,
Alex Dahl

year in books

Alex Dahl’s Followers (345)

member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
member photo
Andrea ...
2,940 books | 404 friends

Brenda ...
1,548 books | 2,645 friends

Betty
3,597 books | 491 friends

Carl R ...
25,591 books | 4,609 friends

Amanda
1,876 books | 3,895 friends

Dimitri...
1,878 books | 600 friends

Taryn J...
657 books | 94 friends

Ray Palen
10,771 books | 468 friends

More friends…

Alex Dahl

Goodreads Author


Born
Oslo, Norway
Twitter

Member Since
April 2018


Half-American, half-Norwegian, Alex Dahl was born in Oslo. She graduated with a B.A. in Russian and German linguistics with International Studies and went on to complete an M.A. in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, followed by an M.S. in Business Management at Bath University. Alex has published short stories in the U.K. and the U.S. She is a serious Francophile and currently lives in both London and Sandefjord. Alex Dahl is translated into eleven languages and was shortlisted for a CWA New Blood Dagger award for The Boy at the Door. The Heart Keeper (2019) is out now in English, Slovak, Polish, and Swedish, with further international translations underway. Playdate was published in Oct 2020 and was a Guardian Thriller of the month p ...more

Alex Dahl is currently not accepting new questions.

Popular Answered Questions

Alex Dahl I try to not get too stressed about it. Sometimes I do characterization excercises to help, which are fun and suprisingly helpful. This might be somet…moreI try to not get too stressed about it. Sometimes I do characterization excercises to help, which are fun and suprisingly helpful. This might be something along the lines of writing 200 words about how one of my characters would react if they won the lottery or got caught up in a hostage situation, for example...(less)
Alex Dahl If you really want it, never give up. Everyone experiences set-back and rejections. Sometimes, all it takes is one person who loves your unique voice …moreIf you really want it, never give up. Everyone experiences set-back and rejections. Sometimes, all it takes is one person who loves your unique voice and your story. Don't give up until you find that person. Also, focus on improving your craft. Writing is like tennis- you're not going to the Grand Slam unless you are willing to work like crazy and get to that level of the game. (less)
Average rating: 3.87 · 9,312 ratings · 1,322 reviews · 8 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Boy at the Door

3.68 avg rating — 4,255 ratings — published 2018 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Playdate

4.17 avg rating — 3,476 ratings — published 2020 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Heart Keeper

3.76 avg rating — 852 ratings — published 2019 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Cabin Fever

3.60 avg rating — 640 ratings — published 2021 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
After She'd Gone

4.22 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 2022 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Før jeg forlater deg

by
it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating
Rate this book
Clear rating
Effervescent Cataclysm

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Girl Friends

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Alex Dahl…

Alex Dahl hasn't written any blog posts yet.

The Heights
Alex Dahl is currently reading
by Louise Candlish (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Summer of Reckoning
Alex Dahl is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Outline
Alex Dahl is currently reading
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Alex’s Recent Updates

After She'd Gone by Alex Dahl
"I've just cut and pasted this straight from my blog, hence the unusual crimeworm "house style" - you can see more of it at crimeworm.wordpress.com, if you fancy having a butcher's:
Alex Dahl is a name new to crimeworm…but this is in fact the THIRD bo" Read more of this review »
After She'd Gone by Alex Dahl
"Foarte bine scrisă, cu mult suspans si multe întorsături de situație."
After She'd Gone by Alex Dahl
"After She’d Gone is a disturbing, totally compelling insight, into a brutal world that I found equally horrific and mesmerising. I thought it was superb.

My full review is on the My Weekly website https://www.myweekly.co.uk/2022/08/25..." Read more of this review »
After She'd Gone by Alex Dahl
"This is indeed a fairly dark story and subject matter. Told from different points of view and what initially seems to be completely unrelated characters and storylines. Initially.

Alex Dahl is not a writer that I've read before and I found this story " Read more of this review »
Alex Dahl is now following
719155
Alex Dahl is currently reading
The Heights by Louise Candlish
The Heights
by Louise Candlish (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Alex Dahl has read
Cabin Fever by Alex Dahl
Cabin Fever
by Alex Dahl (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Alex Dahl is currently reading
Summer of Reckoning by Marion Brunet
Rate this book
Clear rating
Alex Dahl is now following
16963791
Alex Dahl is currently reading
Outline by Rachel Cusk
Rate this book
Clear rating
More of Alex's books…
Quotes by Alex Dahl  (?)
Quotes are added by the Goodreads community and are not verified by Goodreads. (Learn more)

“frightening and painful memories hurt much less when we bring them into the light and give them a little bit of our attention, but not too much. Acknowledge them and accept that they cannot be changed, then let them go.”
Alex Dahl, The Boy at the Door

“I am not what happened to me, but what I choose to become”
Alex Dahl, Cabin Fever

“It's always loss, isn't it, that destabilizes everything and makes all the bricks inside of you come tumbling down. It's always the beginning or end of love that changes everything, that makes all the difference between happy and sad, capable and completely incapable.”
Alex Dahl, The Boy at the Door

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
English Translati...: * Norway 52 709 Aug 28, 2017 05:46AM  
English Translati...: Alex Dahl - The Boy At The Door 1 6 Mar 22, 2018 03:09PM  
English Translati...: July 2018 read-along 3 23 Jul 19, 2018 09:11AM  
Books on the Nigh...: This topic has been closed to new comments. What are you reading August 2018 20 70 Aug 31, 2018 05:58PM  
A Good Thriller: 25,000 Pages in 2018 264 185 Dec 30, 2018 05:35AM  
2022 Reading Chal...: Catherine L's 130 books for 2018 242 250 Dec 31, 2018 06:08PM  
“We write to taste life twice”
Anaïs Nin

“We have art in order not to die of the truth.”
Friedrich Nietzsche
tags: art

“When I was with Yoav, everything in me that had been sitting stood up. He had a way of looking at me with a kind of unabashed directness that made me shiver. It's something amazing to feel that for the first time someone is seeing you as you really are, not as they wish you, or you wish yourself, to be.”
Nicole Krauss, Great House

“They say nothing lasts forever but they're just scared it will last longer than they can love it.”
Ocean Vuong, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous




No comments have been added yet.