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Marianne Fredriksson

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Marianne Fredriksson
BornMarch 28, 1927
DiedFebruary 11, 2007 (aged 79)
Notable works

Marianne Fredriksson, née Persson (March 28, 1927 in Gothenburg – February 11, 2007 in Österskär) was a Swedish author who worked and lived in Roslagen and Stockholm. Before becoming a novelist, she was a journalist for various Swedish newspapers and magazines, including Svenska Dagbladet.[1]

Fredriksson published fifteen novels, most of which have been translated into English, German, Dutch, and other languages. Most of her earlier books are based on biblical stories. A central theme in her writings is friendship, because as she maintained, "friendship will be more important than love" in the future.



  • The Book of Eve (Evas bok, 1980)
  • The Book of Cain (Kains bok, 1981)
  • The Saga of Norea (Noreas Saga, 1983)
  • Children of Paradise (Paradisets barn, 1985) (collection of the three earlier novels)
  • Simon and the Oaks (Simon och ekarna, 1985)
  • Nightwanderer (Den som vandrar om natten, 1988)
  • The Enigma (Gåtan, 1989)
  • (Syndafloden, 1990) (unknown if this book has been translated into English)
  • Sofie (Blindgång, 1992)
  • Hanna's Daughters (Anna, Hanna och Johanna, 1994)
  • According to Mary Magdalene (Enligt Maria Magdalena, 1997)
  • Inge & Mira (Flyttfåglar, 1999)
  • Loved children, a k a: Elisabeth's Daughter (Älskade barn, 2001)
  • (Skilda verkligheter, 2004) (unknown if this book has been translated into English)
  • (Ondskans leende, 2006) (unknown if this book has been translated into English)


  • The Conditions of the Acacia (På akacians villkor, 1993), written with the architect Bengt Warne
  • If Women Were Wise the World Would Stop (Om kvinnor vore kloka skulle världen stanna, 1993)
  • The Eleventh Conspiracy (De elva sammansvurna, 1997), written with her daughter Ann Fredriksson


  1. ^ Karin Thunberg (12 February 2007). "Jag ville ge en sannare bild av verkligheten" (in Swedish). Svenska Dagbladet. Retrieved 14 January 2020.

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