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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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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.

To see the list of nominees, click on “Read more”.

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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.

To see the list of the nominees and vote for your favorite, click “Read more” below.

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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.