Håkan Nesser worked as a secondary school teacher in Uppsala before becoming a writer full-time. One of Sweden’s most beloved authors, his crime novels have been extremely successful in both his home country and internationally, and have resulted in several films. Nesser was the first author to be awarded the prize for Best Swedish Crime Novel three times, and is the only writer ever to win the Danish Rosenkrantz Prize twice. He was also awarded the European Crime Fiction Star Award in 2010. Nesser’s books have been translated into more than thirty languages and have sold over twenty million copies worldwide.
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