Anders Roslund

Anders Roslund (b. 1961) has published thirteen novels to date, both as part of the successful writing duos Roslund & Hellström and Roslund & Thunberg, and for the last couple of years under his own name. His books have been read by millions and he is the recipient of numerous prestigious international awards. 100 percent is his latest novel published under his 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 Petrona Award (Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year) UK – Jamåhonleva Knock Knock 2022
Shortlisted for MAX Zilveren Vleermuis award (Best Thriller of the Year) Netherlands – Sovsågott Sweet Dreams 2021
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
The Japanese Readers’ Award (Best Translated Crime Novel) Japan – Tre sekunder Three Seconds 2013
Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger (Best International Novel of the Year) UK – Två soldater Two Soldiers 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

Hoffman & Grens

Roslund & Hellström

Ewert Grens

Roslund & Thunberg

Made in Sweden

Related news

Roslund and Tuomainen shortlisted for the 2022 Petrona Award

The Petrona Award’s jury has just presented its shortlist for the 2022 Petrona Award for ‘Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year.’ The list of six nominees include Anders Roslund with Knock Knock and Antti Tuomainen with The Rabbit Factor.

The Judges have the following to say about each title:

“Another fine example of Roslund’s talent for seamlessly blending together a solid police procedural with a high octane thriller, leading to a gritty and fast-paced read set against his astute observations on the societal and political issues of contemporary Sweden.” – on Anders Roslund’s Knock Knock.

“[It] puts at its heart an ordinary man drawing on his previously undiscovered and extraordinary resolve, to carve out and keep his place in a hostile world, with often darkly funny results.” – on Antti Tuomainen’s The Rabbit Factor.

The winning title will be announced on Thursday 8 December 2022.

The October bestseller lists in Sweden

The official bestseller lists for the month of October are out, and Lars Kepler’s The Spider grabs the top spot on the hardcover list for fiction, coming in at No. 1 followed by Anders Roslund’s 100 percent at No. 5.

Martin Widmark’s The Masquerade Mystery comes in at No. 3 on the bestseller list for children’s, and Johan Theorin’s Weathered Bones is No. 2 on the list for paperback.

The 2022 Petrona Award longlist

The Petrona Award’s jury has just presented its longlist for the 2022 Petrona Award for ‘Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year.’ The list of twelve nominees include Katrine Engberg with The Butterfly House, Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger with Smoke Screen, Anders Roslund with Knock Knock, and Antti Tuomainen with The Rabbit Factor.

The shortlist is to be announced on 16 November 2022.

‘100 Percent’ published in Sweden

“So what you’re saying is that we are suddenly in some kind of … well, crime novel about serial killers? You know I don’t do such things, never have – for the simple reason that there are no Swedish serial killers, never has been.”

But, if they do not exist:
Why is a body drained of blood?
Why is another body crushed, bone by bone, and a third burned with various liquids?
How reliable is really a reliable piece of DNA evidence?
And – what really happened to criminal detective Ewert Grens, he who shot himself to end it all?

In this installment of the Hoffman & Grens series, Anders Roslund shows that he is one of the greatest crime writers of our time. 100 Percent is a ruthless thriller impossible to put away.

Roslund & Hellström’s ’CELL 8’ to premier on Viaplay

The adaptation of Anders Roslund & Börge Hellström’s award-winning crime novel Cell 8 premieres in the Nordics, Baltics and Poland on Viaplay today.

A man presumed dead is arrested on a ferry between Sweden and Finland, throwing detectives Mariana and her boss Ewert Grens into a series of mysterious events. The case soon reveals a personal connection not only to Hermansson herself, but to a Death Row prisoner in the US and a grieving parent consumed by revenge.

Set in Sweden and the US, Cell 8 is a multi-layered story about capital punishment, revenge and social legacy.

 

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.

To cast your vote, click “Read more” below.

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‘As You Sow’ No. 1 and ‘Trust Me’ No. 3 on the Swedish bestseller list for the third quarter

A round-up of the bestselling titles of July, August and September in Sweden has been released and it features Michael Hjorth and Hans Rosenfeldt’s ‘As You Sow‘ in the No. 1 spot across all genres. As You Sow is the seventh installment in the Sebastian Bergman series. Hans Roslund’s stand-alone installment in the Hoffman & Grens series, ‘Trust Me‘ nabs the No. 3 spot

 

Photo: Emil Eiman-Roslund

‘Sweet Dreams’ shortlisted for Dutch award

Anders Roslund’s Sweet Dreams has made it to the shortlist for the 2021 MAX Zilveren Vleermuis award in the Netherlands. A jury has selected the six titles that are now in the running for becoming the ‘Best Thriller of the Year.’ The winner will be announced during the annual book festival in Zoetermeer, October 24.

Anders Roslund No. 1 in Iceland

Anders Roslund’s Knock Knock, just published in Iceland, soars to No. 1 on the official bestseller list for the month of August.

‘As You Sow’ and ‘Trust Me’ top the Swedish July bestseller lists

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s As You Sow performs a hat trick on the monthly bestseller list of July, coming in at No. 1 in the hardcover, audio and e-book. Anders Roslund’s Trust Me likewise grabs three top placements, coming in at No. 2 on the same three lists.

‘Trust Me’ and ‘A House to Die For’ on the Swedish bestseller lists

Anders Roslund’s Trust Me continues to grab top spots on the official Swedish bestseller lists, coming in at No. 1 in audio and e-books this week. Anders de la Motte & Måns Nilsson’s A House to Die For climbs the same lists, featuring at No. 2 in e-books and No. 3 in audio.

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