JOHANNA HILDEBRANDT IS an award-winning war correspondent and author. Her breakthrough came with the bestselling trilogy The Story of Valhalla and the horror novel The Condemned.

IN 2002, SHE was awarded the prestigious journalism award Guldspaden for her book Blackout which describes her ten years in Bosnia as a war correspondent. In 2007, she was nominated for The Grand Journalist Prize following her accounts of the war in Iraq.

HILDEBRANDT WAS ELECTED a member of The Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences in 2012. She is the first woman in the Academy since its founding in 1796.

HER LASEST NOVEL, the nerve-wracking thriller Vanishing Act, is based on a real case within the Swedish secret service.