Anders Hansen

Anders Hansen (b. 1974) is a psychiatrist, speaker, and popular TV show host with his own docuseries about the mysteries of the human brain. Hansen has published several bestselling books and is arguably Sweden’s favorite expert on the topic of the brain and health matters. To date, he has sold more than 2 million copies and spent nearly one consecutive year on the Swedish bestseller list.

“Anders Hansen’s work is the antidote to our modern-day struggles.”

Dr. Rangan Chatterjee, Physician and No. 1 international bestselling author.

Mats Wänblad

Mats Wänblad (b. 1964) is an author of children’s and young adult books. He also translates films and books, gives lectures on storytelling technique, and holds writing courses for all ages.


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The Adlibris Awards 2022

The nominees for 2022’s Adlibris Awards have been announced. Adlibris is the leading book retailer in the Nordics and the Adlibris Award was founded in 2019 to celebrate the site’s greatest titles. The 10 nominated titles in the 9 respective categories have been selected by a jury of Adlibris employees from all works published in 2022.

Ia Genberg’s The Details is shortlisted in the ’Fiction’ category.

Amongst the nominated titles in the ‘Crime Fiction’ category are Lars Kepler’s The Spider, Anders de la Motte & Måns Nilsson’s Death Goes Antiquing and Liza Marklund’s The Mire.

In the ‘Childrens’ category – Jonas Gardell’s The Story of the Little Sparrow is shortlisted for ‘Children’s 0-6’ and Martin Widmark’s The Masquerade Mystery is nominated for ‘Children’s 6-12’. Anders Hansen’s Brain Blues for Teens is nominated for the ‘Young Adult’ category.

The winners will be announced on January 25, 2023.

Adlibris most sold books in Sweden 2000-2021

Adlibris, the leading online book retailer in the Nordics, has published a list of its 15 most sold books in Sweden of the last 20 years. Featured on the list are Anders Hansen’s The Real Happy Pill, David Sundin’s The Book That Did Not Want To Be Read, Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove and Björn Natthiko Lindeblad’s I May Be Wrongeach performing a remarkable feat on the Swedish book market.

Adlibris has also revealed statistics of the best-selling books per year, where Liza Marklund’s Red Wolf and Last Will became the most sold titles in 2003 and 2006 respectively, Lars Kepler’s The Hypnotist the most sold title in 2009, A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman the best-selling title of 2013 and Anders Hansen’s The Real Happy Pill the most sold title in 2019.

More than 1 million copies sold of Anders Hansen’s books in Japan

Anders Hansen’s books has sold over 1 million copies in Japan. His title Insta-Brain was the most sold title of 2021 in Japan and has together with Brain Blues and The Real Happy Pill been #1 bestsellers.

Natthiko Lindeblad, Hansen and Wänblad on Sweden’s quarterly bestseller lists

Björn Natthiko Lindeblad’s I May Be Wrong is the No. 1 highest grossing non-fiction title of the first quarter of 2022 in Sweden, as well as the No. 4 highest grossing book across all genres. On the quarterly non-fiction list he is joined by Anders Hansen, whose book Brain Blues comes in at No. 2. Hansen’s collaborative title with Mats Wänblad, Insta-Brain Junior, meanwhile is the No. 1 highest grossing title in the quarterly list for children’s fiction.

Anders Hansen and Björn Natthiko Lindeblad winners of Nextory E-Book Awards

The Swedish e-book service Nextory has announced this year’s winners in their 2022 Nextory E-Book Awards, a prize that is annually handed out to the most read e-book titles of the previous year. Anders Hansen’s Brain Blues is the winner in the Society & Politics category and Björn Natthiko Lindeblad’s I May Be Wrong takes it home in the Biography & Reportage category.

The Storytel Awards 2021 Shortlist Announced

The nominees for the Swedish 2021 Storytel Awards have been announced. The Storytel Awards have been bestowed since 2007 in Sweden to highlight the best audio books of the year. The awards are granted within six categories: Suspense, Fiction, Non-fiction, Feelgood, YA, and Children’s books.

Among the nominees for suspense are Kristina Ohlsson’s Icebreaker, Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s As You Sow, Jens Lapidus’ The No-Go Zone, Anders de la Motte & Måns Nilsson’s A House to Die For, Liza Marklund’s The Polar Circle, and Anders Roslund’s Trust Me.

The nominees within the fiction category includes Fredrik Backman’s The Winners and Jonas Gardell’s A Happier Year, and Simona Ahrnstedt’s The Queen of the Night is featured on the Feelgood list.

Meanwhile, Anders Hansen’s Brain Blues and Måns Mosesson’s Tim – The Official Biography of Avicii features on the Non-fiction list, and David Sundin’s audiobook The Audiobook That Did Not Want To End – Part 2, from the same universe as The Book That Did Not Want To Be Read, is in the running for the Children’s books’ award.

Readers will be able to vote for their favorite works until February 9, after which a jury will pick a winner among the three candidates with the most votes in each category.

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‘Insta-Brain Junior’ published in Sweden

Do you know someone who hangs out in front of the screen a little too much? Perhaps they always choose the screen over some other fun activity. Maybe you have a little too much screen time yourself?

When the smartphones ended up in each and every pocket, we suddenly gained access to a fantastic world of possibilities, just the push of a button away. But what does hours and hours of screen time really do to our own and – perhaps most importantly – our children and adolescents’ brains?

In Insta-Brain Junior, you will learn to avoid the pitfalls of allowing the smart gadgets to take control of you and your life. You simply have to make sure to do other things as well! The book is based on (partially updated) facts out of Anders Hansen’s bestselling book Insta-brain from 2019, but modified into a completely new edition for the younger readers.

The November bestseller lists in Sweden

Anders Hansen’s Brain Blues comes in at No. 1 on the official Swedish bestseller list for the month of November in the non-fiction category, followed by Måns Mosesson’s Tim – The Official Biography of Avicii at No. 2. Brain Blues also grabs the No. 1 spot on the audio list, accompanied by Fredrik Backman’s The Winners at No. 3 and Tim – The Official Biography of Avicii at No. 5. Kristina Ohlsson’s Icebreaker claims the No. 1 spot on the e-book list.


The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

This week sees Måns Mosesson’s Tim – The Official Biography of Avicii claim the No. 1 spot on the hardcover non-fiction list for the second consecutive week, accompanied by Anders Hansen’s Brain Blues at No. 2. Fredrik Backman’s The Winners, just published in audio, enters the audiobook list at No. 1 this week, while Lars Kepler’s The Mirror Man sits firmly at No. 1 on the paperback list.


Anders Hansen’s ‘Insta-Brain’ the best-selling book in Japan

Anders Hansen’s Insta-Brain has been ranked as No. 1 in the 14th Oricon Annual Book Ranking 2021 in Japan. This officially makes it the best-selling book in 2021. To this day, the number of copies sold has exceeded 600,000.

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