Erik Axl Sund is the pen name of Swedish author duo Jerker Eriksson (b. 1974) and Håkan Axlander Sundquist (b. 1965). Previously, Håkan has worked as a sound engineer, musician and artist, and Jerker as the producer of Håkan’s electro punk band iloveyoubaby! and a prison librarian. The two are now full-time writers, but also run an art gallery together.
Erik Axl Sund is the author of The Crow Girl, The Hunger Fire and The Pythia’s Instructions. Together, the novels form the highly praised and internationally best-selling trilogy about Victoria Bergman, and were merged into a single volume called The Crow Girl.
The Crow Girl trilogy received the ‘Special Award’ from the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers in 2012. The academy highlighted the trilogy’s “hypnotically captivating psychoanalysis in crime fiction form.”
Erik Axl Sund has in addition to the Crow Girl trilogy written Glass Bodies, the first stand-alone installment in a new series around the theme of melancholy.
|Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Crime Novel of the Year) Sweden – Otid Paper Souls||2022|
|Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award Sweden – Dockliv Porcelain Dolls||2019|
|Shortlisted for the Mörda Award (Captivating Crime in Translation) UK – Kråkflickan The Crow Girl||2016|
|The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Special Award) Sweden||2012|
Erik Axl Sund’s Paper Souls claims the No. 7 on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for trade paperback this week, making it the title’s sixth consecutive week on the list.
Erik Axl Sund’s Paper Souls sails to No. 5 on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for paperback this week, celebrating the title’s fifth consecutive week on the list.
Erik Axl Sund’s Paper Souls climbs to No. 8 on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for paperback this week, making it the title’s fourth consecutive week on the list.
Erik Axl Sund’s Paper Souls, just published in Germany, jumps to No. 5 on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for paperbacks.
Dagens Nyheter, Sweden’s largest national newspaper, has announced a list of this year’s best crime novels which features and praises Erik Axl Sund’s Paper Souls, Anders de la Motte’s The Mountain King and Liza Marklund’s The Mire.
Anders de la Motte and Erik Axl Sund have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2022 Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award for ‘Best Swedish Crime Novel’. Anders de la Motte is nominated for The Mountain King and Erik Axl Sund for Paper Souls.
A young girl, without a name, has boarded a train in the north of Sweden and ended up in Stockholm. She’s arrested in connection with a brawl, and an investigation is conducted to determine her identity. Officers Jeanette Kihlberg, Jimmy Schwarz, and Nils Åhlund are assigned to the case.
It turns out to be a more demanding matter than anticipated. The girl’s presence is soon loosely tied to two murders out in the suburbs. For every new clue that emerges, the intricate pattern of connections seems all the more complex. Alongside the police investigation, the launch of the author Per Qviding’s latest novel is underway. The narrative revolves around a girl called Stina, who grows up in the northern parts of Sweden in the late 1800’s and is forced to emigrate to the US due to bad harvests and starvation. Qviding’s novel becomes interlinked with the ongoing investigation, sending those involved on an intense race against time.
Paper Souls is the original, macabre, and literary suspense novel by No. 1 internationally bestselling Erik Axl Sund. It’s a story about identity and what happens when we pursue a different path beyond our set roles and means, and beyond time itself. Is that possible? Or are we hopelessly bound by our material circumstances?
Erik Axl Sund’s Porcelain Dolls, the second installment in the Melancholia series, is No. 10 on this week’s Der Spiegel bestseller list for trade paperbacks in Germany.
Porcelain Dolls, the second installment in Erik Axl Sund’s Melancholia series, comes in at No. 8 on this week’s Der Spiegel bestseller list for trade paperbacks in Germany.
Erik Axl Sund’s Porcelain Dolls comes in at No. 7 on this week’s Der Spiegel bestseller list for trade paperbacks in Germany. This marks the novel’s eighth week on the German list.
Erik Axl Sund’s latest novel Porcelain Dolls claims the No. 5 spot this week on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for trade paperbacks in Germany.
Erik Axl Sund’s Porcelain Dolls is No. 6 on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for trade paperbacks in Germany. Arne Dahl claims a spot on the list as well, coming in at No. 8 with Friheten.