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Måns Mosesson

Måns Mosesson is an investigative journalist and winner of Stora journalistpriset, Ikarospriset and the international award, Prix Italia. He has a background as a documentary producer at Swedish Radio and is currently working as an in-depth reporter at Dagens Nyheter.


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Lars Kepler, Martin Widmark and Måns Mosesson on the Swedish bestseller lists

Lars Kepler stays put at No. 1 on the hardcover fiction list with The Spider, the ninth Joona Linna novel. Martin Widmark similarly continues to occupy the top spots in the children’s fiction category, coming in at No. 1 with The Detective Mystery, No. 2 with The Gold Mystery, and No. 4 with The Music Mystery. Måns Mosesson makes a comeback on the non-fiction list with Tim – The Official Biography of Avicii, which lands the No. 4 spot.

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Måns Mosessson awarded Suicide Zero’s Dare to Share Award

Måns Mosesson has been awarded Dare to Share’s honorary award 2022 by the non-profit organization Suicide Zero for his book Tim – The Official Biography of Avicii. The award has since 2015 been handed out by Suicide Zero to journalists, editors, presenters, and writers who have produced outstanding work on the theme suicide. The motivation reads as follows:

“Author and journalist Måns Mosesson depicts in Tim – The Official Biography of Avicii, a young man’s quest to make his way in a music world that knows no restraints. Through interviews, text messages, email conversations and careful research, Måns Mosesson paints a story about the joy of creating and a young man’s strong drive and longing for recognition and success. Simultaneously, it’s a story of anxiety and anguish reflected through the dark underbelly of the performance society, the music industry and success. As a reader, you want to stop the course of events in its tracks and support the parent’s fight to have Tim get off what is a speeding train. Mosesson’s portrait is like a punch to the gut and a call to action to have all of us take mental health issues seriously as well as help each other safeguard the space needed for recovery, and to be true to ourselves.”

The Storytel Awards 2021 Shortlist Announced

The nominees for the Swedish 2021 Storytel Awards have been announced. The Storytel Awards have been bestowed since 2007 in Sweden to highlight the best audio books of the year. The awards are granted within six categories: Suspense, Fiction, Non-fiction, Feelgood, YA, and Children’s books.

Among the nominees for suspense are Kristina Ohlsson’s Icebreaker, Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s As You Sow, Jens Lapidus’ The No-Go Zone, Anders de la Motte & Måns Nilsson’s A House to Die For, Liza Marklund’s The Polar Circle, and Anders Roslund’s Trust Me.

The nominees within the fiction category includes Fredrik Backman’s The Winners and Jonas Gardell’s A Happier Year, and Simona Ahrnstedt’s The Queen of the Night is featured on the Feelgood list.

Meanwhile, Anders Hansen’s Brain Blues and Måns Mosesson’s Tim – The Official Biography of Avicii features on the Non-fiction list, and David Sundin’s audiobook The Audiobook That Did Not Want To End – Part 2, from the same universe as The Book That Did Not Want To Be Read, is in the running for the Children’s books’ award.

Readers will be able to vote for their favorite works until February 9, after which a jury will pick a winner among the three candidates with the most votes in each category.

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The official Swedish bestseller lists for 2021

The official bestseller lists for 2021 in Sweden have been announced and the hardcover fiction list sees Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1795 at No. 2. This bestselling final part of Natt och Dag’s Bellman noir trilogy also appears at No. 5 on the e-book list, together with Liza Marklund’s acclaimed first installment in her highly anticipated new trilogy, The Polar Circle at No. 4.

Måns Mosesson’s intimate portrayal of Tim Bergling, Tim – The Official Biography of Avicii, grabs the No. 5 spot on the hardcover non-fiction list.

David Sundin’s children’s book debut and instant bestseller, The Book That Did Not Want To Be Read, comes in at No. 3 on the children’s list.

The paperback list sees Storm Watch, the first installment in the immensely popular August Strindberg series by Kristina Ohlsson, come in at No. 2 and Björn Natthiko Lindeblad’s beloved and moving non-fiction work, I May Be Wrong, at No. 5.

I May Be Wrong also claims the No. 2 spot on the audio list.

The November bestseller lists in Sweden

Anders Hansen’s Brain Blues comes in at No. 1 on the official Swedish bestseller list for the month of November in the non-fiction category, followed by Måns Mosesson’s Tim – The Official Biography of Avicii at No. 2. Brain Blues also grabs the No. 1 spot on the audio list, accompanied by Fredrik Backman’s The Winners at No. 3 and Tim – The Official Biography of Avicii at No. 5. Kristina Ohlsson’s Icebreaker claims the No. 1 spot on the e-book list.


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.

Kiefer Lee;Annika Marklund; Stellan Herner; Linnéa Jonasson Bernholm; Stefan Tell; Thron Ullberg

The Adlibris Awards 2021

The nominees for 2021’s Adlibris Awards have been announced. Adlibris is the leading book retailer in the Nordics and the Adlibris Award was founded in 2019 to celebrate the site’s greatest titles. The 10 nominated titles in the 9 respective categories have been selected by a jury of Adlibris employees from all works published in 2021.

Fredrik Backman’s The Winners and Jonas Gardell’s A Happier Year are shortlisted in the ’Fiction’ category.

Amongst the nominated titles in the ‘Crime Fiction’ category are Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1795 and Liza Marklund’s The Polar Circle.

Måns Mosesson’s just published Tim – The official Biography of Avicii is nominated in the Non-fiction category.

Two titles by David Sundin are nominated in the ‘Childrens’ category – The Book That Really Did Not Want To Be Read is shortlisted for ‘Children’s 0-6’ while his upcoming Trollformler och besvärjelser is nominated for ‘Children’s 6-12’.

Fans have until December 8 to cast their votes in each respective category. The winners will be announced on January 25, 2022.

Click the “Read more” button below to cast your vote.

Photo credits: Kiefer Lee; Annika Marklund; Stellan Herner; Linnéa Jonasson Bernholm; Stefan Tell; Thron Ullberg

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‘Tim – The Official Biography of Avicii’ published in Sweden

The intimate biography of the iconic DJ who was lost too soon.

Like a firework against the night sky, the DJ and producer Tim Bergling exploded onto the music scene. A musical visionary who, through his sense for melodies, came to define the era when Swedish and European house music took over the world.

But Tim Bergling was also an introverted and fragile young man who was forced to grow up at an inhumanly fast pace. After a series of emergencies resulting in hospital stays, he stopped touring in the summer of 2016. Barely two years later, he took his own life.

Tim – The Official Biography of Avicii is written by the award-winning journalist Måns Mosesson, who was given unique access to Tim’s own notes, as well as interviews with Tim’s family, friends and colleagues in the music business. The book paints an honest picture of Tim and his search in life, not shying from the difficulties that he struggled with.