Let the Right One In

ORIGINAL TITLE: Låt den rätte komma in

AUTHOR: John Ajvide Lindqvist


GENRE: Fiction

Let the right one in was filmed  in 2008 directed by Tomas Alfredson.  The movie was awarded the Nordic Film Prize at the 2008 Gothenburg Film Festival, and won in competition at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

When the inconceivable comes to Blackeberg nobody notices. It is autumn 1981, and life in the suburb goes on as usual. The drunks hang out in the Chinese restaurant, the police campaign against drugs, the mothers work in the supermarket, and everybody can hum the theme of Dallas. But when the body of a teenage boy, emptied of blood, is found in the neighbouring suburb of Vällingby, rumour spreads that a ritual killing has taken place. Still nobody has any idea what this is really about. Twelve-year old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last. Revenge for all that is done to him at school, day after day.

Oskar is fascinated by the murder, but it is not the most important thing in his life. A new girl has moved in next door. A girl who has never seen a Rubik’s cube before, but who can solve it at once. They become friends. They become something more. But there is something wrong with her. Something is odd. And she only comes out at night.

Let the right one in is something as unique as a horror novel set in a Swedish suburb. An R-rated tale of love, revenge and vampires.
It is a book you cannot part with once you start reading.

From an article by the author:

”My book is about a vampire in the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg in the 1980s. It is also about being twelve years old. And about love. And revenge. But a vampire is at the centre of the story. A real one, one of those who have to drink blood in order to survive. The title refers to what I think is the most morally fascinating thing about vampires: you much invite them inside in order to let them get at you. It is also the title of a song by Morrissey, Let the Right One In. – An encouragement: LET THIS HAPPEN!”

Filmed by Tomas Alfredsson (winner of Best Swedish Film Award). Winner of the Tribeca Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature 2008 + 15 other festival prizes. Film release Fall 2008. Sold to 50 countries.

US re-adaptment: Hammer Films and Spitfire Pictures 2010, director: Matt Reeves(Cloverfield) stars Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road), Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) and Oscar nominee Richard Jenkins (The Visitor).

Rights sold


ANZ rights sold to Text Publishing

Brazilian Rights sold to Alaúde Editorial Ltda.

Brazilian rights sold to Alaude

Bulgarian rights sold to Iztok-Zapad

Chinese complex rights sold to Locus

Chinese simplified rights sold to China Citic Publishing House

Croatian rights sold to SysPrint

Czech rights sold to Argo

Danish rights sold to Rosinante

Dutch rights sold to Signature

Finnish rights sold to Gummerus

French rights sold to Editions Télémaque

German rights sold to Lübbe

Greece rights sold to Oxy Publishing

Hungarian rights sold to Kiadó

Italian rights sold to Marsilio

Japanese rights sold to Hayakawa

Korean rights sold to Munhakdongne

Lithuainian Rights sold to Media Incognito/Obuolys

Norwegian rights sold to Damm & Søn

Polish Rights sold to Zysk

Portugese rights sold to Bertrand Editora

Russian rights sold to Azbooka

Serbian rights sold to Evro Giunti

Spanish rights sold to Espase Calpe

Thai rights sold to The Aspirer Group

Turkish rights sold to Tudem Yayin

UK rights sol to Quercus

US rights sold to St.Martin´s Press/ Thomas Dunne Books