With novels like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Snowman and Faceless Killers recognised as some of the best crime novels in the past twenty-five years, it is clear to see why Nordic writers are swiftly becoming the best in the business.
One of these writers is Swedish author Håkan Nesser whose array of works have won him the Best Swedish Crime Novel Award three times as well as the Glass Key Award. Nesser’s books include Human Without Dog, Carambole and the renowned Inspector Van Veeteren crime series.
The former teacher grew up in Uppsala, Sweden before moving to New York and later London where he resides as a full time author.
We were fortunate enough to speak with Nesser about his established literary career, overcoming writer’s block and why Swedish authors are no different than any other.
Watch the interview below: