John Ajvide Lindqvist


LanguageSwedish, English

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2018Border (Feature) Novel. Meta Park & Kärnfilm
2017Let the Right One In (TV Series) Novel. Hammer Films
2012Vertical Village (Short) Short story. AUB Films
2010Let Me In (Feature) Novel/Screenplay. EFTI
2010Majken (Short) Short story. Jarowskij
2008Pappersväggar (Short) Short story. Gomfilm
2005Kommissionen - Förberedelser och avslut (TV Series) SVT
2005Kommissionen - Karlssonutredningen (TV Series) SVT
2005Kommissionen - Psaltaren 37:2 (TV Series) SVT
1999-2001Reuter & Skoog (TV Series) all 8 ep. 1999-2000, all 8 ep. 2001. SVT
1997Detta har hänt (TV Series) 1 ep. SVT


Swedish author, born 1968, grew up in Blackeberg, a suburb to Stockholm. He wanted to become something awful and fantastic. First he became a conjurer and came in second in the Nordic card trick championship. Then he was a stand-up comedian for twelve years. John Ajvide Lindqvist has written great parts of the tv series Reuter & Skoog as well as stage plays and tv drama. Låt den rätte komma in is his first novel. Selected as Best Novel in Translation 2005 in Norway. – Shortlisted for the Prize in Literature of the Swedish Radio. Winner of the 2008 Selma Lagerlöf Prize for Literature: ” For a body of work that encompasses masterly storytelling and a feel for the strong forces of horror and imagination."  Winner of GP:s Litteraturpris 2008. Nominated for the August Prize 2015. In the recent couple of years, Lindqvist has kept his strong position in the genre field by publishing independent yet connected collections of novels: I Am Behind You, I Always Find You, Our Skin, Our Blood, Our Bones and The Last Place.