JONAS KARLSSON (B. 1971) writes plays, screenplays and fiction. One of Sweden’s most prominent actors, Karlsson has performed on Sweden’s premier stage at the Royal Dramatic Theatre and in several acclaimed feature films and television series. 

IN 2005, KARLSSON made his debut as a playwright, earning rave reviews from audience and critics alike. Spurred by the joy of writing for the stage, Karlsson began writing fiction. With an actor’s ear for the silences that endow dialogue with meaning and a singular ability to register moods and emotions, Jonas Karlsson has blossomed into one of Scandinavia’s finest literary authors. 

AFTER THREE NOVELS and several short story collections as well as novellas published to date he has been awarded the Ludvig Nordström Award 2018 for The Second Goal, The Perfect Friend and The Rules of the Game. His latest publication is the collective novel New People in the Wrong Order.