Who is Fredrik Backman?
Fredrik Backman, a renowned Swedish writer, blogger, and columnist, is widely recognized for his impressive literary works. Among his notable creations are A Man Called Ove, Things My Son Needs to Know about the World, and The Winners. Backman’s books have garnered immense popularity in Sweden and have been translated into more than twenty-five languages. He marked his entry into the realm of novel writing with the widely acclaimed A Man Called Ove, which later received a film adaptation. Furthermore, Filmlance, a Swedish production company, secured the rights to adapt his book Beartown into a television series.
2 June 1981 – Born in Stockholm, Sweden
Backman debuted as a novelist in 2012 with A Man Called Ove. He also released his non-fiction parenting book, Things My Son Needs to Know About the World, as part of his deal with the publisher. After his debut novel was translated into English in 2014, it remained on the best seller list for 42 weeks. Following the success of his first book, Atria bought the rights to his other novels and had them translated into English.
83,000 words, 337 pages, 9 hrs and 12 mins to read.
Published by Atria Books
4.38 out of 5 on Goodreads
The main series that Backman has written is the Beartown series, which we have a guide on in our Fredrik Backman Books in Order post.
There are a lot. Check out his profile from his agency for a full list.
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