VJ Books Presents Author David Lagercrantz!
David Lagercrantz is the son of Olof Lagercrantz, a Swedish author and literary critic, and Martina Lagercrantz. Growing up in Solna and Drottningholm near Stockholm, he was hugely keen on sport.
He studied philosophy and religion and attended the School of Journalism in Gothenburg. At Expressen, a national daily paper, he covered some major crime stories including an infamous triple murder in the cemetery in the northern Swedish town of msele in 1988, which he would later write about in his book nglarna i msele (THE ANGELS OF AMSELE).
Lagercrantz made his debut as an author in 1997 with ULTIMATE HIGH, the story of Swedish adventurer Gran Kropp, who climbed Mount Everest without oxygen tanks or sherpas the week after one of the most tragic disasters ever to occur on the mountain. The book became a great success, both in Sweden and abroad, and enabled David to continue as an author.
In December 2013 David Lagercrantz signed a contract with the Swedish publishing house Norstedts and Moggliden AB (the company that oversees Stieg Larsson's literary estate) to write a new installment of Larsson's Millennium crime fiction series featuring Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist.
David's book, THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB, is the fourth in Stieg Larsson's Millenium series. It raced to the top of the bestseller lists all over the world, including in the USA, the UK, Spain, France, Italy and Germany. The fifth book in the series, THE GIRL WHO TAKES AN EYE FOR AN EYE, was published in September 2017.
Lagercrantz is a board member of Swedish PEN, an organization that campaigns on behalf of persecuted writers all over the world. He is also a supporter of The Reading Movement, a Swedish association that promotes reading and access to high-quality books for children as ways of improving their vocabulary and educational success.
He has three children and is married to Anne Lagercrantz, head of news and sport at Sveriges Television (SVT), Sweden's public service broadcaster. He lives in the Sdermalm neighbourhood of Stockholm...
David Lagercrantz Bibliography
Millenium Series Continuation (Stieg Larsson Original Series)
The Girl in the Spider's Web (Book #4)
- The Girl Who Takes and Eye for an Eye - 2017 (Book #5)
- Starfall - 2001
- Where the Grass Never Grows More - 2002
- The Undergrowth of the Childhood - 2003
- Heaven Over Everest -
- The Man That Wished His Sky
- Fall of Man in Wilmslow - 2009
- Ultimate High (Goran Kropp 8000+) - 1997
- The Angels in Amsele - 1998
- A Swedish Genius: The Story of Håkan Lans and the War He Started - 2000
- The Sky Over Everest (Himmel över Everest) - 2005
- I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic - 2011
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