Fredrik Backman

Fredrik Backman (b. 1981), made his literary debut in 2012 with the global sensation A Man Called Ove. Wickedly funny, touching and wise, Fredrik Backman’s novels are odysseys of the ordinary man and woman, and stunningly moving tales of everyday courage. To date Fredrik Backman has written four highly acclaimed novels, one heartfelt novella about life and love, and one non-fiction book about parenthood. His books have sold more than 5 million copies in 43 languages and the film adaptation of A Man Called Ove has been nominated for two Academy Awards.

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Fredrik Backman dominates the New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman is dominating the New York Times Best Seller List for paperback fiction with three novels on the list. A Man Called Ove rises to the No. 1 spot yet again in its 59th week, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry follows at No. 6 in its 43rd week, and for the first time on the list, Britt-Marie Was Here lands the No. 9 spot.

On the combined print and eBook list, A Man Called Ove appears at No. 4, which marks its 38th week on that particular list.

Fredrik Backman No. 1 on all independent lists in the US

A Man Called Ove is No. 1 on all the US regional independent bestseller lists. It is joined by My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, which likewise features on all the lists.

On the New York Times Best Seller List, A Man Called Ove claims the No. 2 spot on the paperback list. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry comes in at No. 4. A Man Called Ove is also No. 2 on the combined print and eBook list.

Fredrik Backman ‘Author of the Year’

The readers of the Swedish magazine Vision have chosen Fredrik Backman as 2016’s ‘Author of the Year’. He receives the award for his latest novel Beartown. Previous winners include Leif GW Persson and Jonas Jonasson.

‘A Man Called Ove’ nominated for two Academy Awards

The film adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove has been nominated for two Academy Awards in the categories ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ and ‘Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling’. The winners will be announced at the 89th Academy Awards on February 26th.

‘A Man Called Ove’ 5th most sold novel of 2016 in the US

Fredrik Backman’s long-running international bestseller A Man Called Ove became the fifth most sold printed title in the US in 2016. The novel also reached the No. 8 position on the list of most sold Amazon Kindle titles.

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Fredrik Backman dominates the US independent lists

A Man Called Ove continues to dominate the US regional independent bestseller lists, hitting No. 1 on all but one of the nine lists. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry too features in the top 10 of eight of the lists, coming in just behind A Man Called Ove at No. 2 on the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association and Midwest Independent Booksellers Association’s lists.

On the New York Times Best Seller List, A Man Called Ove claims the No. 3 spot in its 53rd consecutive week on the list. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry places at No. 8 in its 37th week.

‘A Man Called Ove’ 5th most sold paperback in Germany 2016

2016 was yet another fantastic year for Fredrik Backman’s debut novel A Man Called Ove in Germany. The novel comes in at No. 5 on the list of most sold paperback novels of 2016, thus for the second year in a row claiming a spot on the annual bestseller list, and even climbing from its No. 7 position in 2015.

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry also makes an appearance among 2016’s most sold books, coming in just below at No. 13 on the same paperback list.

‘A Man Called Ove’ celebrates 1 year on the New York Times Best Seller List

2017 starts off with a bang as Fredrik Backman’s debut novel A Man Called Ove celebrates its official one year anniversary on the New York Times Best Seller List. The novel about the lovable curmudgeon Ove comes in at No. 2 on the trade paperback list, and No. 6 on the combined eBook and print list, where it has now featured for 31 weeks.

Fredrik Backman’s second work of fiction, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, likewise continues to charm readers, coming in at No. 7 in its 36th consecutive week on the trade paperback list.

‘A Man Called Ove’ rises to No.1 on the New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove has climbed to the No. 1 spot on the New York Times Best Seller List again. On the combined ebook and print list the novel climbs as well, this time to No. 3.

Fredrik Backman’s second novel, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, holds the No. 6 spot in its 35th consecutive week on the list.

