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

“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

“A person had to learn to come to terms with the fate determined for him by God. It would do no good to grumble that one would rather be someone else or live somewhere else. Instead one had to try to make the best of the situation; that was the only way to fulfill God’s plans.”
Jan Guillou, The Road to Jerusalem

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