Emma Hamberg, (1971), renowned illustrator, columnist and reporter, made her literary debut in 2003 with Lina’s Eveningbook, a novel for young adults, which won great critical acclaim and was made into a successful feature film. Two years later, in 2005, Hamberg debuted with her first novel for adults, Mossviken Wifes – The Great Chance – an arousing story of a beautician and a shop-assistant on the run from their unfaithful husbands, which was an immediate success and the starting point for her switch to women’s fiction. In 2007, this was followed up with the hilarious novel, In Heat in 2007, and The Ace in 2010.
Her first book in the series about love, food and 30-year old Tessan in the village of Rosepike was released in 2012. All have been warmly received by readers and critics alike. Emma Hamberg seeks that beautiful, safe and warm feeling of certainty that everything will turn out well in the end. This is feel-good with characters that have had to struggle in life – where no one is totally bad, but not wholly good either. And in the end, everyone gets some kind of restitution.
Emma Hamberg is married, a mother of three girls and lives with her family on the outskirts of Stockholm. She grew up in a small town in south-west Sweden, which is reflected in her novels, which are mainly set in the countryside. Her style of writing is swift, skilled and, humorous, and has a warm tone of voice. Today she is one of Sweden’s best-selling authors of women’s fiction. In addition, she also writes baking and cooking books and is currently working with a cooking program for Swedish Television.