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Johan Theorin

Johan Theorin (b. 1963) began his literary career as a journalist and short-story writer, but has since gone on to receive international recognition as a writer of suspense novels. He is now considered to be one of the most talented authors of crime and mystery fiction in Scandinavia.

The author of five novels so far, Johan Theorin has attained international fame for his acclaimed Öland Quartet, a series of four novels set on the Baltic island of Öland and taking place during the four different seasons. The Öland Quartet has won Theorin not only the admiration of his readers and critics, but also a multitude of prestigious awards.

“If you like Stieg Larsson, try a much better Swedish writer”
-The Observer (UK)

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Leif GW Persson, Roslund & Thunberg and Johan Theorin nominated for the CWA International Dagger

Leif GW Persson, Roslund & Thunberg and Johan Theorin have all been nominated for the CWA International Dagger 2016. The novels nominated for the prestigious award are The Sword of Justice by Leif GW Persson, The Father by Roslund & Thunberg (written under the pen name Anton Svensson), and The Voices Beyond by Johan Theorin.

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Johan Theorin awarded The Finnish Academy of Crime Writers’ Special Commendation

Johan Theorin, author of the award-winning Öland Quartet, has been awarded The Finnish Academy of Crime Writers’ Special Commendation for ‘Excellence in Foreign Crime Writing’ 2016. An excerpt from the jury’s motivation reads:

“As a narrator Theorin is both powerful and full of surprises, drawing on elements from folklore and adding a touch of mystique to them. The reader is made to feel the magic of Öland, while at the same time being invited to share in the secrets that the seasonal tourists are unaware of. /.../ Psychological depiction is one of Theorin’s strengths. The Öland Quartet’s characters are unique and complex, and yet in most cases they still remain just ordinary people. Retired caption Gerlof Davidsson who features in all novels is advanced in years and physically weak, but still plays a central role when in the investigations. Even the people behind the misdeeds can be understood as their motives are revealed along as the story progresses.”

New Author – Johan Theorin

Johan Theorin (b. 1963) began his literary career as a journalist and short-story writer, but has since gone on to receive international recognition as a writer of suspense novels. He is now considered to be one of the most talented authors of crime and mystery fiction in Scandinavia.