Klas Ekman

Klas Ekman (b. 1975) is an author and journalist who has penned several lauded music biographies and worked at a number of Sweden’s largest magazines and newspapers. In addition to his writing, Ekman works as the editorial director of the prestigious Swedish publishing house Volante. Capable People is his debut novel.

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‘Capable People’ published in Sweden

Johan and Anna, a pair of lovers in their mid-thirties, check into a small-town hotel in western Sweden. Johan has just left his wife for Anna and is now looking forward to a night of celebrating. But Anna has something different in mind: she has decided to call it quits. Her family is more important than her longing for happiness.

The weekend doesn’t turn out as either of them expected. A deadly mistake forces the pair to make a fateful decision then and there, and soon they are traveling down a nightmarish road that will change their lives – forever.

In Capable People, Klas Ekman weaves a lean, tight and incredibly gripping psychological thriller about ordinary people finding themselves in extraordinary circumstances, and how a fatal decision can lead to the downfall of one’s morals.

The author distinguishes himself by skillfully pulling the story through the darkest corners of the human psyche, displaying an expert touch for dialogue and multi-layered characters that together form a Hitchcockian page-turner that will stay with you long after reading.

Photo: Linnéa Jonasson Bernholm

New Author: Klas Ekman

Klas Ekman (b. 1975) is an author and journalist who has penned several lauded music biographies and worked at a number of Sweden’s largest magazines and newspapers. In addition to his writing, Ekman works as the editorial director of the prestigious Swedish publishing house Volante. Capable People is his debut novel.