We represent authors who belong to the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful writers from this corner of the globe.
Stefan Ahnhem (b. 1966) is one of the most successful new voices to appear on the Scandinavian crime fiction scene. Ahnhem is the author of the acclaimed Fabian Risk series.
- Women’s fiction
Simona Ahrnstedt (b. 1967) is one of Sweden’s best-selling authors and a licensed psychologist and cognitive behavioral therapist. Ahrnstedt is a spokesperson for books by women, for women and about women.
- Young Adult
Julie Andem (b. 1982) is the world-renowned Norwegian screenwriter and director of ‘SKAM’, the web series that became an unprecedented national and international success upon airing in 2015.
Fredrik Backman (b. 1981) made his literary debut in 2012 with the publication of the international phenomenon ‘A Man Called Ove’.
Heine Bakkeid (b. 1974) grew up in the rugged landscape of Northern Norway. ‘I Will Miss You Tomorrow’ is Bakkeid’s crime fiction debut, and has earned him the critics’ recognition as a virtuoso of darkly atmospheric suspense.
Lina Bengtsdotter (b.1977) is the author of the lauded Charlie Lager books, the series that established her cutting-edge authorship on the world stage.
Jonas T. Bengtsson
Jonas T. Bengtsson (b. 1976) stunned the Danish literary scene in 2005 with his critically acclaimed and prize-winning debut ‘Amina’s Letters’.
Annette Bjergfeldt (b.1961) is a Danish creative virtuoso. Besides writing bestselling fiction, she’s an award-winning and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and recording artist, a painter and a songwriting coach.
Jonas Bonnier (b. 1963) is a novelist, screenwriter and journalist. He was the CEO & President of the Bonnier Group from 2008 until 2014.
Steinar Bragi (b. 1975), of Reykjavík, Iceland, is the author of several books of poetry and prose. He debuted as a 23-year-old with the critically acclaimed poetry collection ‘Black Hole’.
Kaspar Colling Nielsen
Kaspar Colling Nielsen (b. 1974) is celebrated as one of the most original voices of contemporary Danish fiction.
Arne Dahl (b. 1963) is regarded as one of the finest literary crime writers of Scandinavia and has been awarded the premier crime writing awards of Germany, Denmark and Sweden.
Anders de la Motte
Anders de la Motte (b. 1971) made his crime fiction debut in 2010 with Game and has since become one of Sweden’s most beloved crime writers.
Klas Ekman (b. 1975) is an author and journalist who has penned several lauded music biographies and worked at a number of Sweden’s largest magazines and newspapers.
Katrine Engberg (b. 1975) is the internationally acclaimed and bestselling author of the Copenhagen series, hailed for its refreshing style and ingenious plots.
- Young Adult
Thomas Enger (b.1973) has distinguished himself as one of the most exciting new voices in Young Adult fiction, and received the prestigious Norwegian Uprisen award twice.
Finnish-Swedish Monika Fagerholm (b. 1961) is regarded as one of Scandinavia’s finest literary authors.
Acclaimed Norwegian artist Matias Faldbakken (b. 1973) has been unanimously hailed as the freshest new voice to emerge in Norwegian literature.
Jonas Gardell (b. 1963) is one of the greatest and most distinctive voices in Swedish literature today. The award-winning novelist, playwright, screenwriter and comedian is now back with ‘In Memory of an Unconditional Love’.
Hjorth & Rosenfeldt
Michael Hjorth and Hans Rosenfeldt make up the celebrated Swedish crime writing duo Hjorth & Rosenfeldt, authors of the internationally bestselling Sebastian Bergman series.
Johanna Holmström (b. 1981) of Sibbo, Finland, made her literary debut at only 22 years old with a collection of short stories, ‘Inlåst och andra noveller’.
Anne Holt (b. 1958) is one of Scandinavia’s most successful crime writers with 7 million copies sold around the world. Holt is a former Minister of Justice, Police Attorney, lawyer, journalist, and TV news editor and anchor.
Jørn Lier Horst
Jørn Lier Horst (b. 1970) has with his award-winning crime fiction novels about police inspector William Wisting joined the elite of Nordic crime writers.
Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger
Jørn Lier Horst (b. 1970) and Thomas Enger (b. 1973) are two of Norway’s most prominent authorships. Horst & Enger have now teamed up for a new bestselling crime fiction series.
Stina Jackson (b. 1983) is the author of the acclaimed ‘The Silver Road’. A runaway bestseller, the debut novel established Jackson as a rising new star within Nordic suspense.
Ingar Johnsrud (b. 1974) went from renowned Norwegian journalist to bestselling thriller writer overnight with the thriller ‘Those Who Follow’, the first installment in the Fredrik Beier trilogy.
Emma Karinsdotter (b. 1985) grew up in picturesque Ronneby, the city known as the heart of “The Garden of Sweden.” Before debuting as a children’s books author, Karinsdotter worked in the book and music industry as a project manager, and concert organizer.
Jonas Karlsson (b. 1971) writes plays and short fiction. One of Sweden’s most prominent actors, Karlsson has performed on Sweden’s premier stage and in several acclaimed feature films and television series.
Lars Kepler is the pseudonym of critically acclaimed husband and wife team Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril and Alexander Ahndoril, authors of the No. 1 internationally bestselling Joona Linna series.
Jens Lapidus (b. 1974) is the author of three of the best selling Swedish novels this past decade: ‘Easy Money’, ‘Never Fuck Up’ and ‘Life Deluxe’.
Björn Natthiko Lindeblad
Björn Natthiko Lindeblad (b.1961) is a Swedish public speaker, meditation teacher and former Buddhist monk.
