Augustin Erba

Augustin Erba-Odescalchi is a Swedish journalist, radio producer and author, born in 1968. Erba grew up in a Stockholm suburb with his Egyptian father and Austrian mother, the granddaughter of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary. Erba’s colourful upbringing is the subject of his second novel, Blood Bound (Blodsbunden, Albert Bonniers Förlag 2015). Erba debuted with the novel The Bridges of Loneliness (Ensamhetens broar) in 2009. He has also been widely praised for the autobiographical candour of his contributions to anthologies Mission: Dad (Uppdrag: Pappa) and Mission: Family (Uppdrag: Familj).


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Phone: +46 70-669 05 68

Published books


Wonderful review for German edition of Blood Bound!

13 August 2018

Der Spiegel in Germany has published a beautiful review of Augustin Erba's heartwarming and heartbreaking novel Blood Bound (Die Auffällige Merkwürdigkeit des Lebens, Ullstein, August 2018). Congratulations, Augustin Erba! Proud agents are we! Find the full review here!


Ullstein pre-empts BLOOD BOUND by Augustin Erba!

10 October 2016

Augustin Erba's very fine novel Blood Bound (Blodsbunden) was last Thursday pre-empted by German publishing house Ullstein. Editor Heide Kloth claimed: "I am completely in love with this novel and I think this is a book that will easily translate to German readers. It is both heart-breaking and still funny at times. I think all of the characters are incredibly well-drawn. Especially the part where we get to know Amadeus as a...