Anders Roslund

Anders Roslund (b. 1961) has published ten novels to date as part of the successful writing duos Roslund & Hellström and Roslund & Thunberg. His books have been read by millions and he is the recipient of numerous prestigious international awards. Sweet Dreams is the second novel published under Roslund’s own name.

Roslund & Hellström

Award-winning journalist Anders Roslund (b. 1961) and ex-criminal Börge Hellström (1957-2017) wrote internationally bestselling crime novels together between 2004 – 2017. Roslund & Hellström’s novels are known for their brutal, dark realism and scathing social criticism.

“Roslund & Hellström are among the very best crime novelists around. They write with courage and intensity about the important issues of our time.”
Maj Sjöwall

“Roslund & Hellström combine exciting crime stories with scathing social criticism: strong, urgent, and terribly exciting.”
Liza Marklund

“If you’re looking for a guaranteed page-turner, pick up a crime novel by Roslund & Hellström.”
Leif GW Persson

“There is a brutal and dark realism in their stories which make Roslund & Hellström unique amongst Scandinavian crime writers.”
Jan Guillou

“Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom, the authors behind this pen name, have a knack for transforming social scourges into taut, gritty thrillers.”
New York Times

Roslund & Thunberg

In 2014, Roslund partnered up with acclaimed screenwriter Stefan Thunberg to write the Made in Sweden diptych – novels based on the real-life bank robberies carried out by Thunberg’s brothers, the so-called Military Gang, in the 1990s.

Awards

Shortlisted for the Storytel Awards (Best Suspense) Sweden – Sovsågott Sweet Dreams 2020
Shortlisted for the Book of the Year Award Sweden – Jamåhonleva Knock Knock 2020
Shortlisted for the Storytel Awards (Best Suspense) Sweden – Jamåhonleva Knock Knock 2019
Shortlisted for the Prix du Polar Européen (Best Crime Novel of the Year) France – Tre sekunder Three Seconds 2019
Shortlisted for the Storytel Awards (Best Suspense) Sweden – Tre timmar Three Hours 2018
Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel) Sweden – Tre timmar Three Hours 2018
Shortlisted for Vrij Nederland’s Thriller of the Year Award (Thriller of the Year) Netherlands – Tre timmar Three Hours 2018
Longlisted for The CWA International Dagger UK – Tre minuter Three Minutes 2018
Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel) Sweden – En bror att dö för The Sons 2017
The Konomys Award (Best International Suspense Novel of the Year) Japan – Björndansen The Father 2017
Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel) Sweden – Tre minuter Three Minutes 2016
Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger UK – Björndansen The Father 2016
Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger (Best International Novel of the Year) UK – Två soldater Two Soldiers 2013
The Japanese Readers’ Award (Best Translated Crime Novel) Japan – Tre sekunder Three Seconds 2013
Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Crime Novel of the Year ) Sweden – Två soldater Two Soldiers 2012
The CWA International Dagger UK – Tre sekunder Three Seconds 2011
Shortlisted for the Barry Award (Best British Novel of the Year ) UK – Tre sekunder Three Seconds 2011
The Romanian Crime Writers’ Club Award (Best Mystery & Thriller of the Year ) Romania – Box 21 Box 21 2010
Shortlisted for the Glass Key (Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year) Nordic countries – Tre sekunder Three Seconds 2009
The Great Readers’ Prize Sweden – Tre sekunder Three Seconds 2009
The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Novel of the Year ) Sweden – Tre sekunder Three Seconds 2009
Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year ) Sweden – Flickan under gatan The Girl Below The Street 2007
Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel ) Sweden – Edward Finnigans upprättelse Cell 8 2006
Shortlisted for the Swedish Booksellers’ Prize (Best Novel ) Sweden – Edward Finnigans upprättelse Cell 8 2006
The City Prize (Best Novel of the Year ) Sweden – Box 21 Box 21 2005
Shortlisted for the Swedish Booksellers’ Prize (Best Novel of the Year) Sweden – Box 21 Box 21 2005
The Glass Key (Best Nordic Crime Novel of the Year ) Nordic countries – Odjuret Pen 33 2005
Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year) Sweden – Box 21 Box 21 2005
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Bibliography

The Nameless Girls Diptych

Roslund & Hellström

Ewert Grens

Roslund & Thunberg

Made in Sweden

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The Storytel Awards 2020

The nominees for 2020’s Storytel Awards have been announced. Previously known as the Grand Audiobook Prize, the Storytel Awards have been handed out to the best audio books in Sweden since 2007. The awards are split into five categories: Suspense, Fiction, Non-fiction, YA, and Children’s books.

Among the nominees for the Suspense award are: Kristina Ohlsson’s Storm Watch, Anders Roslund’s Sweet Dreams, Stina Jackson’s The Last Snow, Lars Kepler’s The Mirror Man, and Hans Rosenfeldt’s When Crying Wolf.

Simona Arhnstedt’s Hearts on the Line meanwhile features on the list of Fiction nominees, and Björn Natthiko Lindeblad’s I May Be Wrong on the Non-fiction list.

