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country of citizenship: Sweden
language of expression: English, Swedish
educated at: Uppsala University
occupation: writer, screenwriter
award received: Glass Key award, Author of the Year, Palle Rosenkrantz Prize, Finnish Whodunnit Society, Ripper Award, Årets Hedersupplänning
Håkan Nesser (born 21 February 1950) is a Swedish author and teacher who has written a number of successful novels, mostly but not only crime fiction. He has won Best Swedish Crime Novel Award three times, and his novel Carambole won the prestigious Glass Key award in 2000. His books have been translated from Swedish into more than twenty languages.
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