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Martin Holmén

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Basic information: Swedish writer, based in Stockholm. Born in 1974. Teaches History, Swedish and History of Culture and Ideas at an upper secondary school in Stockholm two days a week. Author of the Harry Kvist trilogy (Sweden) or the Stockholm trilogy (UK/USA) or the Metropol series (France).

The first installment CLINCH is set in 1932 when the economic depression hits Sweden. It has been described as gritty, stylish, queer noir fiction with a unique Swedish flavour. Available, or soon to be released, in Australia, France, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

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Martin Holmén Sorry I missed this but thanks! Just turned Slugger in to my Swedish publisher. It will be released in October and I think UK will be at least 10 - 12…moreSorry I missed this but thanks! Just turned Slugger in to my Swedish publisher. It will be released in October and I think UK will be at least 10 - 12 month behind I guess. Regards, M(less)
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“I go back to my doorway. There’s really no reason to beat a dog half to death like that. It’s this damned autumn. The cold and the dark get under people’s skin, cause them inner damage.”
Martin Holmén, Clinch

“Life: it’s as simple as a square boxing ring. When you’re in it, you can only fight like hell and hope you’re still standing when you hear the gong.”
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“The heart is not a cart horse that can be shackled any old way you like.”
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