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Lars Kepler

Lars Kepler is the pseudonym of critically acclaimed husband and wife team Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril (b. 1966) and Alexander Ahndoril (b. 1967), authors of the No. 1 internationally bestselling Joona Linna series. With eight installments to date, the series has sold 17 million copies in 40 languages. The Ahndorils were both established writers before they adopted the pen name Lars Kepler, and have each published several acclaimed novels.

“I’m a fan for life!”
Tami Hoag, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Boy

“Kepler treats us readers to a nonstop roller coaster of suspense, taking us deep into the hearts and minds of perfectly realized characters.”
Jeffery Deaver, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Goodbye Man

“Kepler’s characters, particularly Joona Linna, are always drawn sharp and deep, like scalpel cuts. Kepler’s prose unrolls as smoothly as a loop of razor wire. But it’s Kepler’s storytelling that really draws blood.”
A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Woman in the Window

Awards

Shortlisted for the Mofibo Awards (Best Crime & Suspense) Denmark – Spegelmannen The Mirror Man 2021
Shortlisted for the Storytel Awards (Best Suspense) Sweden – Spegelmannen The Mirror Man 2020
Adlibris Award (Best Crime Fiction) Sweden – Spegelmannen The Mirror Man 2020
Pocisk’s Best Translated Crime Novel Poland – Kaninjägaren The Rabbit Hunter 2019
Storytel Awards (Best suspense) Sweden – Lazarus Lazarus 2019
Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year) Sweden – Sandmannen The Sandman 2012
Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year) Sweden – Eldvittnet The Fire Witness 2011
Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year) Sweden – Paganinikontraktet The Nightmare 2010
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Bibliography

Joona Linna

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Lars Kepler’s ’The Mirror Man’ No. 4 in Canada

The eighth installment in Lars Kepler’s Joona Linna series, The Mirror Man, was just published in Canada and comes in at No. 4 on the Globe & Mail bestseller list.

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The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

This week sees Måns Mosesson’s Tim – The Official Biography of Avicii claim the No. 1 spot on the hardcover non-fiction list for the second consecutive week, accompanied by Anders Hansen’s Brain Blues at No. 2. Fredrik Backman’s The Winners, just published in audio, enters the audiobook list at No. 1 this week, while Lars Kepler’s The Mirror Man sits firmly at No. 1 on the paperback list.

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The weekly Swedish bestseller list

The just published Tim – The Official Biography of Avicii by Måns Mosesson enters the official Swedish bestseller list at No. 1 in both the hardcover non-fiction and audio category this week. Johan Theorin’s Weathered Bones, also just published, claims the No. 2 spot in hardcover fiction and comes in at No. 3 in e-book. Lars Kepler’s The Mirror Man grabs the No. 1 spot on the paperback list, while Kristina Ohlsson’s Icebreaker stays firmly put at No. 1 in the e-book category for the third consecutive week. Anders Hansen’s Brain Blues comes in at No. 2 in both hardcover non-fiction and audio and climbs to No. 4 on the e-book list this week.

Lars Kepler ‘Crime Author of the Year’

Lars Kepler is the winner of the 2021 Crime Author of the Year award, bestowed by BookBeat and the Crimetime Festival. The award is based on statistics from the three latest audiobooks by Swedish crime authors during the last 12 months and the winner was announced this weekend during an award ceremony at the Gothenburg Book Fair.

“The authorship Lars Kepler is a phenomenon in itself and is one of Sweden’s most popular through time, and data from hundreds of thousands of listeners gives us the answers as to why. Not only is their latest novel, The Mirror Man, the most listened to book of 2020 on BookBeat, our overall data shows us that users love and cannot stop listening to any of their three latest novels. Thus they are, amongst incredibly strong competition, worthy winners of the ‘Crime Author of the Year,’” says Anna Riklund, Head of Content at BookBeat.

Alexandra and Alexander Ahndoril say:
“We love that storytelling has returned to our country through audio books. We feel that our narrators Gunilla Leining and Jonas Malmsjö have a magical ability to highlight the dark and suggestive in our books. We are very happy and proud of this award, and deeply grateful that we have such fantastic listeners.”

Kepler shortlisted for BookBeat’s ‘Crime Author of the Year’

Lars Kepler is nominated for Bookbeat’s Crime Author of the Year 2021, an award that is completely data-driven and is based on how popular, listened to and liked the three latest novels from current Swedish crime authors have been during the past year.

The winner will be announced on September 25th at this year’s CrimeTime Festival in Gothenburg.

Lars Kepler No. 1 in Norway

Lars Kepler’s The Mirror Man, the eighth novel about Joona Linna, is No. 1 also this week on Norway’s official bestseller list for paperbacks.

Lars Kepler No. 1 in Norway

The Mirror Man, Lars Kepler’s eighth novel about Joona Linna, is No. 1 also this week on Norway’s official bestseller list for paperbacks.

The weekly Norwegian bestseller list

Lars Kepler and Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger reprise their placements on last week’s paperback bestseller list, coming in at No. 1 with The Mirror Man and No. 2 with Unhinged respectively. The e-book list meanwhile sees two names making a comeback: Katrine Engberg with The Tenant, which places at No. 3, and Anders de la Motte with Rites of Spring, which places at No. 4.

Lars Kepler and Horst & Enger No. 1 and No. 2 in Norway

Lars Kepler’s The Mirror Man makes its debut appearance on the official Norwegian bestseller list for paperbacks, going straight to No. 1. Just after at No. 2 comes Unhinged, Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s third title in the Blix & Ramm series.

The Mofibo Awards 2021

The Danish audio and e-book service Mofibo has announced this year’s nominees in the Mofibo Awards. The awards are split into six categories: Crime & Suspense, Fiction, Romance, Non-fiction, YA, and Children’s books.

Competing for the title of Best Crime & Suspense are: Katrine Engberg with Isola, Lars Kepler with The Mirror Man, Jo Nesbø with The Kingdom, and Stefan Ahnhem with X Ways to Die.

Annette Bjergfeldt’s debut title When Life Gives You Hippos is in the running for Best Fiction, while Simona Ahrnstedt features on the Romance shortlist with her Just a Bit More.

Lastly, the YA and Children’s categories see Lise Villadsen and Don’t Fall, Don’t Drown, Don’t Die and Bobbie Peers and The Explorers’ Club and the Turtle Cannon each grab a spot on the shortlists.

To cast your vote, click “Read more” below.

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The Storytel Awards 2020

The nominees for 2020’s Storytel Awards have been announced. Previously known as the Grand Audiobook Prize, the Storytel Awards have been handed out to the best audio books in Sweden since 2007. The awards are split into five categories: Suspense, Fiction, Non-fiction, YA, and Children’s books.

Among the nominees for the Suspense award are: Kristina Ohlsson’s Storm Watch, Anders Roslund’s Sweet Dreams, Stina Jackson’s The Last Snow, Lars Kepler’s The Mirror Man, and Hans Rosenfeldt’s When Crying Wolf.

Simona Arhnstedt’s Hearts on the Line meanwhile features on the list of Fiction nominees, and Björn Natthiko Lindeblad’s I May Be Wrong on the Non-fiction list.

David Sundin’s audiobook adaptation of his bestselling debut, The Book That Did Not Want To Be Read, is in the running for the Children’s books’ award. In its audio form, the book is called The Audiobook That Did Not Want To End.

Fans will be able to vote for their favorites till February 28, after which a jury will pick a winner among the three candidates with the most votes in each category.

To cast your vote, click “Read more” below.

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