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. In 2005, Karlsson made his debut as a playwright, earning rave reviews from audience and critics alike. Spurred by the joy of writing for the stage, Karlsson began writing fiction. With an actor’s ear for the silences that endow dialogue with meaning and a singular ability to register moods and emotions, Jonas Karlsson has blossomed into a one of Scandinavia’s finest literary authors, with two novels and three short story collections published to date. He has been awarded with the Ludvig Nordström Award 2018 for his short story collections The Second Goal, The Perfect Friend and The Rules of the Game.
It has just been announced that Jonas Karlsson will play one of the roles in Universal Pictures’ movie The Snowman based on Jo Nesbø's international bestseller, alongside Michael Fassbender (X-Men, Steve Jobs), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence, Antichrist) and Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible: Rouge Nation, The Girl on the Train). The film is directed by Tomas Alfredson (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Let the Right One In) and is set to premier on October 13th, 2017.