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The novel Popular Music From Vittula (2000) was a fantastic breakthrough for the author, selling over one million copies. It won the Swedish Best-Book-of-the-Year-Prize and has been translated into over 30 languages. Mikael Niemi was born in 1959 and grew up in Pajala in the northernmost part of Sweden, near the Finnish border, where he still lives.

 


AWARDS

The August Prize 2000

 

 

 

AGENT

Jessica Bab Bonde

jessica@hedlundagency.se

Phone: +46 709 30 62 50


IN THE NEWS

And in Norway To Cook a bear is a success!

5 April 2019

We are thrilled! In Norway Mikael Niemi´s To Cook a Bear is printed in a third edition in six weeks, 11 000 printed copies. The reviews are brilliant from everywhere. Like this one from Norwegian Dagbladet: “Divine crime fiction … This book is a masterpiece … The legendary Læstadius becomes a kind of Sherlock Holmes in this extraordinary historical crime novel … [Niemi] creates images, smells, sounds, atmospheres and characters...

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Mikael Niemi shortlisted for Book of the Year!

26 April 2018

Mikeal Niemi’s wonderful novel To Cook a Bear has been shortlisted for Bonnier’s Book club’s Book of the Year Award. The winning book will be announced at the Göteborg Book Fair in September. Click here to vote and see the whole list of nominees.

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