Håkan Nesser





Håkan Nesser

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born
in Kumla, Sweden
February 21, 1950

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Håkan Nesser is a Swedish author and teacher who has written a number of successful crime fiction novels. He has won Best Swedish Crime Novel Award three times, and his novel Carambole won the Glass Key award in 2000. His books have been translated from Swedish into numerous languages.

Håkan Nesser was born and grew up in Kumla, and has lived most of his adult life in Uppsala. His first novel was published in 1988, but he worked as a teacher until 1998 when he became a full-time author. In August, 2006, Håkan Nesser and his wife Elke moved to Greenwich Village in New York.

Series:
* Inspector Van Veeteren
* Inspector Barbarotti


Average rating: 3.66 · 16,895 ratings · 1,573 reviews · 51 distinct works · Similar authors
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Mind's Eye Borkmann's Point The Return Woman with Birthmark The Inspector and Silence Münsters Fall Der unglückliche Mörder.
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“We are closer to the end of the world than to that minute that has just passed by, because that is lost forever.”
Håkan Nesser, Mind's Eye

“You will find out who you are when the difficult moment comes.”
Håkan Nesser, Mind's Eye

“It's not easy being human. Especially when you are tired and overworked all the time... That's when you become inhuman.”
Håkan Nesser, Münsters Fall

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