Facts and figures

  • I was born and raised in Uppsala.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in English and Mathematics, University of Uppsala.
  • Journalism school at University of Gothenburg.
  • Master of Arts in Political Science, focus on international relations, University of Kansas.
  • Foreign correspondent in Germany.
  • Caipirinha with Death published in Sweden 2005.
  • Followed by Buster’s Ears 2006,
  • Cleopatra’s Comb 2007,
  • Always With You 2008,
  • On the Other Side of the Sun 2010,
  • Daughters of the Marionettes 2012 and
  • An Eye for an Eye, and a Paw for a Paw 2014.
  • The Scarred Pianist 2016
  • I have also contributed to short story collections and anthologies, among others My
    Grandmother’s story and Drama Queens.
  • Awarded three french book awards, the booksellers’ price Prix Page des Libraires for Buster’s Ears and Prix La Passerelle and Prix de l’Armitière for the same book.
  • Prize for best translation to French, fiction, for Buster’s Ears, awarded at Lire en Poche in Gradignan. Translator Esther Sermage.
  • Nomination for Stora Läsarpriset, the Great Readers’ price, at Bokcirklar.se for Always
    With You.
  • Nomination for Prix Littéraire Cezan Inter-CE for Always With You.
  • Published in thirteen countries, more than 750 000 copies sold. Top list placements
    in Germany and Taiwan.
  • Married, two children.