FORMER JOURNALIST MARIE Hermanson published her first book, a collection of stories inspired by old tales and myths entitled There Is A Hole In Reality in 1986.

IN 1995, HER novel The Host was shortlisted for the prestigious August Prize, while Clam Beach, published in 1998, became one of the bestselling paperbacks in Sweden. It has since been reissued as a modern classic.

ANOTHER OF HERMANSON’S novels, The Man under the Stairs, was adapted into a TV-series, broadcast by Swedish Television, and with The Devil’s Sanctuary she reached an even wider audience, both at home and abroad.

HERMANSON’S LATEST PROJECT is a series of historical crime novels set in Gothenburg in the 1920s.