Cecilia Ekbäck was born in Sweden in a northern fishing town. Her parents come from Lapland. During her adolescence in Sweden she worked as a journalist for the local newspaper and radio. At 15 she won a short story competition in one of Sweden’s newspapers.
After university she specialised in marketing and worked for a multinational for fifteen years with postings in Russia, Germany, France, Portugal and the Middle East. In 2010 she finished Royal Holloway’s Master in Creative Writing under Andrew Motion. She is now 43 years old and lives in Calgary with her husband David and twin daughters Anna and Maja, ‘returning home’ to the landscape and the characters of her childhood and adolescence in her writing. Wolf Winter is her first novel.
Wolf Winter was sold at auction to Kate Parkin, at Hodder. It will be released in February 2015, with German, Swedish, American and Canadian rights secured as well as interest in several other international countries: