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Niklas Natt och Dag

Niklas Natt och Dag (b. 1979) debuted as an author with the historical literary novel 1793. Natt och Dag himself has an undeniable connection to Swedish history, being a member of the oldest surviving noble family in Sweden. When he isn’t writing or reading, Natt och Dag enjoys playing the guitar, mandolin, violin, or the Japanese bamboo flute, shakuhachi.
Niklas Natt och Dag lives in Stockholm with his wife and their two sons.

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Lars Kepler and Stina Jackson No. 1 in Sweden

Lars Kepler’s seventh Joona Linna novel, Lazarus, refuses to budge from its No. 1 spot on the official Swedish hardcover, audio and e-book bestseller lists for week 49 (December 3-9). The long-running bestseller is joined at the top by Stina Jackson’s award-winning The Silver Road, which claims the last No. 1 spot, in the paperback category. Jackson also appears at No. 2 on the e-book list.

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt likewise feature on multiple lists with their A Higher Justice. The novel comes in at No. 3 on the hardcover list, and No. 4 on the audio and e-book list.

The hardcover list sees Jonas Gardell’s lauded In Memory of an Unconditional Love climb one placement to No. 4. Niklas Natt och Dag stays put at No. 3 on the paperback list with The Wolf and the Watchman, and Ulf Lundell’s Weekdays nabs a No. 3 position as well, on the audio list. Anders de la Motte’s Dead of Winter climbs the lists as well, coming in at No. 5 on the audio one.

The November bestseller lists in Sweden

On the official bestseller lists for November, Lars Kepler and Lazarus come in at No. 1 in the hardcover, audio and e-book categories. Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice is No. 2 in the same three categories, and Jonas Gardell’s In Memory of an Unconditional Love is No. 4 in hardcover. Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman comes in at No. 2 in paperback, and Anders de la Motte’s Dead of Winter is No. 4 on the e-book list.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

The official bestseller lists for the last week of November have been announced, and Lars Kepler’s Lazarus is back at No. 1 in hardcover and audio. Kepler also places second on the e-book list. Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice appears at No. 4 on the hardcover list, additionally claiming the fourth and fifth place on the audio and e-book lists. Last in the hardcover category’s top five is Jonas Gardell and In Memory of an Unconditional Love, at No. 5.

The paperback list sees Stina Jackson’s The Silver Road shoot to No. 2. Jackson’s debut novel comes in fourth on the e-book list. Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman also features on the paperback list, claiming the No. 3 spot.

Finishing this week’s bestseller list roundup is Ulf Lundell’s Weekdays, No. 3 in the audio category.

‘The Wolf and the Watchman’ chosen as Best Crime Novel of the Year by Adresseavisen

Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman has been chosen as Best Crime Novel of the Year by Adresseavisen. Adresseavisen is one of the largest daily newspapers in Norway.

Niklas Natt och Dag and Fredrik Backman shortlisted for LiveLib Readers’ Choice Awards 2018

Niklas Natt och Dag and Fredrik Backman have each been shortlisted for a LiveLib Readers’ Choice Award 2018 in Russia. LiveLib is the biggest readers portal in the country, much in the vein of Goodreads. Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman is shortlisted in the category ‘Best Crime Novel’, and Backman’s Britt-Marie Was Here in ‘Best Translated Novel of the Year’. The winning authors and titles will be announced on December 19th.

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Lars Kepler, Hjorth & Rosenfeldt, Niklas Natt och Dag, Jonas Gardell, and Anders de la Motte on the Swedish bestseller lists

Today the official Swedish bestseller lists for week 46 and 47 (November 12-25th) were released. Week 46’s lists saw Lars Kepler’s Lazarus come in at No. 2 on the hardcover list and at No. 1 on both the audio and e-book lists. Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice came in at No. 3 on the hardcover and audio lists, claiming also the No. 2 spot on the e-book one. Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman made a repeat appearance at No. 2 on the paperback list.

Week 47’s lists feature an extended cast of bestselling authors and titles: Lars Kepler, Hjorth & Rosenfeldt, and Niklas Natt och Dag stay put on the hardcover, e-book, audio and paperback lists, but are also joined by Jonas Gardell, whose In Memory of an Unconditional Love climbs the hardcover list once more to claim the No. 4 spot. Anders de la Motte’s Dead of Winter comes in just after, at No. 5. Dead of Winter also appears at No. 5 on the e-book list.

The most sold books of 2018 at Adlibris, Sweden’s biggest online retailer

Adlibris, Sweden’s biggest online retailer of books, has announced their most sold titles of 2018 thus far. The hardcover list is topped by Lars Kepler’s Lazarus at No. 1, followed by Leif GW Persson’s Master Detective Willy: the Story of My Career at No. 2, and Jonas Gardell’s In Memory of an Unconditional Love at No. 4.

Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman meanwhile claims No. 3 on the paperback list, which includes both fiction and nonfiction titles. Last out is the audiobook list, which also sees Kepler coming in at No. 1 with Lazarus, whilst Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman is No. 4, and GW Persson’s Master Detective Willy: the Story of My Career is No. 5.

Lars Kepler, Hjorth & Rosenfeldt, Niklas Natt och Dag, Leif GW Persson and Anders de la Motte on the Swedish bestseller lists

The second week of November sees Lars Kepler repeat last week’s feat of claiming three No. 1 placements on the official Swedish bestseller lists. Lazarus comes in first on the hardcover, e-book and audio list. It is closely followed by the sixth novel in Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s Sebastian Bergman series, A Higher Justice, which can be found at No. 2 on three lists as well: hardcover, e-book and audio. Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman likewise stays put at No. 2, on the paperback list.

Leif GW Persson’s memoir, Master Detective Willy: the Story of My Career, reappears near the top of the nonfiction list, coming in at No. 4. Anders de la Motte’s bestselling Dead of Winter, the third novel in the Skåne Quartet, also climbs the lists, coming in at No. 5 in hardcover.

The October bestseller lists in Sweden

The official Swedish bestseller lists for the month of October are out, and Lars Kepler’s Lazarus takes home three No. 1 spots in the categories hardcover, audio and e-books. Jonas Gardell’s In Memory of an Unconditional Love claims the No. 5 position on the hardcover list, and Anders de la Motte comes in at No. 5 in the audio category with Dead of Winter. Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman is No. 3 on the paperback list and No. 5 on the e-book one.

Lars Kepler, Hjorth & Rosenfeldt, Niklas Natt och Dag and Anders de la Motte on the Swedish bestseller lists

Lars Kepler doesn’t budge from the top of the Swedish bestseller lists, coming in at No. 1 yet again with Lazarus. The novel is No. 1 in three categories also this week: hardcover, audio and e-books. Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s just published A Higher Justice likewise claims multiple placements on the lists, coming in at No. 2 in hardcover and e-books. Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman meanwhile climbs a spot to No. 2 on the paperback list. Anders de la Motte’s third stand-alone novel in the Skåne Quartet, Dead of Winter, comes in at No. 4 on the e-book list.

Lars Kepler, Anders de la Motte and Niklas Natt och Dag on the Swedish bestseller lists

Lars Kepler and Anders de la Motte both score hat-tricks on the Swedish bestseller lists this week. Lars Kepler does so by claiming the No. 1 spot on the hardcover, audio and e-book lists with the seventh Joona Linna novel, Lazarus. Anders de la Motte rakes home three No. 4 placements on the same lists with his Dead of Winter. On the paperback list, Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman stays put at No. 3.

Lars Kepler dominates the Swedish bestseller lists, joined by Niklas Natt och Dag’s long-running bestseller

Lars Kepler’s just published Lazarus - the seventh Joona Linna novel - scores a hat trick on the official Swedish bestseller lists this week, coming in at No. 1 on the hardcover, audio and e-book lists. Niklas Natt och Dag’s long-running bestseller The Wolf and the Watchman comes in at No. 3 on the paperback list.

Jonas Gardell, Liza Marklund, Stefan Ahnhem and Niklas Natt och Dag on the Swedish bestseller lists

Jonas Gardell’s In Memory of an Unconditional Love is No. 1 on the Swedish hardcover list for the first week of October. Gardell is joined by Liza Marklund, who comes in at No. 4 with her recently published Black Pearl Farm. Just after at No. 5 comes Stefan Ahnhem and Motive X, which also claims the No. 3 spot on the e-book list and the No. 4 spot on the audio list. Niklas Natt och Dag and The Wolf and the Watchman occupy the No. 3 spot on the paperback list, also coming in at No. 4 on the e-book list.

The September bestseller lists in Sweden

The official bestseller lists for the month of September see many familiar titles in the top spots. On the hardcover list Jonas Gardell’s In Memory of an Unconditional Love comes in at No. 2, also making an appearance at No. 5 on the e-book list. Stefan Ahnhem’s fourth Fabian Risk novel, Motive X, claims the No. 4 spot on the hardcover list.

The paperback list has Anders de la Motte and Deeds of Fall at No. 2, and Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman at No. 3.

Jørn Lier Horst’s The Katharina Code claims the No. 2 spot on the e-book list.

Leif GW Persson’s Master Detective Willy: the Story of My Career meanwhile makes a repeat appearance on the nonfiction list, claiming the No. 5 spot.

And lastly on the children’s fiction list, Kristina Ohlsson’s third installment in the Monster Trilogy, The Mummy’s Riddle, places at No. 3.

Jonas Gardell, Stefan Ahnhem, Niklas Natt och Dag on the Swedish bestseller lists

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists remain largely unchanged the last week of September, and Jonas Gardell and Stefan Ahnhem once again claim the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on the hardcover list. Gardell with In Memory of an Unconditional Love, and Ahnhem with Motive X. Ahnhem also comes in at No. 3 on the e-book list and No. 4 on the audio list.

Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman likewise stays put at No. 3 on the paperback list, and comes in at No. 2 on the e-book list.

Niklas Natt och Dag wins Crimetime Specsavers Award for ‘Crime Debut of the Year’ and Bonnier’s Book Clubs’ ‘Book of the Year’

Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman was just awarded the Crimetime Specsavers Award 2018 for ‘Crime Debut of the Year’ at the Gothenburg Book Fair and won Bonnier’s Book Clubs’ ‘Book of the Year’ during yesterday’s fair day.

The jury of the Crimetime Specsavers Award 2018 says:

For a seething, stinking and nerve-racking depiction of Stockholm in the 1790s. The anything but predictable story and deeply complex characters are presented with a rich language and contemporary precision. The Sherlock Holmes-inspired detective Cecil Vinge has a moving destiny of his own and death is his constant companion throughout the story. In 1793, death was run-of-the-mill but this novel is anything but. The jury is thoroughly impressed by Niklas Natt och Dag’s debut. We love the free-spiritedness of the narrative and the disrespect towards the genre that feels confidently free and refreshing. Here we have a debut that doesn’t follow any rules or templates – but still manages to reach out and completely floor both readers and critics.

The jury of the Bonnier’s Book Clubs’ 2018 says:

A rich crime story from a bygone Stockholm – brilliantly told! The autumn of 1793, a mutilated body is found in Lake Fatburen on Södermalm. Cecil Winge of the Police Department and the city guard Cardell take on the case. But they are running out of time, Winge’s health is fragile and the coldest winter known to man is approaching. The characters, environmental descriptions and language perfectly interact!

Jonas Gardell, Stefan Ahnhem, Liza Marklund, Niklas Natt och Dag, Anders de la Motte and Kristina Ohlsson on the Swedish bestseller lists

Jonas Gardell’s In Memory of an Unconditional Love returns to the No. 1 spot on the weekly hardcover fiction list in Sweden, also claiming the No. 3 position on the e-book list. Stefan Ahnhem meanwhile debuts on the hardcover list with the just published Motive X, which comes in at No. 2. Motive X - the fourth Fabian Risk novel - is No. 2 also on the e-book list. Another strong debut on the hardcover list is Liza Marklund, just out with The Pearl Farm. Marklund places at No. 4.

The paperback list features two recurring bestsellers: Niklas Natt och Dag, who comes in at No. 3 with The Wolf and the Watchman, and Anders de la Motte at No. 4 with Deeds of Fall.

Finally there is the weekly children’s books bestseller list, where the third installment in Kristina Ohlsson’s Monster Trilogy, The Mummy’s Riddle, comes in at No. 5.

Anders de la Motte and Jonas Gardell No. 1 in Sweden

The weekly bestseller lists in Sweden have been announced, and Anders de la Motte and Jonas Gardell each claim one No. 1 spot. Anders de la Motte does so on the paperback list with his Deeds of Fall, and Jonas Gardell features at the top of the e-book list with In Memory of an Unconditional Love. Gardell also comes in at No. 2 on the hardcover list.

Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman climbs one placement to No. 4 on the paperback list. On the e-book list, Jørn Lier Horst and The Katharina Code stay put at No. 2, as does Arne Dahl’s Turmoil at No. 4.

The August bestseller lists in Sweden

The official bestseller lists for the month of August are out in Sweden, and on the hardcover fiction list Jonas Gardell’s new novel In Memory of an Unconditional Love comes in at No. 3. Just after Gardell comes Arne Dahl and Turmoil at No. 4. Dahl also makes an appearance on the e-book list, where Turmoil is No. 2.

Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman (1793) is No. 4 on the same e-book list, and No. 4 on the paperback list. Anders de la Motte’s second stand-alone novel Deeds of Fall is No. 3 in the paperback category.

Lastly, Leif GW Persson’s Master Detective Willy: the Story of My Career comes in at No. 2 on the nonfiction list, and No. 2 on the audio list.

Jonas Gardell, Leif GW Persson, Anders de la Motte, Niklas Natt och Dag and Jørn Lier Horst on the Swedish lists

On this week’s official bestseller list from Sweden, Jonas Gardell’s In Memory of an Unconditional Love shoots to the top of the hardcover fiction list, claiming the No. 1 spot. On the audio list Gardell comes in at No. 4. Leif GW Persson’s memoir Master Detective Willy: the Story of My Career places at No. 5 on the same audio list, and stays at No. 4 on the nonfiction list.

Anders de la Motte’s Deeds of Fall continues to hold the No. 1 spot on the paperback list and is joined by Niklas Natt och Dag who places at No. 2 with 1793.

Finally, The Katharina Code by Jørn Lier Horst places at No. 3 on the e-book list.

Jonas Gardell, Anders de la Motte, Leif GW Persson, Niklas Natt och Dag, Arne Dahl and Jørn Lier Horst on the Swedish lists

This week’s official bestseller lists from Sweden see Jonas Gardell at No. 3 on the hardcover fiction list with his just published In Memory of an Unconditional Love.

The paperback list is meanwhile topped by Anders de la Motte’s Deeds of Fall, coming in at No. 1. De la Motte is joined by Niklas Natt och Dag who places No. 4 with 1793.

Leif GW Persson makes a repeat appearance on the lists with his Master Detective Willy: the Story of My Career, which claims the No. 4 position on the nonfiction list and the No. 5 on the audio list. Arne Dahl’s Turmoil comes in at No. 4 on the same audio list, and No. 3 on the e-book one. Jørn Lier Horst’s just published The Katharina Code is No. 2 on the e-book list.

Arne Dahl, Niklas Natt och Dag and Leif GW Persson on the Swedish bestseller lists

Arne Dahl’s latest Berger & Blom novel, Turmoil, continues to stay on the Swedish bestseller list, claiming the No. 1 spot on the e-book list. It also holds the No. 3 spot on the audiobook list.

Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 stays in the top on the paperback list, coming in at No. 4 this week.

Finally, Leif GW Persson’s memoir Master Detective Willy: the Story of My Career comes in at No. 3 on the non-fiction list.

Arne Dahl, Leif GW Persson and Niklas Natt och Dag on the Swedish bestseller lists

Arne Dahl’s Turmoil debuts on the official Swedish bestseller list for hardcovers at No. 2. The third Berger & Blom novel also claims a spot on the ebook list, where it is No. 3.

Leif GW Persson’s Master Detective Willy: the Story of My Career comes in at No. 2 on the nonfiction list, similarly occupying a second spot on the lists in the form of a No. 3 placement on the audio list.

Lastly there is the paperback list, where Niklas Natt och Dag continues to place among the top authors and titles. His 1793 is No. 3 this week, and No. 2 on the ebook list.

Leif GW Persson dominates the July bestseller lists in Sweden

Leif GW Persson’s just published biography Master Detective Willy: the Story of My Career dominates the Swedish bestseller lists for the month of July. Persson claims the No. 1 spot on three lists in total: the nonfiction one, the audiobook one and the e-book one.

Ulf Lundell makes yet another repeat appearance on the hardcover list, coming in at No. 3 with Weekdays. Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 also reappears on the lists, placing No. 2 on the paperback list and No. 4 on the e-book list.

Ulf Lundell, Leif GW Persson, Niklas Natt och Dag and Jo Nesbø on the Swedish bestseller lists for June

Ulf Lundell’s Weekdays continues to feature heavily at the top of the official Swedish bestseller list, and on June’s hardcover list it comes in at No. 5. New on the list is Leif GW Persson’s memoir Master Detective Willy: the Story of My Career coming in at No. 1 on the audio- and e-book lists, and No. 2 on the non-fiction list. On the paperback list, Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 comes in at No. 4 and it holds spot No. 3 on the e-book list. Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst is No. 4 on the audiobook list.

Ulf Lundell, Niklas Natt och Dag and Jo Nesbø on the Swedish bestseller lists

Ulf Lundell’s Weekdays is No. 4 on this week’s official Swedish bestseller list for hardcovers. On the paperback list, Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 likewise comes in at No. 4, as does Jo Nesbø on the audiobook list, where The Thirst is No. 4.

Niklas Natt och Dag and Jo Nesbø on the Swedish bestseller lists

Niklas Natt och Dag continues to feature on the weekly Swedish bestseller lists, and on this week’s lists he makes a double appearance with his 1793. On the e-book list he claims the No. 3 spot, and on the paperback list he comes in at No. 4. Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst is No. 4 on the audiobook list.

Anders Roslund, Niklas Natt och Dag and Ulf Lundell on the Swedish bestseller lists for May

Anders Roslund’s thrilling Three Hours continues to feature heavily in the top of the official Swedish bestseller lists, and on May’s hardcover list it comes in at No. 2. Niklas Natt och Dag makes a double appearance with his 1793, which is No. 4 on both the paperback and e-book lists. Ulf Lundell’s just published Weekdays claims the No. 5 spot on the e-book list.

Ulf Lundell and Niklas Natt och Dag on the Swedish bestseller lists

On this week’s Swedish bestseller list, Ulf Lundell’s Weekdays, comes in at No. 5 on the list for hardcovers and No. 2 on the list for e-books. Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 stays on the paperback list, coming in at No. 5.

Ulf Lundell, Anders Roslund and Niklas Natt och Dag on the Swedish bestseller lists

New on the weekly Swedish bestseller list is Ulf Lundell’s Weekdays, coming in at No. 3 on the list for hardcovers and No. 2 on the e-book list. Anders Roslund’s Three Hours continues to feature on the list for hardcovers. This week, the novel comes in at No. 4. Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 likewise stays on the paperback and e-book lists, coming in at No. 3 on the paperback list and No. 4 on the e-book list.

Anders Roslund and Niklas Natt och Dag on the Swedish bestseller lists

Anders Roslund’s Three Hours continues to feature on the weekly Swedish bestseller list for hardcovers. This week, the novel comes in at No. 3. Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 likewise stays on the paperback and e-book list, coming in at No. 4 on both lists.

Niklas Natt och Dag shortlisted for the Crimetime Specsavers Award

Niklas Natt och Dag’s novel 1793 has been shortlisted for the 2018 Crimetime Specsavers Award in the category ‘Crime Debut of the Year’. The award is handed out to a new star on the crime novel scene and to authors who have contributed in adding something new to the thriller genre. The winner will be announced during the Gothenburg Book Fair in September.

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Anders Roslund, Niklas Natt och Dag, and Jo Nesbø No. 1, No. 3 and No. 5 in Sweden

Anders Roslund’s just published Three Hours claims the No. 1 spot on the official Swedish hardcover list. This marks the second week at the top for the novel, which entered the list at No. 1 last week. On the paperback list, Niklas Natt och Dag’s long-running bestseller 1793 comes in at No. 3. It also claims the No. 3 spot on the e-book list, where it’s joined by Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth at No. 5.

‘Macbeth,’ ‘Three Hours’ and ‘1793’ on the Swedish bestseller lists

The official Swedish bestseller lists for the month of April as well as the first week of May have been released.

For the first week of May the recently published Three Hours by Anders Roslund is No. 1 on the hardcover list. On the paperback list Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 stays put at No. 2 and is No. 5 on the e-book list. Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth claims the No. 3 spot on the same list.

On April’s bestselling list Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth is No. 1 on both the hardcover list and the audiobook list. On the paperback list Niklas Natt och Dag claims the No. 1 spot with 1793.

‘Macbeth,’ ‘Three Hours’ and ‘1793’ on the Swedish bestseller lists

The official Swedish bestseller lists for the last week of April have been released. Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth comes in at No. 4 on the hardcover fiction list and No. 3 on the e-book list. On the hardcover list we also see the just published Three Hours by Anders Roslund, coming in at No. 5. On the paperback list Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 continues to claim the No. 2 spot, and has climbed to No. 4 on the e-book list.

‘Macbeth’ and ‘1793’ on the Swedish bestseller lists

The official Swedish bestseller lists for the third week of April have been released. Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth comes in at No. 2 on the hardcover fiction list as well as the audiobook and e-book lists. Meanwhile, Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 claims the No. 2 spot on the paperback list, and stays put at No. 5 on the e-book list.

‘1793’ shortlisted for the Book of the Year Award

Niklas Natt och Dag’s brilliant debut 1793 has been shortlisted for Bonnier’s Book Clubs’ Book of the Year Award. Bonnier’s Book Clubs is the home of five Swedish book clubs, among them the biggest one in Sweden. The winning book and author will be announced during the Gothenburg Book Fair.

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‘Macbeth’ and ‘1793’ No. 1 in Sweden

The official Swedish bestseller lists for the second week of April have been released. Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth continues to dominate at the top, coming in at No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list as well as the e-book list. Meanwhile, Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 also stays put at No. 1 on the paperback list, and joins Macbeth on the e-book list, coming in at No. 5.

‘Macbeth’ and ‘1793’ No. 1 in Sweden

The official Swedish bestseller lists for the first week of April have been released. Jo Nesbø’s newly published Macbeth dominates at the top, coming in at No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list as well as the audiobook and e-book lists. Meanwhile, Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 rises to No. 1 on the paperback list, and joins Macbeth on the e-book list, coming in at No. 4.

‘The Thirst’ and ‘1793’ on the Swedish bestseller lists

The official Swedish bestseller lists for the last week of March have just been released. Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst climbs to No. 5 on the hardcover list for fiction, while Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 claims the No. 3 spot on the paperback list.

‘1793’ No. 3 in Sweden

The Swedish bestseller lists for February have been published and 1793, Niklas Natt och Dag’s brilliant debut, comes in at No. 3 on the e-book list.

Kristina Ohlsson and Niklas Natt och Dag on the Swedish bestseller lists

The Swedish bestseller lists for the first week of March have just been released. Kristina Ohlsson’s The Flood makes yet another appearance on the paperback list, this time at No. 5. She is joined by Niklas Natt och Dag and his debut 1793, which claims the No. 4 spot on the e-book list.

‘1793’ No. 2 in Sweden

Niklas Natt och Dag’s exceptional debut 1793 climbs to No. 2 on the Swedish bestseller list for hardcover fiction this week. This marks the novel’s sixth consecutive week on the list.

‘1793’ No. 4 in Sweden

Niklas Natt och Dag’s thrilling debut 1793 stays on the Swedish bestseller lists during the first week of February. The novel is found at No. 4 on the hardcover fiction list as well as the e-book list.

