Åsa Larsson

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Åsa Larsson
Åsa Larsson at the 2013 literary festival in Cologne
Åsa Larsson at the 2013 literary festival in Cologne
BornÅsa Elena Larsson
(1966-06-28) 28 June 1966 (age 56)
Uppsala, Sweden
OccupationTax Attorney, Novelist
Alma materUppsala University
GenreCrime fiction, Thriller
Notable worksSun Storm
The Blood Spilt
The Black Path
Until Thy Wrath be Past
The Second Deadly Sin

Åsa Larsson (born 28 June 1966) is a Swedish crime-fiction writer. Although born in Uppsala, she was raised in Kiruna in the far north. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Larsson was a tax lawyer, a profession she shares with the heroine of her novels, Rebecka Martinsson. Her first Rebecka Martinsson novel, Solstorm, was awarded the Swedish Crime Writers' Association prize for best first novel. It was published in the UK (under the title The Savage Altar) and was shortlisted for the Duncan Lawrie International Dagger. Her second Rebecka Martinsson novel, Det blod som spillts, won the Best Swedish Crime Novel Award.[1] Till offer åt Molok, her fifth Rebecka Martinsson novel also won the Best Swedish Crime Novel Award. Her books and characters serve as the basis for the internationally successful TV series Rebecka Martinsson.

The 2007 Swedish film Solstorm was based on the book The Savage Altar.

She is the granddaughter of the Olympic skier Erik August Larsson.[2][3]


Rebecka Martinsson novels[edit]


  • 2003 – Upptäck jorden
  • 2005 - Aurinkomyrsky
  • 2007 – Systrarna Hietala (short stories)
  • 2009 – Guds starka arm (with Lena Andersson) (short stories)
  • 2012 – Tjernaja tropa


  1. ^ "Svenska Deckarakademin" (Swedish). 1 May 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2010.
  2. ^ Erik Larsson. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ Erik Larsson. Swedish Olympic Committee

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