En komikers uppväxt
|Set in||fictional Stockholm suburb of Sävbyholm, Sweden|
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.
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, 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).
- "En komikers uppväxt". Worldcat. 1992. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
- Kerstin Nilsson (2000). "Grattis alla bokälskare" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
- "My Life as a Comedian [programme note]". Toronto International Film Festival. 2019. Retrieved 2019-09-12.
- Thomas Wishloff (2019-09-06). "TIFF 2019: Our Review of 'My Life as a Comedian'". In the Seats. Retrieved 2019-09-12.
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