Sofia Lundberg (b. 1974), a journalist and former magazine editor, is the debut author behind the Swedish word-of-mouth and blog sensation ‘The Red Address Book’.
Ulf Lundell (b. 1949) is arguably one of Sweden’s most influential cultural figures. Composer, songwriter, musician, artist and poet, Ulf Lundell is also a widely read novelist.
Tom Malmquist (b. 1978) is a highly acclaimed poet and the author of ‘In Every Moment We Are Still Alive’, the bestselling novel that took the literary world by storm upon its publication.
Journalist Liza Marklund (b. 1962) revolutionized the Swedish police procedural in the late 90s with ‘The Bomber’, the first book in a series that would become the most successful ever from a female Scandinavian writer.
Hedvig Montgomery (b. 1968) is a psychologist and family therapist with more than two decades of experience in the field. ‘Parental Magic’ is her modern day child-rearing bible.
Niklas Natt och Dag
Niklas Natt och Dag (b. 1979) works as a journalist and writer. His debut novel ‘The Wolf and the Watchman’ is a compelling portrait of his native Stockholm’s frightful and fascinating past.
Jo Nesbø (b. 1960) is a musician, songwriter, and economist, as well as one of the leading crime writers in the world.
- Children’s suspense
Kristina Ohlsson (b. 1979) is one of Sweden’s most successful authors of crime fiction and children’s books.
Finnish-Estonian novelist and playwright Sofi Oksanen (b. 1977) debuted in 2003 with ‘Stalin’s Cows’, earning the recognition of Northern Europe’s readers and critics.
Bobbie Peers’ (b. 1974) ‘William Wenton and the Luridium Thief’, the first book about the code breaking whizz William, had critics and readers alike spellbound upon its publication.
Leif GW Persson
Critically acclaimed and immensely popular Leif GW Persson (b. 1945) has over three decades chronicled the political and social development of modern Swedish society.
Frida Ramstedt (b. 1979) is a highly sought-after lecturer in trends, social media and entrepreneurship. She runs Scandinavia’s biggest interior design blog, Trendenser.se.
Hans Rosenfeldt (b. 1964) is the creator of the incredibly successful TV-series ‘The Bridge’ and ‘Marcella’ as well as the co-author of the No. 1 internationally bestselling Sebastian Bergman series, together with Michael Hjorth.
Anders Roslund (b. 1961) has published ten novels to date as part of the successful writing duos Roslund & Hellström and Roslund & Thunberg.
Roslund & Hellström
As the crime writing duo Roslund & Hellström, award-winning journalist Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström have established themselves as successors to the legendary Sjöwall & Wahlöö.
Roslund & Thunberg
Anders Roslund has worked as the Editor-in-Chief at Rapport and Aktuellt. Stefan Thunberg is a celebrated screenwriter whose work includes the hit films ‘Hamilton’ and ‘Jägarna 2’.
Anders Rydell (b. 1982) is an established journalist, editor and author of nonfiction. In his authorial career he has published several books, thereamong the acclaimed nonfiction work ‘The Looters’.
- Art & literary
Maja Säfström (b. 1987) is the New York Times bestselling illustrator and author of ‘The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts’.
Hassan Loo Sattarvandi
Hassan Loo Sattarvandi (b. 1975) was born in Teheran, and moved to Sweden when he was three years old. His debut novel ‘Still’ made an immense impact on the Swedish literary scene.
Yrsa Sigurdardóttir (b. 1963) is the bestselling and award-winning Icelandic crime author of the Thóra Gudmundsdóttir series as well as several stand-alone thrillers.
Sjöwall & Wahlöö
If any crime novels deserve to be called modern classics, it is the ten police procedurals about Martin Beck and his colleagues.
- Art & literary
Simon Stålenhag (b. 1984) is the internationally acclaimed author and artist behind ‘Tales from the Loop’ and ‘Things from the Flood’.
Simon Stålenhag & Anna Davour
Simon Stålenhag is the acclaimed author and artist behind ‘The Electric State’. Anna Davour is a science journalist at one of Sweden’s most well-respected science magazines.
Erik Axl Sund
Erik Axl Sund is the pen name of author duo Jerker Eriksson and Håkan Axlander Sundquist. Their dark and addictive trilogy about Victoria Bergman became an immediate success among critics and readers alike.
Johan Theorin (b. 1963) began his literary career as a journalist and short-story writer, but has since gone on to receive international recognition as a writer of suspense novels.
Markus Torgeby (b.1976) is a Swedish marathon and ultrarunner who at age 20 decided to trade urban life for a hut in the forests of Jämtland, northern Sweden.
Antti Tuomainen (b. 1971), crowned “The King of Helsinki Noir,” is one of Finland’s most acclaimed and award-winning crime fiction writers.
- Young Adult
Lise Villadsen (b. 1985) is the Danish breakout star behind a series of electrifying young adult novels centered around complex family dynamics and youth mental health issues.
Born in 1926, Per Wahlöö was a Swedish writer and journalist who, alongside his own novels, collaborated with his partner, Maj Sjöwall, on the bestselling Martin Beck crime series, credited as inspiration for writers as varied as Agatha Christie, Henning Mankell, and Jonathan Franzen.
Henrietta Westman (b. 1970) is a Swedish journalist. Her first book, ‘The Road to Vincent’, is the true story of the medical break-through that resulted in the birth of Vincent, the first baby to be born from a transplanted uterus.
Lina Wolff (b. 1973) penned her first full-length novel, Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs, in 2012 and it received instant acclaim, winning numerous awards. It was followed by the equally successful The Polyglot Lovers, which received the premier award for Swedish literature, the August Prize.