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. 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

Hoffman & Grens

Roslund & Hellström

Ewert Grens

Roslund & Thunberg

Made in Sweden

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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.

Anders Roslund No. 1 in Sweden

Anders Roslund’s recently published Trust Me shoots to No. 1 on the official Swedish bestseller list for hardcovers. The novel also comes in at No. 1 in e-books, and No. 2 in audio.

‘Trust Me’ published in Sweden

Ewert Grens is doing great. An amazing little boy is calling him his pretend grandpa and for the first time in thirty years, there is a woman he wants to dress nicely for.

Why does it all then transform into a nightmare of lethal injections, slave and organ trade, and kidnappings? And how does it all lead to the murder of someone close to Ewert?

In this stand-alone installment in the Hoffman & Grens series, Anders Roslund cements his place among our time’s greatest suspense novelists. Trust Me is an unstoppable thriller where no one can be trusted.

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.

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