Åsa Larsson

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Åsa Larsson
Åsa Larsson by Asís G. Ayerbe
Åsa Larsson by Asís G. Ayerbe (Buen Retiro Park, Madrid, 2011)
Born Åsa Elena Larsson
(1966-06-28)28 June 1966
Uppsala, Sweden
Occupation Tax Attorney, Novelist
Nationality Swedish
Alma mater Uppsala University
Period 2003–2013
Genre Crime fiction, Thriller
Notable works Sun Storm (USA), The Savage Altar (UK), 2006; The Blood Spilt, 2007

Åsa Larsson (born 28 June 1966) is a Swedish crime-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. The 2007 Swedish film Solstorm was based on the book The Savage Altar.

She is a 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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