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Jerker Virdborg

Jerker Virdborg (born 1971) lives in Stockholm. His literary debut in 2001 was with the short story collection Land uplift two centimeters per night, followed the year after by the novel Black Crab which was awarded the Literature Prize of the Swedish magazine Vi and was translated to several languages. His subsequent novels The disappearers  (2005), The Man from Trinisla (2007) and Cold fever(2009), The city and the flames and Summer, Sister have all received huge critical acclaim, and established Jerker Virdborg as one of Sweden’s most interesting voices.

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23 mar 2022

Netflix-production Black Crab No. 1 in 55 countries!

On March the 18th the original Netflix production and action thriller Black Crab, adapted from Jerker Virdborg’s award-winning novel with the same name, was released on Netflix worldwide. In only a few days, the film has climbed to the top position in 55 countries, seen by more than 20 million viewers! Black...

07 feb 2022

Double premiere for Black Crab and Kärret 

Recently the film ”Black Crab”, directed by Adam Berg, as well as the short film ”Kärret”, directed by Marcus Söderlund, premiered at The Gothenburg Film Festival. Adapted from one of the short stories in “Air Raid Shelter on Lux Street”, written by Jerker Virdborg, “Kärret” is set in a war-torn...

09 dec 2020

The Swedish Academy awards Jerker Virdborg

The Swedish Academy has awarded Jerker Virdborg the “Ole and Anne-Marie Söderström’s prize” for 2020. The prize is given annually to “an author of high literary merits”. Congratulations, Jerker Virdborg!

06 nov 2020

Noomi Rapace will play the lead in the post-apocalyptic thriller series based on Jerker Virdborg’s bestseller.

Noomi Rapace, who rocketed to international fame in her breakthrough role as goth hacker Lisbeth Salander in the original Swedish Dragon Tattoo films, has signed on to star in Black Crab, an action thriller based on the novel by Swedish writer Jerker Virdborg.  Scandinavian shingle Indio is producing the feature for Netflix. Commercials and...

14 sep 2020

Splendid reviews and eighth place on Dagens Nyheter’s critic list!

Read the reviews for Jerker Virdborg’s humouristic and suspenseful new novel Mother in couch: “That I come to think of Per Olov Enquist is no coincidence; something has been shaken into place in Virdborg’s text. It has a dry and rational pain that makes it a very special kind of poetry …...

21 sep 2017

Rave reviews for Jerker Virdborgs Summer, Sister

Jerker Virdborg's highly anticipated novel Summer, Sister has received rave reviews since it was published in Sweden (Albert Bonniers förlag) earlier this month. Virdborg has one of the most talented voices of contemporary Swedish writers. He is an expert proponent of the ‘hardboiled’ style, without ever compromising with language or psychology. Capable...