David Sundin’s audiobook adaptation of his bestselling debut, The Book That Did Not Want To Be Read, is in the running for the Children’s books’ award. In its audio form, the book is called The Audiobook That Did Not Want To End.

Fans will be able to vote for their favorites till February 28, after which a jury will pick a winner among the three candidates with the most votes in each category.

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The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

This week on the official bestseller lists in Sweden, Anders Roslund places at No. 8 in the paperback category with Knock Knock, the first installment in the Nameless Girls Diptych. The sequel, Sweet Dreams, comes in at No. 3 on the audio list, and No. 6 in e-books. Also on the e-books list is Anne Holt, whose A Necessary Death is No. 8. Finally, Simona Ahrnstedt’s Just a Bit More is No. 10 in paperback.

The weekly Swedish bestseller list

Anders Roslund continues to feature with two titles on the official bestseller lists from Sweden. This week, Sweet Dreams is No. 4 in audio, No. 6 in e-book and No. 8 in hardcover, while Knock Knock is No. 5 on the paperback list. Also on the paperback list is Simona Ahrnstedt, claiming the No. 9 spot with Just a Bit More. Anne Holt meanwhile grabs the No. 4 position on the e-book list with A Necessary Death.

The weekly Swedish bestseller list

Anders Roslund’s Sweet Dreams claims the No. 3 spot on the e-book list week 32, also coming in at No. 4 in e-book and No. 8 in hardcover. The prequel, Knock Knock, features on the paperback list at No. 9.

The July bestseller lists in Sweden

The month of July sees Anders Roslund feature on the Swedish bestseller lists with his novel Sweet Dreams, which claims the No. 1 spot on both the hardcover and the e-book list, as well as the No. 2 spot on the audiobook list. Sweet Dreams’s predecessor, Knock Knock, grabs the No. 2 spot on the paperback list, as well as the No. 5 spot on the e-book list. Also on the paperback list is Simona Ahrnstedt’s Just a Bit More, claiming No. 7. Lina Bengtsdotter’s Beatrice nabs No. 5 on the audiobook list.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

This week sees Anders Roslund land the No. 1 spot in e-book, No. 2 spot in hardcover and No. 3 spot in audio on the Swedish bestseller lists, with his novel Sweet Dreams. Its predecessor Knock Knock meanwhile features at No. 4 on both the paperback and e-book lists. In the paperback category Roslund is also joined by Simona Ahrnstedt, who comes in at No. 8 with Just a bit More.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

This week Anders Roslund reigns the Swedish bestseller lists, claiming the No. 1 spot in both hardback and e-book as well as the No. 5 in audio with his recently published Sweet Dreams. Its predecessor Knock Knock also features at No. 2 in paperback and No. 8 in e-book. Lina Bengtsdotter's newly published Beatrice meanwhile makes an appearance in audio at No. 2, whilst Simona Ahrnstedt stays put at No. 6 in the paperback category with her Just a Bit More.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

This week, Anders Roslund holds the most top placements on the official bestseller lists in Sweden. Roslund’s Sweet Dreams is not only No. 1 in hardcover, it’s No. 1 in e-book as well, and No. 2 in audio. The prequel, Knock Knock, is No. 2 in paperback and No. 4 in e-book. Joining Roslund on the paperback list is Simona Arhnstedt, whose Just A Bit More stays firmly put at No. 6.

The June bestseller lists in Sweden

The month of June saw Anders Roslund appear with two books on the bestseller lists: Knock Knock at No. 7 on the paperback list, and Sweet Dreams at No. 7 in audio and No. 10 in e-book. Stina Jackson likewise grabbed a spot on the e-book bestseller list, coming in at No. 8 with The Last Snow.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Anders Roslund dominates the bestseller lists in Sweden this week, coming in at No. 1 on both the audio and e-book list with Sweet Dreams, which is also No. 5 in hardcover. The novel’s prequel, Knock Knock, is No. 3 on the paperback list, where Roslund is joined also by Simona Arhnstedt. Ahrnstedt’s just published paperback edition of Just a Bit More is No. 6 on the list.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Anders Roslund makes multiple appearances on week 25’s official bestseller lists in Sweden. His just published Sweet Dreams went straight to No. 1 in audio, while its prequel Knock Knock is No. 6 in ebook, as well as No. 7 in paperback and No. 8 in audio.

‘Sweet Dreams’ published in Sweden

The two girls were only four years old when they went missing on the same day. Now, they rest forever in the same graveyard. Except neither the girl beneath the white wooden cross, nor the girl named Linnea, are in their coffins.

To understand how the two girls are connected, criminal detective Ewert Grens and infiltrator Piet Hoffman have to enter into the darkest of worlds and fight their toughest, dirtiest and most dangerous battle yet.

After the international bestseller Knock Knock comes Anders Roslund’s stand-alone sequel Sweet Dreams – a breathtaking thriller where the difference between life and death is three years.

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