as The Life of the Earthworms, which was performed at Danish theatres during 2003/2004. He has furthermore written several popular books and was honoured in 1999 with the August Award for his novel The Royal Physician's Visit. Per Olov Enquist's works have been translated into more than 25 languages. The play The Life of the Earthworms has been translated into - and staged in - around  25 languages worldwide. He has furthermore written numerous screenplays for TV productions and movies as well as directing them.