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Christian Ekvall is a Swedish translator, writer and musician, born and raised on Öland. From 1994 onwards he has played in several bands, the most long-lived one being Octopus Ride. In 1997 he moved to Uppsala and then later to Lund to study Music and Creative Writing, taking a wide variety of subjects including psychology, Spanish, and publishing. He completed his degrees in 2005, and has since worked as a professional translator of primarily American fiction and biographies. In his own writing he takes inspiration from the 60’s and 70’s postmodern fiction of Richard Brautigan, John Barth and Gilbert Sorrentino. He currently resides in Malmö, Sweden.