Fredrik Bankler
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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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

Fredrik Bankler

Björn Natthiko Lindeblad awarded the Storytel Award

Björn Natthiko Lindeblad’s I May Be Wrong has been chosen as the winner of the ‘Best Non-fiction’ category in the 2021 Storytel Awards. A record number of 70.000 listeners voted forth the shortlist consisting 0f three non-fiction titles, and a jury went on to select the ultimate winner. The jury’s motivation for I May Be Wrong was as follows:

“An autobiographical tale that moves and invites [the listener] to reflect on life’s great questions. The author’s vulnerable, brave and humoristic audio rendition gives the listener a powerful and unique experience.”

Fredrik Bankler

Björn Natthiko Lindeblad winner of the Swedish Sound Award

Björn Natthiko Lindeblad has been awarded the Swedish Sound Award 2021 for ‘Voice of the Year’. The award is handed out by Bauer Media and Resumé and aims to highlight and praise creative use of sound. Natthiko Lindeblad is bestowed with the accolade for his moving audio rendition of his book I May Be Wrong. The motivation is as follows: “With great presence, heart and much warmth, the voice of the year is genuinely moving. A voice that truly spellbinds its audience and captivates the ear through its magic.”

Björn Natthiko Lindeblad No. 1 in Sweden

I May Be Wrong, Björn Natthiko Lindeblad’s moving non-fiction work and the most sold non-fiction title of 2020, is once again No. 1 in Sweden, topping week five’s bestseller list.

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