Fredrik Backman

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Fredrik Backman
Fredrik Backman at Bokmässan 2013
Backman at Bokmässan 2013
Born (1981-06-02) June 2, 1981 (age 37)
Brännkyrka in Söderort, Sweden
Occupation Columnist, Blogger, and Novelist
Nationality Swedish
Period 2012–present
Genre
Notable works
Spouse Neda Shafti Backman

Signature
Website
www.fredrikbackman.com

Fredrik Backman (born 2 June 1981) is a Swedish columnist, blogger and writer. He is the author of A Man Called Ove (2012), My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry (2013), Britt-Marie Was Here (2014) and Beartown (2016). They were number one bestsellers in his native Sweden. They have been published around the world in more than twenty-five languages.[1]

Biography[edit]

Backman grew up in Helsingborg. He has been writing for Helsingborgs Dagblad and Moore Magazine. He debuted as a novelist in 2012 with A Man Called Ove. It was adapted as a film with the same title and it premiered on December 25, 2015.[2] The rights to his newest book, Beartown, have been bought by a Swedish production company named Filmlance and will be adapted for TV.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Backman is married to Neda Shafti Backman, and they have two children.[4][5]

Bibliography[edit]

  • En man som heter Ove (2012; English translation A Man Called Ove, 2013)[6]
  • Saker min son behöver veta om världen (2012; not released in English; the title translates into "Things my son needs to know about the world)[7]
  • Min mormor hälsar och säger förlåt (2013; English translation My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry, 2015)[8]
  • Britt-Marie var här (2014; English translation Britt-Marie Was Here, released in May 2016)[9]
  • And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer: A Novella (November 2016)[10]
  • Beartown (also titled The Scandal[11] in United Kingdom: April 2017)[12]
  • The Deal of a Lifetime: A Novella (October 2017)[13]
  • Us Against You (sequel to Beartown: June 2018)[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fredrik Backman's Biography". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "A Man Called Ove (2015)". Swedish Film Database. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  3. ^ "Fredrik Backman's Beartown to be adapted for TV". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "Interview with Fredrik Backman" (in Swedish). ajour.se. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  5. ^ Backman, Fredrik (2016). Britt-Marie Was Here. Trivia-On-Books. 
  6. ^ "A Man Called Ove". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  7. ^ "Fredrik Backman's Biography". Litlovers. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  9. ^ "Britt-Marie Was Here". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  10. ^ "And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer: A Novella". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
  11. ^ "The Scandal". Penguin Books. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
  12. ^ "Beartown". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 
  13. ^ "The Deal of a Lifetime: A Novella". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved 21 December 2017. 
  14. ^ "Us Against You (sequel to Beartown)". Simon & Schuster. Retrieved 1 August 2017. 

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