Jan Guillou


Born
in Sweden
January 17, 1944


Jan Oscar Sverre Lucien Henri Guillou (born 17 January 1944) is a Swedish author and journalist. Among his books are a series of spy fiction novels about a spy named Carl Hamilton, and a trilogy of historical fiction novels about a Knight Templar, Arn Magnusson. He is the owner of one of the largest publishing companies in Sweden, Piratförlaget, together with Liza Marklund and his common-law wife, publisher Ann-Marie Skarp.

Guillou's fame in Sweden was established during his time as an investigative journalist. In 1973, he and co-reporter Peter Bratt exposed a secret intelligence organization in Sweden, Informationsbyrån (IB). He is still active within journalism as a column writer for the Swedish evening tabloid Aftonbladet.

In October 2009,
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“Ne postoje granice onoga što čovjek može naučiti, samo granice koje sami povučemo u svojim glavama.

[Kraljevstvo na kraju puta]”
Jan Guillou, The Kingdom at the End of the Road

“An offence with words is the worst offence.Word kills”
Jan Guillou, The Road to Jerusalem

“Ako s nečim čovjek nije upoznat, mora pitati kako bi naučio. To je zaista puno bolje nego pretvarati se da znaš više nego što znaš samo zato jer se u svojoj umišljenosti ne želiš prikazati neukim.”
Jan Guillou, Vitez templar

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