‘A Man Called Ove’ shortlisted for the 2017 Oscars

The final nine contenders for best foreign-language film at the 89th Academy Awards have been announced, and the film adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove is on the list. A Man Called Ove, directed by Hannes Holm, was chosen by the Swedish Film Institute as Sweden’s candidate for the Oscars earlier this September. The official screening of all 85 international contenders then began in mid-October, when approximately 300 members of the Academy started viewing the nominated works.

The Academy Awards’ shortlist of the final five films competing for ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ will be announced on January 24th.

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‘A Man Called Ove’ and ‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’ on The New York Times Best Seller List

In its 50th consecutive week on The New York Times Best Seller List, A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman’s internationally bestselling debut novel, comes in at No. 2. On the combined ebook and print list the novel climbs again, this time to No. 5.

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry comes in at No. 6 in its 34th week on the list.

‘A Man Called Ove’ wins Best European Comedy at the European Film Awards

The feature film adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s international bestseller A Man Called Ove is the winner of the 2016 European Film Awards’ Best European Comedy Award. The film received the award this weekend at the gala held in Wroclaw, Poland.

In addition to taking home the award for best comedy, leading actor Rolf Lassgård was also nominated for the Best European Actor Award for his performance as the lovable curmudgeon Ove, and the film for the People’s Choice Award for Best European Film.

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‘A Man Called Ove’ stays at No.1 on the New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s debut novel A Man Called Ove is No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller List for the third week in a row. This marks the 49th consecutive week on the list for the novel, where it also appears at No. 6 in the combined print and ebook category.

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry continues to make a strong showing as well, staying at its No. 4 spot in its 33rd consecutive week on the list.

Fredrik Backman continues to dominate the US bestseller lists

A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman’s international bestseller, continues to place at the top of the US regional independent bookseller bestseller lists this week, and is No. 2 in its 46th week on the New York Times Best Seller List. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry is not far behind on the independent lists, and comes in at No. 6 in its 30th week on the New York Times Best Seller List.

Fredrik Backman’s recently published novella, And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer, also makes an appearance on the US independent lists, landing a No. 8 spot on two lists.

‘A Man Called Ove’ dominates the US bestseller lists

Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove continues to place at the top of the US regional independent bookseller bestseller lists this week, and is No. 2 on the New York Times Best Seller List. This marks the 45th consecutive week on the list for A Man Called Ove.

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry holds steady at No. 5 in its 29th week on the New York Times Best Seller List.

Jan Guillou, Arne Dahl and Fredrik Backman top the Danish bestseller list

Jan Guillou’s Real American Jeans, the sixth installment in The Great Century series, is the No. 1 best selling book in Denmark in the Literary Fiction category. Guillou is joined by Arne Dahl, who comes in at No. 3 on the Crime Fiction list with his latest novel Watching You.

Fredrik Backman’s non-fiction work Things My Son Needs to Know About the World also joins ranks, claiming the No. 5 position on the Literary Fiction list.

‘A Man Called Ove’ No. 1 and No. 2 throughout the US

Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove dominates the regional independent bookseller bestseller lists all across the US, coming in at No. 1 on every list. The novel continues to make a strong showing also on the New York Times Best Seller List, where it is No. 2. This week is A Man Called Ove’s 44th consecutive week on the list.

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry continues to climb as well, leaping up to No. 5 in its 28th week on the New York Times Best Seller List.

‘And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer’ published in the US

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove comes And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer, an exquisitely moving portrait of an elderly man’s struggle to hold on to his most precious memories, and his family’s efforts to care for him even as they must find a way to let go.

Grandpa and Noah are sitting on a bench in a square that keeps getting smaller every day. The square is strange but also familiar, full of the odds and ends that have made up their lives: Grandpa’s work desk, the stuffed dragon that Grandpa once gave to Noah, the sweet-smelling hyacinths that Grandma loved to grow in her garden.

