Writers 

Kerstin Ekman

Kerstin Ekman (born 1933) is a writer and a member of the Swedish Academy since 1978. She is one of the most popular Swedish writers and has won several awards since her debut in 1959. So far, she has published more than 30 novels and 5 of them have been cinematized.

Victoria Benedictsson

Victoria Benedictsson

Victoria Benedictsson was born in 1850 and committed suicide in 1888. Her death is believed to be the inspiration for Strindberg's “Miss Julie”. Benedictsson was, in the short career she had as a writer, an important and dangerous voice in the struggle for women's rights and free love.

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Roslund & Hellström

Roslund & Hellström

Roslund & Hellström is a duo writing crime novels. It consists of Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström and they published their first novel, “The Beast” in 2004. Their sixth book, “Two Soldiers” was published in May 2012.

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Liza Marklund

Liza Marklund

Liza Marklund is a publicist, journalist, opinion-maker and one of Sweden's most popular crime writers. She is one of the very few Swedish writers who has had a bestseller in all the Nordic countries and in the United States.

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Leif GW Persson

Leif GW Persson is a criminologist and an expert commentator in Swedish newspapers and TV-programs, who holds a position as a professor at the Swedish National Police Board and writes crime novels.

Karin Boye

Karin Boye

Karin Boye, one of Sweden's most well-known and loved poets, was born in 1900 and committed suicide in 1941, because of the development of WWII. Boye is most talked about as a poet – almost everyone in Sweden knows at least some line from her many poems – but she also published great novels, like the dystopia “Kallocain” and “Crisis”, a sad story about same sex love.

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John Ajvide Lindqvist

John Ajvide Lindqvist

John Ajvide Lindqvist is a part of the Swedish horror scene through his many books on the subject. Before he debuted with the novel "Let the Right One in" in 2004, he supported himself as a standup comedian and magician.

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Martin Widmark

Martin Widmark

Since the debut, Martin Widmark has written more than 60 books and now they are released in China. His most popular books are the series about Jerry and Maya, two children who are running a detective agency.

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Pija Lindenbaum

Pija Lindenbaum is the author and illustrator that through her work gives a voice to a new generation of children. She is especially known for her ability to portrait the quiet, thoughtful and cautious child that doesn’t often get to be in the literary spotlight.

Torgny Lindgren

Torgny Lindgren

Torgny Lindgren is one of Sweden's most esteemed writers. Since 1991 he holds chair number 9 of the Swedish Academy. He was born in 1938 in the northern part of Sweden and many of his books take place in his childhood home of Västerbotten.

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August Strindberg

August Strindberg

August Strindberg (1849-1912) was a Swedish writer, playwright and painter and is commonly seen as one of Sweden’s most important writers. Many of his works are considered to be classics within Swedish literature and his The Red Room (1879) has frequently been described as the first modern Swedish novel and Strindberg as the father of the genre.

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Johan Theorin

Johan Theorin

Johan Theorin, a journalist and author, published his first novel, “Echoes from the Dead” in 2007. It has been sold to 20 countries and was voted Best First Mystery Novel by the authors and critics of the Swedish Crime Writers' Academy.

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Camilla Läckberg

Camilla Läckberg is a Swedish crime writer and has sometimes been called ‘the Swedish Agatha Christie’. Since her debut in 2002 with “The Ice Princess”, she has published twelve books; crime novels, cookery books and a children’s book, and been translated into 33 languages.

Henning Mankell

Henning Mankell

Henning Mankell (born in 1948) is mainly known for his crime novels, starring his creation Inspector Kurt Wallander. Mankell made his fictional debut in 1977 and has since then published close to 80 plays, crime novels, essays, children’s books and fiction for young adults.

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Astrid Lindgren

Astrid Lindgren

Astrid Lindgren is one of, if not the world's most prominent children's author. She is the 18th most translated author ever worldwide, and has received almost innumerable awards and honors. Her most famous stories include Pippi Longstocking, Emil of Lönneberga and The Six Bullerby Children.

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Carl-Johan Vallgren

Carl-Johan Vallgren

Carl-Johan Vallgren (born 1964 in Linköping) grew up in the small Swedish town of Falkenberg. Vallgren has published several novels and collections of short stories. His breakthrough came with his seventh book "The Horrific Sufferings of the Mind-Reading Monster Hercules Barefoot", which was awarded the August Prize in 2002.

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Håkan Nesser

Håkan Nesser is one of Sweden's most widely read and respected writers. His debut came in 1988 with the novel “Koreografen”. Nesser's breakthrough came in 1993 with the crime novel "The Mind's Eye".

Tomas Tranströmer

Tomas Tranströmer

Tomas Tranströmer (born in 1931) is one of Sweden's and the world's most beloved poets. He made his debut in 1954 with "17 Poems" and has since then published twenty collections of poetry.

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Selma Lagerlöf

Selma Lagerlöf

Selma Lagerlöf was born in 1858 in the Swedish province of Värmland and is not only the first female laureate of the Nobel Prize in Literature but also one of Sweden's most well known and loved writers. From her debut in 1891 on, Lagerlöf published a multitude of books, several of which have been translated into English.

