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Thomas Engström

Thomas Engström (b. 1975) is an established writer and journalist, specializing in security policy affairs and foreign politics. During his academic and professional career he’s obtained a law degree with emphasis on International Law and Human Rights, as well as the title ‘Columnist of the Year’, and now most recently the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ ‘Debutant of the Year’ award for West of Liberty, the first installment in his Ludwig Licht Quartet. The novel follows the life of a former Stasi agent and CIA spy turned barkeep and freelance problem solver. Engström is also an experienced translator from English to Swedish, including works by Barack Obama, Mark Bowden and Ian Kershaw.

“With his books about the toughest German in the history of crime writing, Ludwig Licht, Thomas Engström has managed both to celebrate and to transform the classical spy novel. The style is tight, the darkness massive, the suspense unbearable and the sense of humour absolutely liberating.”
Arne Dahl

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Ludwig Licht Quartet

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Thomas Engström (b. 1975) is an established writer and journalist, specializing in security policy affairs and foreign politics. During his academic and professional career he’s obtained a law degree with emphasis on International Law and Human Rights.