En komikers uppväxt

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En komikers uppväxt
AuthorJonas Gardell
Set infictional Stockholm suburb of Sävbyholm, Sweden

En komikers uppväxt is a 1992 novel by Swedish writer Jonas Gardell.[1][2]

The novel was the basis of a 1992 Swedish TV miniseries in three parts, also called En komikers uppväxt.

On 13 April 2000,[clarification needed] the book was given as a gift from the National Agency for Education, Svenska förläggareföreningen and Månpocket to all eighth-grade pupils in Sweden before the World Book Day, which occurred on 23 April, but the giving was done earlier because of Easter.[3]

Recently Gardell adapted his novel into a screenplay for a feature film (English title: My Life as a Comedian), which had its world premiere on 6 September 2019 at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. The film, directed by Rojda Sekersöz [sv], is set in two time frames, the 1970s and the 2010s (whereas the novel was set in the 1970s from the perspective of the 1990s).[4][5]


  1. ^ http://www.bokus.com/bok/9789113051901/en-komikers-uppvaxt/
  2. ^ "En komikers uppväxt". Worldcat. 1992. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  3. ^ Kerstin Nilsson (2000). "Grattis alla bokälskare" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  4. ^ "My Life as a Comedian [programme note]". Toronto International Film Festival. 2019. Retrieved 2019-09-12.
  5. ^ Thomas Wishloff (2019-09-06). "TIFF 2019: Our Review of 'My Life as a Comedian'". In the Seats. Retrieved 2019-09-12.