Lena Andersson (b. 1970) is a novelist and columnist for Dagens Nyheter, Sweden’s largest morning paper. She lives in Stockholm where she is considered one of the country’s sharpest contemporary analysts. In 2013 she was awarded the prestigious August Prize for her fifth novel Wilful Disregard. 

In 2016 she was received the critics’ award Lagercrantzen for being “a rational voice in an irrational time.”



2013 The August Prize

2013 Svenska dagbladets litterära pris

2013 Guldpennan

2016 Lagercrantzen


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Splendid review for Svea´s Son in Danish Politiken!

7 May 2019

We are thrilled, Svea´s Son was recently released in Denmark and the review in Politiken is wonderful.


Eye catching paperback from Picador in the UK!

27 September 2018

Beautiful, eye catching paperback of Lena Andersson’s novel Acts of Infidelity soon to come out at Picador UK. ”Lena Andersson is an electrifying writer.” Times Literary Supplement ”Wise and Elegant – I can’t stop thinking about it” Daily Mail


Lena Andersson no. 3 on the Swedish bestseller list for April!

17 May 2018

Lena Andersson's new novel Svea's son is on third place on the official Swedish bestseller list for the month of April. The book was published on the 12th of April and apart from selling extremely well, it has also received excellent reviews. A selection below: “…what unites the two Esther novels and Svea’s Son is the issue of being true to oneself, of daring to and being able to. And...


New novel by Lena Andersson!

19 April 2018

This year’s most anticipated novel is here! After more than 500 000 copies sold of her previous works, award winning Lena Andersson publishes her new novel, Svea’s son. A tender, funny and forgiving portrait of the wood workshop teacher Ragnar Johansson and a razor-sharp comedic rendering of the progress and ruin of the industrial welfare state.