Fredrik Bankler
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Björn Natthiko Lindeblad

Björn Natthiko Lindeblad (1961-2022) was a Swedish public speaker, meditation teacher and former Buddhist monk. In his mid-twenties Björn swapped his career as a business executive for life as a forest monk in the jungles of Thailand. There he was given the name Natthiko, meaning “one who grows in wisdom.” His book I May Be Wrong has won the hearts and minds of the Swedish people and tells the story of Björn’s life journey and the hard-won insights he’s gained into how one can live a more free and present life. The book, written in close collaboration with Björn’s friends and colleagues Caroline Bankler and Navid Modiri, became an instant No. 1 bestseller.

Caroline Bankler (b.1983 ) is a Swedish writer, producer and project manager. Caroline was the producer of Björn Natthiko Lindeblad’s acclaimed nationwide tour Keys to freedom.

Navid Modiri (b.1983) is a podcaster, speaker and author. He has worked as a TV- and radio host and is a popular speaker on the topics of creativity and diversity.


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Björn Natthiko Lindeblad’s international bestseller I May Be Wrong has been voted ‘Book of the Year’ by a wide margin on South Korean top book retailer YES24. It has also been bestowed by an award for ‘Book of the Year’ by Korean platform Bookseed, aimed at teachers and liberians.

The most sold books of 2022 in Sweden

The official list of the bestselling books of 2022 has just been released. Published towards the end of October, Lars Kepler’s The Spider performed a remarkable feat and became the most sold novel in Sweden of last year. Also featuring on the top 10 is Ia Genberg’s August Prize winning The Details which comes in at No. 9 on the fiction list, Björn Natthiko Lindeblad’s I May Be Wrong at No. 8 on the non-fiction list and No. 4 on the paperback list. The paperback list also sees Anders de la Motte & Måns Nilsson’s A House to Die For on the No. 2 spot and Liza Marklund’s The Polar Circle at No. 5, while Martin Widmark’s The Masquerade Mystery takes the No. 8 spot on the children’s list.

‘I May Be Wrong’ sold to 30 territories

Björn Natthiko Lindeblad’s highly inspirational life story and legacy keeps travelling the world; his awarded and No. 1 bestselling book I May Be Wrong is now sold to 30 territories!

In I May Be Wrong, the late Björn Natthiko Lindeblad, a former Buddhist forest monk, shared his hard-won insights into how one can live a more free and present life, improving one’s mental well-being in the process. Finding hope and beauty in the face of unfavorable odds, and drawing from his experiences of monastery life, where death was ever-present, he also reflected on what stood out as most important when things were coming to an end. Besides brimming with eye-opening perspectives, this life-affirming book further outlines helpful hands-on exercises we can use in our daily lives to find our inner peace.

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.

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.

Björn Natthiko Lindeblad No. 8 in the UK

Björn Natthiko Lindeblad’s I May Be Wrong enters the Sunday Times Bestseller List for hardcover nonfiction at No. 8 this week in the UK.

’I May Be Wrong’ selected as Editor’s Choice by The Bookseller

Ahead of its UK publication later this month, Björn Natthiko Lindeblad’s I May Be Wrong has been selected by British magazine The Bookseller’s editor Caroline Sanderson as an Editor’s Choice for the month of February. Sanderson describes the book as “[A] humble memoir imbued with all the wisdom [Natthiko Lindeblad] gained as a monk.”

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Björn Natthiko Lindeblad 1961-2022

With tremendous sadness we announce the passing of our beloved author and mentor Björn Natthiko Lindeblad. Through his moving book I May Be Wrong, his work as a public speaker and meditational teacher, he has inspired people all over the world to live a more free and present life. His candid and heartfelt reflections on his ALS diagnosis and on death have been a source of comfort for so many. We will miss him dearly and forever cherish his insights, wit and warmth. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.


The official Swedish bestseller lists for 2021

The official bestseller lists for 2021 in Sweden have been announced and the hardcover fiction list sees Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1795 at No. 2. This bestselling final part of Natt och Dag’s Bellman noir trilogy also appears at No. 5 on the e-book list, together with Liza Marklund’s acclaimed first installment in her highly anticipated new trilogy, The Polar Circle at No. 4.

Måns Mosesson’s intimate portrayal of Tim Bergling, Tim – The Official Biography of Avicii, grabs the No. 5 spot on the hardcover non-fiction list.

David Sundin’s children’s book debut and instant bestseller, The Book That Did Not Want To Be Read, comes in at No. 3 on the children’s list.

The paperback list sees Storm Watch, the first installment in the immensely popular August Strindberg series by Kristina Ohlsson, come in at No. 2 and Björn Natthiko Lindeblad’s beloved and moving non-fiction work, I May Be Wrong, at No. 5.

I May Be Wrong also claims the No. 2 spot on the audio list.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama embraces Björn Natthiko Lindeblad’s ‘I May Be Wrong’

His Holiness the Dalai Lama endorses Björn Natthiko Lindeblad’s I May Be Wrong with the following quote:

“With our potential to maintain a peaceful state of mind, it is possible to remain optimistic in the face of difficulties. Björn Natthiko Lindeblad, a former forest monk in Thailand, relates his experience of training to properly direct his thoughts which can benefit all.” – His Holiness the Dalai Lama

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