As they wait together on the bench, they tell jokes and discuss their shared love of mathematics. Grandpa recalls what it was like to fall in love with his wife, what it was like to lose her. She’s as real to him now as the first day he met her, but he dreads the day when he won’t remember her.

Grandpa, Grandma and Noah all meet here, in this peculiar space that is growing dimmer and more confusing all the time. And here is where they will learn to say goodbye, the scent of hyacinths in the air, nothing to fear. This little book with a big message is certain to be treasured for generations to come.

“I read this beautifully imagined and moving novella in one sitting, utterly wowed, wanting to share it with everyone I know.”
-Lisa Genova, bestselling author of Still Alice

‘A Man Called Ove’ and ‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’ on The New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove doesn’t move from its No. 2 spot on the The New York Times Best Seller List, where it has now featured for 43 consecutive weeks. On the combined print and ebook list the novel is No. 7. Meanwhile, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry climbs a spot to No. 8 in its 27th week on the list.

‘A Man Called Ove’ and ‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’ on The New York Times Best Seller List

A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman’s international bestseller, remains a steady No. 2 in its 42nd consecutive week on The New York Times Best Seller List for paperback novels. The novel also returns to the ebook list at No. 9, and goes up to No. 5 on the combined print and ebook list.

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry comes in at No. 9 in its 26th week on the list.

‘A Man Called Ove’ and ‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’ on The New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove remains a steady No. 2 in its 41st consecutive week on The New York Times Best Seller List for paperback novels, and No. 6 on the combined print and ebook list.

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry comes in at No. 8 in its 25th week on the list.

Fredrik Backman on The New York Times and Der Spiegel’s Best Seller Lists

Fredrik Backman’s internationally bestselling debut novel A Man Called Ove celebrates its 40th consecutive week on the New York Times Best Seller List, coming in at No. 2 for the third week in a row. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry climbs a spot to No. 7.

A Man Called Ove also features prominently on the regional independent bookseller lists. The novel is No. 1 on all but three of the lists, where it is a strong No. 2. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry isn't far behind either, joining ranks with the other title on eight of the independent lists.

In Germany My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry is doing equally well, rushing up to the No. 8 spot on this week’s Der Spiegel’s best seller list. A Man Called Ove marks its 63rd consecutive week on the list.

‘A Man Called Ove’ and ‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’ on The New York Times Best Seller List

A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman’s debut novel, keeps its No. 2 placement on the New York Times Best Seller List, as does My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry at No. 8. A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry has now been on the bestseller list for 39 and 23 consecutive weeks, respectively. On the combined print and ebook list A Man Called Ove appears at No. 8 this week.

Fredrik Backman on The New York Times and Der Spiegel’s Best Seller Lists

Fredrik Backman’s My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry remains firmly entrenched at No. 8 in its 22nd week on The New York Times Best Seller List. A Man Called Ove meanwhile rises to No. 2 in its 38th consecutive week on the list, and No. 7 on the combined print and ebook list.

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry continues to make a strong showing also in Germany, where it appears at No. 6 on Der Spiegel’s best seller list.

‘Beartown’ published in Sweden

Winning a junior ice hockey championship might not mean a lot to the average person, but it means everything to the residents of Beartown, a community slowly being eaten alive by unemployment and the surrounding wilderness. A victory like this would draw national attention to the ailing town: it could attract government funding and an influx of talented athletes who would choose Beartown over the big nearby cities. A victory like this would certainly mean everything to Amat, a short, scrawny teenager who is treated like an outcast everywhere but on the ice; to Kevin, a star player just on the cusp of securing his golden future in the NHL; and to Peter, their dedicated general manager, whose own professional hockey career ended in tragedy.

At first, it seems like the team might have a shot at fulfilling the dreams of their entire town. But one night at a drunken celebration following a key win, something happens between Kevin and the general manager’s daughter—and the next day everything seems to have changed. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through all of Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected. With so much riding on the success of the team, the line between loyalty and betrayal becomes difficult to discern. At last, it falls to one young man to find the courage to speak the truth that it seems no one else wants to hear.

Fredrik Backman knows that we are forever shaped by the places we call home, and in Beartown, an emotionally powerful, sweetly insightful story, he explores what can happen when we carry the heavy weight of other people's dreams on our shoulders.

Fredrik Backman on The New York Times and Der Spiegel’s Best Seller Lists

Fredrik Backman’s My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry comes in at No. 9 in its 20th week on The New York Times Best Seller List. A Man Called Ove meanwhile celebrates its 36th consecutive week on the paperback list, appearing at No. 3. The novel also features on the combined print and ebook list at No. 6.

The novels make an equally strong showing in Germany, where A Man Called Ove has now been on on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for 59 weeks. While A man Called Ove is this week’s No. 9, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry continues to hold its No. 4 position.

‘A Man Called Ove’ chosen as Sweden’s Oscar contribution

The feature film adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s internationally bestselling debut novel A Man Called Ove is Sweden’s contribution to the 89th Academy Awards. A Man Called Ove was chosen by the Swedish Film Institute, who each year announces Sweden’s candidate for the Oscars. The Academy Awards’ official shortlist for ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ will be announced on January 24th.

‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’ and ‘A Man Called Ove’ on The New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry rises to No. 7 in its 19th week on The New York Times Best Seller List. A Man Called Ove remains a steady No. 2 in its 35th consecutive week on the list, and No. 7 on the combined print and ebook list.

‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’ and ‘A Man Called Ove’ on The New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry jumps up to No. 8 in its 18th week on the New York Times Best Seller List. A Man Called Ove likewise climbs the list, landing at No. 2 in its 34th consecutive week featured. It also occupies the No. 8 spot of the combined print and ebook list.

‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’ and ‘A Man Called Ove’ on The New York Times Best Seller List

A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman’s debut novel, keeps its No. 4 placement on the New York Times Best Seller List, as does My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry at No. 10. A Man Called Ove and My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry has now been on the bestseller list for 33 and 17 consecutive weeks, respectively.

‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’ and ‘A Man Called Ove’ on The New York Times Best Seller List

A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman’s debut novel, is No. 4 on the New York Times Best Seller List. It is the novel’s 32nd consecutive week on the bestseller list, and it’s joined by My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry at No. 10. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry has now been on the bestseller list for 16 consecutive weeks.

‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’ and ‘A Man Called Ove’ on The New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry comes in at No. 8 in its 15th week on The New York Times Best Seller List for paperback novels. A Man Called Ove remains a steady No. 4 in its 31st consecutive week on the list, and No. 10 on the combined print and ebook list.

‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’ and ‘A Man Called Ove’ on The New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry is No. 6 on the New York Times Best Seller List in its 14th week on the list. A Man Called Ove, Backman’s debut novel, comes in at No. 4. As A Man Called Ove celebrates its 30th consecutive week on the paperback list, it also climbs the the combined print and eBook list, leaping up to No. 7.

Fredrik Backman celebrates anniversary on the German bestseller list

Fredrik Backman’s My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry and A Man Called Ove continue to feature at the top of the paperback bestseller list in Germany. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry comes in at No. 2 while A Man Called Ove celebrates its one year anniversary on the list at No. 6. The recently published Britt-Marie Was Here continues to climb the bestseller list for hardback novels.

‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’ and ‘A Man Called Ove’ on The New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s novels are still going strong on The New York Times Best Seller List. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry comes in at No. 5 in its 13th week on the list, and A Man Called Ove is No. 3. This marks the 29th week for A Man Called Ove on the paperback list, but the novel also remains also a steady No. 9 in the combined print and eBook category.

‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’ and ‘A Man Called Ove’ on The New York Times Best Seller List

A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman’s debut novel, is No. 3 on the New York Times Best Seller List. It’s the novel’s 25th consecutive week on the bestseller list, and it is joined by My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, Fredrik Backman’s second work of fiction. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry too remains a steady top ten favorite, coming in at No. 7 in its 9th consecutive week on the list.

‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’ and ‘A Man Called Ove’ on The New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove jumps up once more to the No. 2 spot on the New York Times Best Seller List. This week marks the novel’s 24th consecutive week on the bestseller list. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry climbs the list as well, coming in at No. 5 in its 8th consecutive week featured.

Fredrik Backman on Shelf Awareness’ and New York Times’ top lists

Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove has been voted the No. 1 book club pick for May by 120.000 book club readers and 39.000 book clubs in the US. That places A Man Called Ove firmly at No. 1 on Shelf Awareness’ Top Book Club Picks in May. Fredrik Backman’s second novel, My Grandmother Told Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, is also listed as a Rising Star.

A Man Called Ove continues to place in the top also on The New York Times Best Seller List, coming in at No. 3 in its 23rd consecutive week on the list. My Grandmother Told Me to Tell You She’s Sorry follows closely behind at No. 6, having featured on the list for 7 consecutive weeks. On the combined print and eBook list, A Man Called Ove is No. 13.

‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’ and ‘A Man Called Ove’ on The New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry rises to No. 4 in its sixth week on The New York Times Best Seller List. A Man Called Ove remains a steady No. 2 in its 22nd consecutive week on the list, and No. 10 on the combined print and ebook list.

‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’ and ‘A Man Called Ove’ on The New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry comes in at No. 6 in its fifth week on The New York Times Best Seller List. Backman’s debut novel A Man Called Ove rises to No. 2 once more in its 21st consecutive week on the list.

‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’ and ‘A Man Called Ove’ on The New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry is back among the New York Times Best Seller List’s top ten, shooting up to No. 5 in its fourth week. It is joined by A Man Called Ove, which comes in at No. 3 in its 20th consecutive week on the list.

‘A Man Called Ove’ No. 2 on The New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove leaps up to No. 2 on the New York Times Best Seller List in its 19th consecutive week on the list.

In-depth article on Fredrik Backman’s US success in Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly May 9th issue dedicates a lengthy article to New York Times Best Selling author Fredrik Backman’s ongoing success in the US. His debut novel A Man Called Ove has recorded extraordinary sales and listings in the English language market as well as the international one, as have the novels that came after it: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry and Britt-Marie Was Here. For a look at the full article, click the “Read more” button below.

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‘Britt-Marie Was Here’ No. 1 on the LibraryReads list

Fredrik Backman’s Britt-Marie Was Here has been chosen as the No. 1 pick on the LibraryReads May 2016 list. Based on the nominations of librarians all across America, the LibraryReads list highlights the most highly anticipated books coming out that month. Vicki Nesting of the St. Charles Parish Library, LA, praises Backman’s third novel in her motivation:

“With its wonderful cast of oddball characters and sly sense of humor, this novel is sure to capture readers’ hearts. Highly recommended.”

‘A Man Called Ove’ No. 4 on The New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove remains steady at No. 4 on the New York Times Best Seller List in its 18th consecutive week on the list.

‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’ and ‘A Man Called Ove’ on The New York Times Best Seller List

The paperback of Fredrik Backman’s My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry is this week’s No. 10 on the New York Times Best Seller List, returning to the list for the third week in a row. It’s joined by A Man Called Ove, which remains a steady No. 4 in its 17th consecutive week on the list.

‘A Man Called Ove’ seen by 1,7 million moviegoers in Sweden

The award-winning film adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s novel A Man Called Ove has now been seen by over 1,7 million moviegoers in Sweden alone.

‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’ and ‘A Man Called Ove’ on The New York Times Best Seller List

The paperback of Fredrik Backman’s My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry is No. 8 on the New York Times Best Seller List, returning to the list for the second week in a row. It’s joined by A Man Called Ove, which celebrates its 16th consecutive week on the list, this time at No. 4.

