Jonas Jonasson

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Jonas Jonasson
Jonas Jonasson
Jonas Jonasson
BornPer Ola Jonasson
(1961-07-06) 6 July 1961 (age 59)
Växjö, Sweden
OccupationJournalist, writer
NationalitySwedish
Notable worksThe Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Pär-Ola Jonas Jonasson (born Per Ola Jonasson; 6 July 1961)[1] is a Swedish journalist and writer, best known as the author of the best-seller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.[2]

Personal life[edit]

The son of an ambulance driver and a nurse, Jonasson was born and raised in Växjö in southern Sweden.[3] After studying Swedish and Spanish at the University of Gothenburg, Jonasson worked as a journalist for the Växjö newspaper Smålandsposten, and for the Swedish evening tabloid Expressen, where he remained until 1994. In 1996, he founded a media company, OTW, which grew to 100 employees. He stopped working in 2003, after having two major back operations and being overworked. He later sold his company.[3] In 2007, he completed his first book The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. It was published in Sweden in 2009.[3][4][5] Since 2010, Jonas Jonasson has been living with his son on the Swedish island of Gotland.[3][6]

Awards[edit]

  • Swedish Booksellers Award (2010).[7]
  • German Pioneer Prize (M-Pionier Preis) from Mayersche Buchhandlung (2011).[8]
  • Danish Audiobook Award (2011).[8]
  • Prix Escapades (2012).[9]

Bibliography[edit]

Jonasson's first novel has achieved worldwide success. Telling the story of the incredible adventures in the life of a centenarian who escapes from a home, it has been translated into some 35 languages, selling over a million copies in Germany and some 3.5 million worldwide.[6]

  • Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann, Piratförlaget, Stockholm 2009. ISBN 978-91-642-0296-3. (in Swedish)
  • The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, paperback, Hyperion Books, United States, 2012. ISBN 978-1-4013-2464-3.
  • The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared (translated by Rod Bradbury), Hesperus Press, London, 2012. ISBN 978-1-84391-372-6.
  • Der Hundertjährige, der aus dem Fenster stieg und verschwand (translated by Wibke Kuhn), carl's books, München 2011, ISBN 978-3-570-58501-6. (in German)
  • Le Vieux qui ne voulait pas fêter son anniversaire, Paris, Presses de la Cité, 2011. ISBN 9782258086449. (in French)
  • Stoletý stařík, který vylezl z okna a zmizel (translated by Zbyněk Černík), Mladá Boleslav, Panteon, 2012. ISBN 978-80-87697-00-9. (in Czech)
  • A százéves ember, aki kimászott az ablakon és eltűnt, Budapest, Athenaeum, 2011. ISBN 978-963-293-183-8 (Hungarian)
  • Stogodišnjak koji je iskočio kroz prozor i nestao (translated by Marija Popović), Mladinska knjiga Beograd, 2013, ISBN 978-86-7928-398-6 (Serbian)
  • Ο εκατοντάχρονος που πήδηξε από το παράθυρο και εξαφανίστηκε, Ψυχογιός, Αθήνα 2013, ISBN 978-960-496-859-6 (Greek)
  • Stulatek, który wyskoczył przez okno i zniknął (translated by Joanna Myszkowska-Mangold), Świat Książki, Warszawa, 2012. ISBN 9788377990612 (in Polish)
  • သက်တော်ရာကျော်ရှည်စေသော်ဝ် (ဘာသာပြန်=သင့်လူ), (Myanmar)
  • "הזקן בן המאה שיצא מהחלון ונעלם" (translated by Ruth Shapira), Keter Books, Ben Shemen, 2011. ISBN 9789650719401 (in Hebrew)

Jonasson's second novel, about an orphan from Soweto who by chance becomes involved in international politics, was released on 25 September 2013:

Jonasson's third novel, which begins with a chance meeting between a hotel desk clerk, a released prisoner and a former priest was released on 23 September 2015:

  • Mördar-Anders och hans vänner (samt en och annan ovän), Piratförlaget, Stockholm 2015. ISBN 978-91-642-0477-6. (in Swedish)
  • Mörder Anders und seine Freunde nebst dem einen oder anderen Feind. (translated by Wibke Kuhn), carl's books, München 2016, ISBN 978-3-570-58562-7. (in German)
  • Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All, London, 4th Estate, 2016. ISBN 978-0-00-815207-9.
  • L’assassin qui rêvait d'une place au paradis, Paris, Presses de la Cité, 2016. ISBN 978-2-258-13353-2. (in French)
  • Ο Άντερς ο φονιάς και οι φίλοι του Ψυχογιός, Αθήνα 2016, ISBN 978-618-01-1642-7 (Greek)
  • Gyilkos-Anders és barátai (meg akik nem azok) Budapest, Athenaeum Kiadó, 2015. ISBN 9789632935102 (Hungarian edition)
  • Zabiják Anders a jeho přátele (a sem tam nepřítel) (translated by Hana Švolbová), Turnov, Panteon, 2016. ISBN 978-80-87697-50-4
  • Anders morderca i przyjaciele (oraz kilkoro wiernych nieprzyjaciół) (translated by Elżbieta Ptaszyńska-Sadowska), Wydawnictwo W.A.B., Warszawa, 2016. ISBN 9788328027732 (in Polish)
  • လက္မ႐ြံ႕အန္ဒါ (ဘာသာပြန်=သင့်လူ), (Myanmar)

Jonasson's fourth novel, The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred Year Old Man, was published in 2018.[10]

  • Der Hundertjährige, der zurückkam, um die Welt zu retten.(translated by Wibke Kuhn), carl's books, München 2018, ISBN 978-3-570-10355-5. (in German)
  • သက်တော်ရာကျော်ထပ္ကာရှည်စေသော်ဝ် (ဘာသာပြန်=သင့်လူ), (Myanmar)
  • A százegy éves ember, aki azon gondolkodott, hogy túl sokat gondolkodik (Hungarian) - Budapest, Athenaeum Kiadó Kft., 2019, ISBN 9789632937762

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pär-Ola Jonas Jonasson", Ratsit.se. (in Swedish) Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  2. ^ Dalya Alberge, "Swedish bestseller has the last laugh", The Observer, 4 March 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d Angela Levin, "Jonas Jonasson: My 100-year-old hero, and the secret of happiness", The Telegraph, 9 July 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  4. ^ Amanda Taawo, "Mitt i krisen föddes succéromanen", Expressen, 5 October 2010. (in Swedish) Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann", Pirtat förlaget, (in Swedish) Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  6. ^ a b Susanne Kretschmann, Jonas Jonasson: Der Autor hinter dem Bestseller", Bild.de, 17 August 2012. (in German) Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  7. ^ "Om bokhandeln själv får välja", Piratförlaget. (in Swedish) Retrieved 27 September 2012.
  8. ^ a b "Some literary awards of 2011" Archived 26 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine, Pontas Agency. Retrieved 27 September 2012.
  9. ^ "L'aventure en terres nordiques", Terres Nordiques. (in French) Retrieved 27 September 2012.
  10. ^ "Another book on its way | Jonas Jonasson". www.jonasjonasson.com. Retrieved 24 December 2017.