‘1793’ and ‘The Thirst’ No. 2 and No. 4 in Sweden

The official Swedish bestseller lists for January have been released and Niklas Natt och Dag’s brilliant debut novel 1793 is No. 2 on the hardcover fiction list. 1793 also appears on the e-book bestseller list, where it comes in at No. 2. Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst meanwhile comes in at No. 4 on the paperback list.

Lars Kepler, Niklas Natt och Dag and Kristina Ohlsson on the Swedish bestseller lists

Lars Kepler’s upcoming seventh novel in the Joona Linna series is No. 1 on the official Swedish bestseller list for hardcover fiction for the fourth week of January. It is joined by Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 at No. 4. 1793 also makes an appearance on the e-book list and climbs to No. 2. Kristina Ohlsson’s The Flood claims the No. 4 spot on the paperback list.

Niklas Natt och Dag and Jo Nesbø No. 2 and No. 5 in Sweden

Niklas Natt och Dag’s debut novel 1793 is No. 2 on the official Swedish bestseller list for hardcover fiction for the third week of January. 1793 also claims a spot on the e-book bestseller list, where it comes in at No. 3. Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst meanwhile comes in at No. 5 on the paperback list.

‘1793’ No. 1 in Sweden

Niklas Natt och Dag’s brilliant and thrilling debut 1793 is No. 1 on the official Swedish bestseller list for e-books during the second week of January. The novel also appears on the fiction bestseller list, coming in at No. 2.

The Swedish bestseller lists for December

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst jumps straight to No. 2 on the official Swedish list of the most sold paperback books of December 2017. Nesbø is joined by Anders de la Motte, who claims the No. 1 spot in two other categories - audio books and e-books - with his End of Summer. Niklas Natt och Dag’s lauded debut novel 1793 also appears on the ebook list, coming in at No. 3. On the children’s books list, Kristina Ohlsson continues to place in the top five with The Mystery on Eagle’s Cliff, coming in at No. 5 this month.

‘1793’ receives The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award for ‘Best Debut’

Niklas Natt och Dag’s gripping debut novel, 1793, has received The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award 2017 for ‘Best Debut’. The awarding jury lauds Natt och Dag and the novel, praising it as “A well-depicted historical murder mystery filled with cruelty as well as warmth and humanity.”

‘1793’ sold to 25 territories

Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 has now been sold to 25 territories! 1793 is Natt och Dag’s debut novel; a compelling, vivid, frightful and utterly fascinating portrait of Stockholm at the end of the 18th Century.

‘1793’ published in Sweden

The year is 1793. More than a year has passed since the death of Gustav III of Sweden and the nation is ruled with an iron fist by lord of the realm Gustaf Adolf Reuterholm. In the wake of the old king’s passing, trust has turned into a sparse commodity. Paranoia and whispered conspiracies can be found at every corner.

A mutilated body is discovered in the malodorous waters of Fatburen Lake on the island of Södermalm. Missing both its legs and arms, the body has been disfigured beyond recognition. Though Cecil Winge at the Stockholm Police is himself marked for an early death by consumption, he takes on the case of solving the mystery of the Fatburen corpse. Cecil soon finds himself entangled in a web of dark secrets and boundless evil, a web with threads reaching all the way to the upper echelons of Stockholm society.

In his debut novel 1793, Niklas Natt och Dag paints a compelling portrait of late 18th century Stockholm. Through the eyes of the novel’s four narrators the powdered and painted veneer of the era is peeled back to reveal the frightful yet fascinating reality hidden beyond the dry facts of history texts. With one foot firmly planted in literary tradition and the other in hardboiled suspense literature, Natt och Dag has with 1793 created an entirely new genre of suggestive and realistic historical noir.

New Author - Niklas Natt och Dag

Niklas Natt och Dag (b. 1979) debuted as an author with the historical literary novel 1793. Natt och Dag himself has an undeniable connection to Swedish history, being a member of the oldest surviving noble family in Sweden. When he isn’t writing or reading, Natt och Dag enjoys playing the guitar, mandolin, violin, or the Japanese bamboo flute, shakuhachi.
Niklas Natt och Dag lives in Stockholm with his wife and their two sons.