Marianne Fredriksson (1927-2007) was a Swedish journalist and writer. She worked in several well-reputed newspapers and magazines and was a successful journalist up to the time of her retirement, when she became a full-time writer. She published 19 books during her lifetime, 15 of which were fictional novels, and she has been translated into 47 languages.
Many of her early books were based on biblical themes, such as “The Book of Eve”, “The Book of Cain” and “The Saga of Norea”. A major theme through her books is friendship, since it, according to her, is more important than love in the long run.
In 2011 one of her most loved books, “Simon and the Oaks” was made into a Swedish major motion picture directed by Lisa Ohlin. It was nominated to 12 categories at the official Swedish Guldbagge Awards and won two of them.
As a writer, Marianne Fredriksson was twice awarded the BMF plaque, in 1985 and 1994.
A story of the development of Swedish society, seen through the eyes of three generations of women.
A beautiful story about sons and their mothers.
After Cain slaying Abel, Eve leaves the family to search for knowledge and truth.
According to the Bible, Cain is throughout evil, but is that really the truth?