2015

The film adaption of Jonas Jonasson's first novel The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is nominated for Best Makeup & Hair at the Academy Awards (Oscars). The film follows the life of 100-year-old Allan Karlsson (played by Robert Gustafsson) and his fantastic life.

The other nominated films in the Best Makeup & Hair category are The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Jonas' new novel is now out in Danish, and received rave reviews in the major national media.

“The paths of morality are inscrutable. The world is always dramatic and hysterically funny when Jonasson writes. A fast-paced novel of epic proportions starring three likeable characters pushed into absurd situations. ”
- Jyllands-Posten

“Jonasson is a master of wit. You never weary of him. I take my hat off to his renowned imagination.”
- Børsen

“Johansson, after The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared and The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden, has written another fascinating story where anything, even the most incredible events, can happen. Its cast of outlandish characters amuse from beginning to end.”
- Søndag

“Jonas Jonasson is a master of the absurd and his seeming ingenuity makes us think about subjects we normally take for granted. He turns everything inside out, opening the reader’s eyes to the big and small things in life. Very amusing….”
- Berlingske

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The Italian publisher Bompiani is the first to publish Jonas Jonasson's new novel Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All,  after Sweden where it was relesed a month ago.

“A story as absurd as it is fun.”
- La gazzetta del mezzogiorno

“After selling millions of copies with his previous novels, Jonas Jonasson returns with his usual humor.”
- La gazzetta dello sporto

“Hitman Anders is characterized by biting intelligence and subtle irony. A comic novel that addresses some of the major social issues of this millennium. ”
- Il tempo
 

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October 5-7 was the first dates of the international promotion of Hitman Anders. Jonas went to Amsterdam to support the launch of the Dutch edition of his third novel. During an intense day at Hotel Ambassade he was interviewed by journalists from The Netherlands and Belgium.
 "I am thrilled about how Hitman Anders seems to be received here", says Jonas in a comment from Amsterdam.

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Jonas Jonasson third novel, Hitman Anders, is finally launched and introduced to the Swedish audience at the annual Swedish Bookfair in Gothenburg. The Swedish Bookfair is the largest annual litterature event in Scandinavia with its around 100.000 visitors in four days. Jonas met his readers, gave international interviews and talked about his new book in broadcasted national TV and radio.

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Jonas Jonasson’s most awaited new novel Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All was published in Sweden on September 23 2015, with a first print run of 100.000 copies in hard cover and the translation rights have already been sold to 20 countries. During the fall, the book is published in Norway, Denmark, Holland, Italy and Iceland, followed by Czech Republic, Finland, France, Korea, Spain, Germany, UK, US and Canada in spring 2016.

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The movie adaptation of Jonas Jonasson’s second novel The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden is now in the works, developed by the Hollywood-based Icelandic producer Joni Sighvatsson. Because the main character is South African, a big part of the film will be in English, as well as taking place in South Africa and Sweden.

Sighvatsson was an executive producer on the film version of The 100-Year-Old Man, and his film production company Palomar Pictures has already partnered with Telemunchen on The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden. Telemunchen was also the German partner on the film adaptation of Jonas Jonasson’s first book.

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The motion picture of The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared now screening in China!

This is the book and film promotion poster, in collaboration with the Swedish Embassy.

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The motion picture of "The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared" now screening in China!

This is the book and film promotion poster, in collaboration with the Swedish Embassy to China.

Read it all »

Happy to announce that Jonas Jonasson has received two prestigious awards at the 21st International Prague book fair: Book World Prague 2015. "The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden" won the prize for best audiobook and best translated bestseller fiction in 2014 at the fair.

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Jonas Jonasson has received two prestigious awards at the 21st International Prague book fair: Book World Prague 2015.

"The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden" won the prize for best audiobook and best translated bestseller fiction in 2014 at the fair.

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Jonas Jonasson has won third prize in the category Best foreign authors of 2014 for the book "The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared". The contest was organized by Mayakovsky Library in St. Petersburg, in collaboration with several foreign consulates and cultural institutions.

On Saturday, February 28, literature lovers from St. Petersburg could participate in a discussion about Jonas Jonasson and "The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared". The discussion was led by Associate Professor of Scandinavian languages Polina Lisovskaja and the Consul Louise Morsing.

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Jonas Jonasson has won third prize in the category Best foreign authors of 2014 for the book "The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared". The contest was organized by Mayakovsky Library in St. Petersburg, in collaboration with several foreign consulates and cultural institutions.

On Saturday, February 28, literature lovers from St. Petersburg could participate in a discussion about Jonas Jonasson and "The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared". The discussion was led by Associate Professor of Scandinavian languages Polina Lisovskaja and the Consul Louise Morsing.

Read it all »

The Girl who Saved the King of Sweden was the most sold book in Czech Republic in 2014. The hardback of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window And Disappeared was the fifth most sold book in the country, and # 16 on the list is the paperback edition of the same book.

The Czech publishing house Panteon has released a successful bind up edition of the two novels.

Read it all »

2015

The film adaption of Jonas Jonasson's first novel The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is nominated for Best Makeup & Hair at the Academy Awards (Oscars). The film follows the life of 100-year-old Allan Karlsson (played by Robert Gustafsson) and his fantastic life.

