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Ingrid Carlberg

Ingrid Carlberg (b. 1961) is a journalist and author based in Stockholm. She was awarded the 2012 August Prize for her biography of the Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who disappeared in Budapest in 1945 after organizing a rescue operation for the last remnants of Europe’s Jewish population. Carlberg was awarded the investigative journalism award The Golden Spade for her 2008 reportage book The Pill, and was appointed Honorary Doctor of Medicine at Uppsala University in 2009.

Published books


10 dec 2020

Today is the Nobel prize day!

In April, 2021, a full English translation will be available of Ingrid Carlberg’s amazing biography: Nobel, the enigmatic Alfred!

15 okt 2020

Ingrid Carlberg elected to the Swedish Academy, chair no 5

Author and journalist Ingrid Carlberg, proudly represented by Hedlund Agency, has been elected to the Swedish Academy. “I am a bit overwhelmed and feel very happy and enthusiastic about the task ahead of me”, said Carlberg.  Regarding the recent crisis at the Academy, Ingrid Carlberg said that she would never have...

02 okt 2020

★★★★★ for Nobel!

The first review of the Dutch edition of Nobel (published by De Bezige Bij) is just in: "Who was the man behind the biggest prize in the world? This fascinating and poignant biography of Alfred Nobel paints the picture of a brilliant but lonely genius who did not make time...

10 mar 2020

Axel Hirsch´s price for Nobel: The Enigmatic Alfred

GREAT NEWS! Ingrid Carlberg receives the Axel Hirsch´s price from The Swedish Academy for her fantastic biography NOBEL: THE ENIGMATIC ALFRED.The prize is to be awarded the author of "a life drawing of high artistic and cultural historical value or a significant historical work published in the last two years"...

13 jan 2020

Ingrid Carlberg´s NOBEL!

Ingrid Carlberg’s NOBEL was the 19th best selling non-fiction book of 2019! This effort is even more remarkable since the title was published in late September. Well done @norstedts_forlag !

22 okt 2019

August Prize nominee!

We say congratulations to Ingrid Carlberg as her new book 'Nobel: The enigmatic Alfred' is one of the non-fiction nominies for the August prize 2019!

07 okt 2019

Nobel: The Enigmatic Alfred by Ingrid Carlberg sold to De Bezige Bij in Holland!

Haye Koningsveld, Editor in Chief, Non-fiction at De Bezige Bij: “Nobel is one of those majestic and iconic 19th century figures, like a Humboldt or a Pasteur. And what I really like is how this book is his story but at the same time a very European, international story of...