Jonas Jonasson was born in the city of Växjö in southern Sweden in 1961.
Jonas first started writing when he was working as a journalist for a number of Swedish newspapers. He subsequently went on to start his own production company. After several years in the media industry, Jonas felt the urge to do something else. That was when the character of Allan Karlsson came to him and he started to write his first novel The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.
“An intelligent, very stupid book”
Jonas describing “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared”
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is a huge international success and has been published in 42 countries, selling more than eight million copies worldwide. In 2013 the book was turned into a major motion picture.
The international success was repeated with Jonasson’s second novel The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden, and his third novel Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All will be published in September 2015.
”Same, same but different”
Jonas comparing ”The Girl Who Saved The King Of Sweden” to his debut novel.