The other nominated films in the Best Makeup & Hair category are The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road.

Läs hela inlägget »

Jonas' new novel is now out in Danish, and received rave reviews in the major national media.

“The paths of morality are inscrutable. The world is always dramatic and hysterically funny when Jonasson writes. A fast-paced novel of epic proportions starring three likeable characters pushed into absurd situations. ”
- Jyllands-Posten

“Jonasson is a master of wit. You never weary of him. I take my hat off to his renowned imagination.”
- Børsen

“Johansson, after The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared and The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden, has written another fascinating story where anything, even the most incredible events, can happen. Its cast of outlandish characters amuse from beginning to end.”
- Søndag

“Jonas Jonasson is a master of the absurd and his seeming ingenuity makes us think about subjects we normally take for granted. He turns everything inside out, opening the reader’s eyes to the big and small things in life. Very amusing….”
- Berlingske

Läs hela inlägget »

The Italian publisher Bompiani is the first to publish Jonas Jonasson's new novel Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All,  after Sweden where it was relesed a month ago.

“A story as absurd as it is fun.”
- La gazzetta del mezzogiorno

“After selling millions of copies with his previous novels, Jonas Jonasson returns with his usual humor.”
- La gazzetta dello sporto

“Hitman Anders is characterized by biting intelligence and subtle irony. A comic novel that addresses some of the major social issues of this millennium. ”
- Il tempo
 

Läs hela inlägget »

October 5-7 was the first dates of the international promotion of Hitman Anders. Jonas went to Amsterdam to support the launch of the Dutch edition of his third novel. During an intense day at Hotel Ambassade he was interviewed by journalists from The Netherlands and Belgium.
 "I am thrilled about how Hitman Anders seems to be received here", says Jonas in a comment from Amsterdam.

Läs hela inlägget »

Jonas Jonasson third novel, Hitman Anders, is finally launched and introduced to the Swedish audience at the annual Swedish Bookfair in Gothenburg. The Swedish Bookfair is the largest annual litterature event in Scandinavia with its around 100.000 visitors in four days. Jonas met his readers, gave international interviews and talked about his new book in broadcasted national TV and radio.

Läs hela inlägget »

Jonas Jonasson’s most awaited new novel Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All was published in Sweden on September 23 2015, with a first print run of 100.000 copies in hard cover and the translation rights have already been sold to 20 countries. During the fall, the book is published in Norway, Denmark, Holland, Italy and Iceland, followed by Czech Republic, Finland, France, Korea, Spain, Germany, UK, US and Canada in spring 2016.

Läs hela inlägget »

The movie adaptation of Jonas Jonasson’s second novel The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden is now in the works, developed by the Hollywood-based Icelandic producer Joni Sighvatsson. Because the main character is South African, a big part of the film will be in English, as well as taking place in South Africa and Sweden.

Sighvatsson was an executive producer on the film version of The 100-Year-Old Man, and his film production company Palomar Pictures has already partnered with Telemunchen on The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden. Telemunchen was also the German partner on the film adaptation of Jonas Jonasson’s first book.

Läs hela inlägget »

The motion picture of The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared now screening in China!

This is the book and film promotion poster, in collaboration with the Swedish Embassy.

Läs hela inlägget »

The motion picture of "The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared" now screening in China!

This is the book and film promotion poster, in collaboration with the Swedish Embassy to China.

Läs hela inlägget »

Happy to announce that Jonas Jonasson has received two prestigious awards at the 21st International Prague book fair: Book World Prague 2015. "The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden" won the prize for best audiobook and best translated bestseller fiction in 2014 at the fair.

Läs hela inlägget »

Jonas Jonasson has received two prestigious awards at the 21st International Prague book fair: Book World Prague 2015.

"The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden" won the prize for best audiobook and best translated bestseller fiction in 2014 at the fair.

Läs hela inlägget »

Jonas Jonasson has won third prize in the category Best foreign authors of 2014 for the book "The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared". The contest was organized by Mayakovsky Library in St. Petersburg, in collaboration with several foreign consulates and cultural institutions.

On Saturday, February 28, literature lovers from St. Petersburg could participate in a discussion about Jonas Jonasson and "The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared". The discussion was led by Associate Professor of Scandinavian languages Polina Lisovskaja and the Consul Louise Morsing.

Läs hela inlägget »

Jonas Jonasson has won third prize in the category Best foreign authors of 2014 for the book "The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared". The contest was organized by Mayakovsky Library in St. Petersburg, in collaboration with several foreign consulates and cultural institutions.

On Saturday, February 28, literature lovers from St. Petersburg could participate in a discussion about Jonas Jonasson and "The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared". The discussion was led by Associate Professor of Scandinavian languages Polina Lisovskaja and the Consul Louise Morsing.

Läs hela inlägget »

The Girl who Saved the King of Sweden was the most sold book in Czech Republic in 2014. The hardback of The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window And Disappeared was the fifth most sold book in the country, and # 16 on the list is the paperback edition of the same book.

The Czech publishing house Panteon has released a successful bind up edition of the two novels.

Läs hela inlägget »