Fredrik Backman

Fredrik Backman (b. 1981), made his literary debut in 2012 with the global sensation A Man Called Ove. Wickedly funny, touching and wise, Fredrik Backman’s novels are odysseys of the ordinary man and woman, and stunningly moving tales of everyday courage. Up to now, Fredrik Backman has written six highly acclaimed novels, two heartfelt novellas about life and love, and one non-fiction book about parenthood. His books have sold more than 13 million copies in 46 languages and the film adaptation of A Man Called Ove was nominated for two Academy Awards. His latest novel, Anxious People, became an instant No. 1 New York Times Best Seller.

Awards

Shortlisted for LovelyBooks Leserpreis, Shortlisted for the Storytel Awards See full list
Shortlisted for Goodreads Choice Awards (Best Fiction) US – Folk med ångest Anxious People 2020
Shortlisted for the Book of the Year Award US – Folk med ångest Anxious People 2020
Ozon Book Awards (Best Fiction) Russia – En man som heter Ove A Man Called Ove 2020
Shortlisted for the Storytel Awards (Best Fiction) Sweden – Folk med ångest Anxious People 2019
LiveLib Readers’ Choice Awards (Best Translated Fiction) Russia – Björnstad Beartown 2019
LiveLib Readers’ Choice Awards (Most Anticipated Novel) Russia – Vi mot er Us Against You 2019
The Piraten Award Sweden 2019
Longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award 2019 Ireland – Björnstad Beartown 2019
LiveLib Readers’ Choice Awards (Best Translated Fiction) Russia – Britt-Marie var här Britt-Marie Was Here 2018
Shortlisted for LiveLib Readers’ Choice Awards (Best Translated Fiction) Russia – Britt-Marie var här Britt-Marie Was Here 2018
Shortlisted for Goodreads Choice Awards (Best Fiction) US – Vi mot er Us Against You 2018
Shortlisted for the Audie Awards 2018 (Fiction) US – Björnstad Beartown 2018
Longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award Ireland – Britt-Marie var här Britt-Marie Was Here 2018
Shortlisted for Der Leserpreis (Best Fiction of 2017) Germany – Björnstad Beartown 2017
Shortlisted for Goodreads Choice Awards (Best Fiction) US – Björnstad Beartown 2017
Shortlisted for Book of the Year Award Sweden – Björnstad Beartown 2017
Vision’s Author of the Year Award Sweden 2017
Nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Foreign Language Film and Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling) US – En man som heter Ove A Man Called Ove 2017
Longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award Ireland – Min mormor hälsar och säger förlåt My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry 2017
European Film Awards (Best European Comedy) Poland – En man som heter Ove A Man Called Ove 2016
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Bibliography

Novella

Beartown

Non-fiction

Stand-alone

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‘Anxious People’ one of Amazon’s Best Books of 2020

Fredrik Backman’s Anxious People has been named one of Amazon’s Best Books of 2020. Amazon.com’s editorial team each year chooses the best books of the year in popular categories, including Literature & Fiction in which Anxious People can be found.

In addition, the novel is included in the ‘Editors’ Holiday Gift Picks’ under the ‘Notable Novels’ feature.

‘Anxious People’ in the Goodreads Choice Awards’ final

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman has made it to the final round of the 2020 Goodreads Choice Awards in the “Fiction” category. The final voting round takes place between November 17 and 30, during which Goodreads members have one last chance to vote for their favorite in each category. The ultimate award winners in each category will be announced on December 8.

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‘A Man Called Ove’ winner of Ozon Book Awards 2020

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman is the winner of the Ozon Book Awards 2020 in the ‘Best Fiction’ category. Ozon is the Russian equivalent of Amazon and one of Russia’s largest book retailers.

‘Anxious People’ No. 1 in Russia

Fredrik Backman’s Anxious People has just been published in Russia and is currently No. 1 at Moscow Books – one of the country’s largest book retailers.

‘Anxious People’ nominated for the 2020 Book of the Year Award

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman is a nominee for the fifth annual Book of the Year Award.

The Book of the Year Award is the US book club Book of the Month’s prestigious and highly coveted ​prize, with nominees​ that represent some of the best and most popular fiction read by millennial women in 2020.

Starting on Thursday, November 13, the book club members will be able to vote for the best book of the year. The winner will be announced in December.

‘Anxious People’ in the semifinals of the Goodreads Choice Awards 2020

Fredrik Backman’s latest novel, Anxious People, has made it into the semifinal-round of the Goodreads Choice Awards in the Fiction category. The voting period for the semifinals ends on November 15, and a winner will be announced shortly after.

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‘Anxious People’ No. 1 in Canada

Fredrik Backman’s international bestseller Anxious People is No. 1 on the Canadian independent bookstores’ bestseller list for trade paperback fiction. The title has featured at No. 1 since October 19th.

Backman and Nesbø shortlisted for the 2020 Ozon Book Award

Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove and Jo Nesbø’s Knife (the twelfth installment in the Harry Hole series) are shortlisted for the Russian 2020 Ozon Book Award in the ‘Best Fiction’ category. Ozon is the Russian equivalent of Amazon and one of Russia’s largest book retailers. The winners will be announced on November 10.

‘Anxious People’ nominated for a 2020 Goodreads Choice Award

Fredrik Backman’s Anxious People is a nominee in the running for the 2020 Goodreads Choice Award for ‘Best Fiction.’

The Goodreads Choice Awards are the only major US book awards decided by readers. In the coming months, readers will get to participate in three rounds of voting in each of the twenty categories. The opening round will take place between October 27 and November 8.

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Outstanding reviews for ‘Beartown’

This weekend Beartown premiered on HBO to fantastic reviews. The acclaimed series is based on Fredrik Backman’s novel of the same name, directed by Peter Grönlund, and written by Anders Weidemann, Antonia Pyk and Linn Gottfridsson.

Beartown has among else been praised by the largest Swedish newspapers Aftonbladet, Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet, and Expressen.

Beartown is a home run. Hallelujah! HBO Nordics’ Beartown, based on Fredrik Backman’s novel, is unquestionably the best Swedish TV series of the year so far. /…/ The result is outstanding. A Swedish production that is strong, heavy and beautiful like a bear, with high quality in every aspect and a tight hold of the viewer from start to finish.” ★★★★
– Aftonbladet

”The best Swedish series right now. /… / So well acted and engaging that you can feel the ice burn in your cheeks.” ★★★★
– Dagens Nyheter

“Chilling drama from start to finish. The grand scale production Beartown is a well-made series about ice hockey and destructive masculinity.” ★★★★
– Svenska Dagbladet

”One of this year’s best Swedish TV experiences. /…/ With Beartown, Peter Grönlund and the screenwriters Anders Weidemann, Antonia Pyk and Linn Gottfridsson succeed in crafting a moral story that never runs out of steam. /…/ Big parts of the series feel like highly credible pieces cut from reality.” ★★★★
– Expressen

‘Anxious People’ an Indigo Best Books of 2020 title

Fredrik Backman’s latest title, Anxious People, has been selected as an Indigo Best Books of 2020 title. Indigo is Canada’s leading book retailer.

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‘Anxious People’ No. 1 in the US

In the US, Fredrik Backman’s Anxious People is No. 1 on the Washington Post hardcover bestseller list for week 39.

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