Niklas Natt och Dag

Niklas Natt och Dag (b. 1979) debuted as an author with the historical literary novel The Wolf and the Watchman. Natt och Dag himself has an undeniable connection to Swedish history, being a member of the oldest surviving noble family in Sweden. When he isn’t writing or reading, Natt och Dag enjoys playing the guitar, mandolin, violin, or the Japanese bamboo flute, shakuhachi.
Niklas Natt och Dag lives in Stockholm with his wife and their two sons.

Awards

Shortlisted for LovelyBooks Leserpreis, Shortlisted for the Storytel Awards See full list
Prix Nouvelles Voix du Polar (Best Translated Crime Fiction - Finalist ) France – 1793 The Wolf and the Watchman 2020
The Icepick Translation Award (Best Translated Crime Fiction) Iceland – 1793 The Wolf and the Watchman 2020
City of Stockholm's Honorary Award Sweden 2020
Shortlisted for the Storytel Awards (Best Fiction) Sweden – 1794 1794 2019
Longlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger UK – 1793 The Wolf and the Watchman 2019
Shortlisted for the Golden Bullet Award Norway – 1793 The Wolf and the Watchman 2019
Shortlisted for LiveLib Readers’ Choice Awards (Best Crime Novel) Russia – 1793 The Wolf and the Watchman 2018
Storytel Awards (Best Fiction) Sweden – 1793 The Wolf and the Watchman 2018
Crimetime Specsavers Award (Crime Debut of the Year) Sweden – 1793 The Wolf and the Watchman 2018
Book of the Year Award Sweden – 1793 The Wolf and the Watchman 2018
The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Debut) Sweden – 1793 The Wolf and the Watchman 2017
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Bibliography

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The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Hans Rosenfeldt’s When Crying Wolf is No. 2 in hardcover on the latest Swedish bestseller list, claiming the No. 4 spot on the audio list as well. Simona Ahrnstedt debuts on the lists with her just published Hearts on the Line, which is No. 2 in e-book and No. 4 in hardcover. Finally, Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1794 comes in at No. 5 in paperback.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Hans Rosenfeldt’s When Crying Wolf is once again No. 1 on the official bestseller list for hardcovers in Sweden. The book also claims the No. 2 spot on the audio list. Jo Nesbø is another No. 1 bestseller on the lists: his The Kingdom comes in first in e-book, additionally landing the No. 3 spot in hardcover and No. 4 one in audio. Niklas Natt och Dag grabs the last placement in this week’s roundup, coming in at No. 5 in paperback with 1794.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Hans Rosenfeldt’s When Crying Wolf claims two No. 1 spots on Sweden’s official bestseller list this week, nabbing both the top position on the hardcover fiction list as well as on the audiobook list. Jo Nesbø’s The Kingdom grabs the No. 2 spot on the e-book list and shows up at No. 4 on both the hardcover list and audio list. Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1794 climbs the paperback list, appearing at No. 3 this week, and Kristina Ohlsson’s children’s horror title The Haunted Mansion’s Secret land at No. 4 on the children’s list.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Hans Rosenfeldt’s When Crying Wolf grabs the No. 2 spot on the official Swedish bestseller list for hardcovers this week. The just published title also features on the audio list, where it comes in at No. 5. Jo Nesbø’s The Kingdom claims the No. 3 spot in the same category.

Another newcomer is Kristina Ohlsson’s children’s horror title, The Haunted Mansion’s Secret, which debuts at No. 3 on the children’s list. The paperback list meanwhile sees Niklas Natt och Dag’s long-running bestseller 1794 land at No. 4.

‘The Wolf and the Watchman’ finalist for Prix Nouvelles Voix du Polar in France

Niklas Natt och Dag's debut novel The Wolf and the Watchman is one of two finalist titles vying for the coveted crime fiction award Prix Nouvelles Voix du Polar in France, in the category of translated fiction. It's now up to the readers to vote for the ultimate winner before the end of July. The winner will be announced in September.

‘The Wolf and the Watchman’ on the Spanish bestseller list

Niklas Natt och Dag's debut novel The Wolf and the Watchman continues its run on the Spanish bestseller list, now featuring in the country's top ten for the 18th week in a row. This week, the novel nabs the No. 8 spot.

‘The Wolf and the Watchman’ awarded with Icelandic Icepick Award

The Icelandic edition of Niklas Natt och Dag’s debut novel The Wolf and the Watchman, translated into Icelandic by Hilmar Hilmarsson, has been bestowed with the Icepick Award for the best translated crime fiction title of 2019.

The jury praises the novel as “extremely exciting, with a narrative that is compelling and beautifully written, and that Hilmarsson manages to convey in a very convincing and natural way in his translation.”

‘The Wolf and the Watchman’ on the Spanish bestseller list

For the 16th week running, Niklas Natt och Dag’s debut novel The Wolf and the Watchman finds itself in the top ten of the Spanish bestseller list. This week the novel nabs the No. 9 spot.

Niklas Natt och Dag bestowed with City of Stockholm’s Honorary Award

Niklas Natt och Dag has been granted with the prestigious City of Stockholm’s Honorary Award for 2020. The accolade is handed out to cultural practitioners within five fields that have been deemed of great influence to the cultural life of Stockholm. The award ceremony will take place in August in Stockholm City Hall.

The jury motivation was as follows: “Niklas Natt och Dag portrays Stockholm’s darker history. Much like a magician he conjures the reeking, violent destitution in the alleyways and backwoods we to this day inhabit. He has thus far published two installments in a trilogy, The Wolf and the Watchman and 1794, in a genre sometimes referred to as ‘Bellman Noir’. The language guides the reader back in time, without obstructing the experience of a breathlessly thrilling tale. The books have been lauded as crime novels, but are also stories about immorality and evil – and about those seeking compassion and justice, in spite of it all.”

Niklas Natt och Dag celebrates his 15th week on Spanish bestseller lists

The Wolf and the Watchman, Niklas Natt och Dag’s debut novel, nabs the No. 9 spot on the Spanish bestseller list this week. This means the novel has now accomplished the feat of appearing in the country’s top ten for fifteen consecutive weeks.

The April bestseller lists in Sweden

Stina Jackson’s The Last Snow features at the top of the monthly bestseller lists for April, coming in at No. 1 in audio and e-book, and No. 2 in hardcover. Anders de la Motte appears right beside her, his Rites of Spring appearing at No. 2 in audio and e-book and at No. 3 in hardcover.

Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1794 meanwhile claims the No. 5 spot in hardcover, and Arne Dahl’s Freedom is No. 3 in audio and No. 4 in e-book. Katrine Engberg’s long-running bestseller The Tenant is No. 8 in paperback.

Jens Lapidus makes his debut on the monthly bestseller list for children’s books, coming in at No. 5 with The Dillsta Gang and the Art Heist.

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‘1794’ on the Finnish bestseller list for April

Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1794 claims the No. 10 spot on the official bestseller list for fiction in Finland for the month of April.

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