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Vilhelm Moberg

Vilhelm Moberg

Vilhelm Moberg was a Swedish journalist and writer. He is most famous for his series "The Emigrants", a four novel suite depicting a family joining the massive emigration wave to America that struck Scandinavia in the 1850s.

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Marianne Fredriksson

Marianne Fredriksson 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.

Jan Guillou

Jan Guillou

Jan Guillou (born in 1944) is a writer and journalist who published his first book in 1971. Since then almost 50 books have followed. Among them are a series of spy fiction novels with the main character Carl Hamilton and one with historical fiction novels featuring Arn Magnussson, a Swedish Knight Templar.

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Stefan Tegenfalk

Stefan Tegenfalk

Stefan Tegenfalk released his debut novel, a mixture between crime and thriller, as recently as 2010.

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Helene Tursten

Helene Tursten

Helen Tursten, a former dentist, is one of Sweden's most popular crime writers. She has published ten books in her series about Detective Inspector Irene Huss.

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Mari Jungstedt

Crime writer Mari Jungstedt has published ten books in her Gotland series starring Detective Superintendent Anders Knutas, and has been translated to more than fifteen languages.

Karin Alvtegen

Karin Alvtegen

Crime writer Karin Alvtegen has published six novels since her debut in 1998. Her novels have been sold to more than 30 countries world-wide and won several prizes.

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Åsa Larsson

Åsa Larsson

Åsa Larsson went from being a lawyer to a full time writer of award-winning crime novels. Her books mainly take place in the cold and barren climate of northern Sweden.

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Sjöwall Wahlöö

Sjöwall Wahlöö

Maj Söwall and Per Wahlöö created the modern crime novel in the mid-sixties with the series about Martin Beck. The ten books became highly popular and many modern writers refer to them as their source of inspiration.

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Mons Kallentoft

Mons Kallentoft is an award winning writer who is mainly known for his series of crime novels starring Police Inspector Malin Fors. So far, the first book has been translated into more than fifteen languages.

 



Books of special interest

The Merman

by Carl-Johan Vallgren
A story about the darkness that lives in all humans, even though most of us try to deny it.

Echoes from the Dead

by Johan Theorin
This is the first novel in the author’s planned quartet of books taking place on the Swedish island of Öland.

The Dogs of Riga

by Henning Mankell
The second book in the Kurt Wallander series.

Simon and the Oaks

by Marianne Fredriksson
A beautiful story about sons and their mothers.

New Collected Poems

by Tomas Tranströmer
Tomas Tranströmer is the 2011 Nobel Prize laureate in Literature. This books contains his collected work from his debut in 1954 with "17 Poems" to his most recent publications.

The Red Room

by August Strindberg
Criticizing the moral and hypocrisy in 1870s Stockholm.

Children's books

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

by Selma Lagerlöf
“The Wonderful Adventures of Nils”, written in 1906 to 1907, came to be when Selma Lagerlöf was asked to write a book that could teach Swedish geography to school children.

Pippi Longstocking

by Astrid Lindgren
Pippi Longstocking lives alone in the big house “Villekulla“. Her father is busy pirating at sea and ruling as king of Kurrekurredutt Isle. But she is not lonely, as she has her friends Tommy and Annika, her horse Little buddy and her monkey Mr. Nilsson.

Bridget and the Moose Brothers

by Pija Lindenbaum
Bridget is all alone. She wants a sibling. A small one who can fit in her doll bed. Or maybe a big brother. Outside her building she meets the moose brothers and invites them to her room, having big plans to become their little sister.

When Owen's Mom Breathed Fire

by Pija Lindenbaum
Owen´s mom is always very busy. Every morning she is in a great hurry to get Owen up and to school and herself to work. But one day she has been turned into a big dragon and no longer knows how to be a mum.

The Diamond Mystery

by Martin Widmark
The first part in the popular series about Jerry and Maya, the children who are running their very own detective agency.

The Literary Magazine lists

Money

by Victoria Benedictsson
“Money” is Benedictsson's first novel, publish...

The Merman

by Carl-Johan Vallgren
Coming from a shattered family, the children Nella and Robert ...

Miss Julie

by August Strindberg
It’s Midsummer night in 1874 at a Count’s estate s...

The Red Room

by August Strindberg
First published in 1879, it received mixed reviews in Sweden, ...

New Collected Poems

by Tomas Tranströmer
Tomas Tranströmer is the 2011 Nobel Prize laureate in Lit...

The Dogs of Riga

by Henning Mankell
It’s the winter of 1991 and a small life raft with two d...

Italian Shoes

by Henning Mankell
On a small, isolated island in the Stockholm archipelago, Fred...

I Die, But the Memory Lives On

by Henning Mankell
A nonfictional fable about a growing tradition in countries in...

The Man from Beijing

by Henning Mankell
On a freezing day in January, a body is found in the snow in t...

The Ice Princess

by Camilla Läckberg
Published in 2002, this is Camilla Läckberg’s debut...

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