‘A Man Called Ove’ No. 4 on Der Spiegel’s Best Seller List

In its 40th consecutive week on the official German bestseller list, the paperback of Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove has once more climbed to No. 4.

‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’ and ‘A Man Called Ove’ on The New York Times Best Seller List

The paperback of Fredrik Backman’s second novel, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, debuts at No. 7 on the New York Times Best Seller List. The novel joins Backman’s first title A Man Called Ove, which celebrates its 15th consecutive week on the list, this time at No. 6.

‘A Man Called Ove’ No. 3 on The New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove hits No. 3 on the New York Times Best Seller List in its 14th consecutive week on the list.

‘Britt-Marie Was Here’ No. 6 on the Indie Next List

Fredrik Backman’s Britt-Marie Was Here is No. 6 on the American Booksellers’ Association’s Indie Next List for May. Carol Schneck Varner of Schuler Books & Music, Michigan, hails Backman’s authorship in her motivation:

“Backman’s incomparable novels celebrate and revolve around unlikely protagonists: a curmudgeonly widower in A Man Called Ove; a girl on the autism spectrum in My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry; and now, Britt-Marie, an order-obsessed, cleanliness-loving woman of a certain age. Having left her two-timing husband, Britt-Marie takes a job in the small, depressed town of Borg, and magic begins to happen. Britt-Marie Was Here is another warm-hearted delight!”

‘A Man Called Ove’ No. 6 on The New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove makes its 13th consecutive appearance on the New York Times Best Seller List, coming in at No. 6 for the second week straight. A hit also in the eBook market, the novel additionally features in the list’s “Combined Print and eBook” category.

Fredrik Backman No. 6 on New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s international bestseller A Man Called Ove returns to the No. 6 spot in its 12th consecutive week on the New York Times Best Seller List. The American publisher has simultaneously announced that they will be making a 15th printing of the novel in paperback.

‘A Man Called Ove’ No. 7 on The New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove makes its 11th consecutive appearance on the New York Times Best Seller List, coming in at No. 7 for the second week in a row.

‘A Man Called Ove’ 3rd most seen film in Swedish cinemas ever

The award-winning film adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s novel A Man Called Ove has now been seen by over 1,6 million moviegoers in Sweden alone. This makes the film the most seen Swedish film since 1984, and the 3rd most popular Swedish film in cinemas ever.

‘A Man Called Ove’ No. 7 on The New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove is celebrating its tenth consecutive week on The New York Times Best Seller List, this week at No. 7.

Fredrik Backman No. 6 on New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s internationally bestselling novel, A Man Called Ove, has gone up to No. 6 on the New York Times Best Seller List in it’s 9th consecutive week.

‘A Man Called Ove’ No. 8 on The New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove is celebrating its eighth consecutive week on The New York Times Best Seller List, this week at No. 8.

‘A Man Called Ove’ seen by more than 1,5 million moviegoers

The success film adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s debut novel A Man Called Ove, has now been seen by over 1,5 million moviegoers in Sweden. This officially makes the film the most seen Swedish film since 1984, and the 5th most popular film in Swedish cinemas of all time.

Fredrik Backman No. 6 on New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s internationally bestselling debut novel, A Man Called Ove, is now No. 6 on the New York Times Best Seller List for paperback trade fiction.

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New Author - Fredrik Backman

Fredrik Backman (b. 1981) began his career in writing as one of Sweden’s most popular bloggers and columnists. He made his literary debut in 2012 with the publication of the international phenomenon A Man Called Ove. Wickedly funny, touching and wise, Fredrik Backman’s novels are odysseys of the ordinary man and woman, and stunningly moving tales of everyday courage. To date Fredrik Backman has written three full-length novels – all critically acclaimed No. 1 international bestsellers – and one highly praised work of non-fiction.