Maj Sjöwall

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Maj Sjöwall
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Maj Sjöwall in 2009
Born (1935-09-25) September 25, 1935 (age 78)
Stockholm, Sweden
Occupation Novelist, Translator
Nationality Swedish
Genres Crime fiction

Maj Sjöwall (born September 25, 1935 in Stockholm) is a Swedish author and translator. She is best known for the collaborative work with her partner Per Wahlöö on a series of ten novels about the exploits of Martin Beck, a police detective in Stockholm. In 1971, the fourth of these books, The Laughing Policeman (a translation of Den skrattande polisen, originally published in 1968) won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Novel and was adapted into the film The Laughing Policeman starring Walter Matthau. They also wrote novels separately.

Sjöwall had a 13 year relationship with Wahlöö which lasted until his death in 1975.[1] She is a former Marxist, as was Wahlöö.

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  1. ^ The queen of crime, The Observer Sunday 22 November 2009

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