Karin Alvtegen

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Karin Alvtegen at the Gothenburg Book Fair 2005.

Karin Alvtegen (born 8 June 1965, Huskvarna, Sweden) is a Swedish author of crime fiction. Alvtegen's psychological thrillers are generally set in Sweden. Four of her books have been translated into English: Missing, Betrayal, Shadow and Shame.

Alvtegen's second novel, Missing, was awarded the premier Nordic crime writing award the Glass Key in 2001.[1] Translated in 2003 and published in the United States in 2009, the novel was nominated for the 2009 Edgar Award for best novel by the Mystery Writers of America.[2] In 2006, the novel was adapted into a television series directed by Ian Madden and with Joanne Frogatt and Gregor Fisher.[3]

Alvtegen's 2005 novel Shame was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Duncan Lawrie International Dagger award for crime novels in translation upon publication in English.

Alvtegen has worked as a teleplay writer, having penned 24 episodes of the Swedish soap opera Rederiet [1].

She is grandniece of the children's novelist Astrid Lindgren[2].

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Guilt (translated by Anna Paterson) (2007) - Skuld (1998)
  • Missing (translated by Anna Paterson) (2003) - Saknad (2000)
  • Betrayal (translated by Steven T. Murray) (2005) - Svek (2003)
  • Shame/Sacrifice (translated by Steven T. Murray) (2006) - Skam (2005)
  • Shadow (translated by Steven T. Murray) (2008) - Skugga (2007)
  • A Probable Story (not yet published in English) - En Sannolik Historia (2010)
  • Butterfly Effect (not yet published in English) - Fjärilseffekten (2013)

Note: in 2011 Shame was reissued in the UK with the title Sacrifice.

Screenplay[edit]

  • 2004 - Hotet ("The Threat")

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winners", Glasnyckeln, passagen.se, retrieved 20-05-2009
  2. ^ "2009 Edgar Nominees", Mystery Writers of America, theedgars.com, retrieved 20-05-2009
  3. ^ Missing (tv series) at IMDb.com

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