Karin Alvtegen

Karin Alvtegen

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in Huskvarna, Sweden
June 08, 1965




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The Queen of Crime in Scandinavia.

Missing was awarded the premier Scandinavian crime writing award the Glass Key in 2001 and was also nominated for the Poloni Award and Best Crime Novel 2000 in Sweden.

Shame was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Duncan Lawrie International Dagger award for crime novels in translation upon publication in English.

Alvtegen lives in Stockholm. She is grand-niece of the popular children's novelist Astrid Lindgren.

Average rating: 3.61 · 4,363 ratings · 442 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 1,645 ratings — published 2000 — 41 editions
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 765 ratings — published 2005 — 31 editions
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3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 737 ratings — published 2003 — 33 editions
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 669 ratings — published 2007 — 25 editions
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 249 ratings — published 1998 — 18 editions
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En sannolik historia
3.47 of 5 stars 3.47 avg rating — 163 ratings — published 2010 — 11 editions
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 125 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2008
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Gėda. Išdavystė
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2009
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“There is no hell after death to which your God can condemn us. We create our own hell here on earth by making the wrong choices. Life is not something that "happens to us" , it's something that we create and shape ourselves......”
Karin Alvtegen, Shadow

“Ieškok meilės - niekada jos nerasi. Bėk nuo meilės - ji ims tave persekioti.”
Karin Alvtegen, Skuld

“Nowadays people often talk about happiness. Books are written about it, courses are taught on it, and some us even try to buy it. Feeling has become a right, and we chase after it, convinced that once we have found it, we will also find the solution to all our problems. Not being happy has come to be equated with failure. But what is happiness, after all? Is it possible to be happy each waking minute, day after day, year in and year out? Is it actually something worth striving for? For how can we conceive of our happiness if we have never experienced any pain? Sometime I think that today we have trouble finding happiness because of our deep fear of suffering. Perhaps we have forgotten the lessons that can be learned from our own darkness. Is it not there that we must go sometimes in order eventually to distinguish the light from the stars. To understand the happiness we so assiduously pursue actually feels? A life without sorrow is a symphony without bass notes. Is there anyone who can truthfully claim that he is always happy? I have never met such a person. On the other hand, I have met apparently happy people who said they were content. I looked up the word in the National Encyclopaedia, and it describes the feeling of having obtained or achieved what can reasonably be desired. And when I read that, I thought that perhaps we have gone astray in our pursuit of happiness, that what we should actually be seeking is the ability to feel content. Something has made us believe that it is the rapture of the moment and the ecstatic rush of the senses that leads to happiness, but perhaps it is instead the courage to settle down and dare to be satisfied with what we have.
Shame- Karin Alvtegen”
Karin Alvtegen, Shadow


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