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John Ajvide Lindqvist

Sweden (b.1968)

John Ajvide Lindqvist is a Swedish author, born in 1968. He grew up in Blackeberg, a suburb of 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, before writing Let the Right One In. That novel became a phenomenal international bestseller and was made into a film and a West End play, both called Let Me In. His books are published in twenty-nine countries worldwide.

Genres: Horror
   Let the Right One in (2007)
     aka Let Me in
   Handling the Undead (2009)
   Harbour (2010)
   Little Star (2011)
John Ajvide Lindqvist recommends
The Circle (2012)
(Engelsfors Trilogy, book 1)
Sara B Elfgren and Mats Strandberg
"The Circle is a story about group dynamics, identity, and finding one’s place in the world. Like all great books, it’s about how people handle the difficult task of becoming human beings, together with other human beings."
The Girl With All The Gifts (2014)
(Girl With All The Gifts, book 1)
M R Carey
"A great read that takes hold of you and doesn't let go."
The Home (2020)
Mats Strandberg
"Good characters, clever story, plenty of scares. A great read. Admit yourself to The Home right now."

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