Jonas Jonasson (Växjö, Sweden, 1961) honed his writing skills and forged his world view as a headlining journalist for the daily newspaper Expressen during many years. Perestroika and Glasnost saw him transformed into a media consultant helping Eastern Block journalists make the transition from Stalinism to Western Democracy. Subsequently, he set up a company producing sports and events for Swedish TV channels. After years of intensive work, Jonasson sold the company, moved abroad, and began to work on his first novel – partly as therapy and partly as a search for a new professional identity.
The worldwide best-selling phenomenon The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared was his first novel. In 2013 the book was turned into a major motion picture. The international success was repeated with Jonasson’s second novel The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden. His third novel, Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All, was published in September 2015. Read more at Jonas Jonasson webpage.