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Camilla Läckberg/Bingo Rimér
Camilla Läckberg is the mediagenic queen of contemporary Swedish crime fiction. She burst on to the scene in 2003 with her novel The Ice Princess, which she began in an adult-education writing course.
How does the fictional Sweden measure up to reality? If anyone ought to know it would be Thomas Bodström, lawyer, former Minister of Justice, and–yes–crime writer.
Courtesy of Pegasus Books
If you come to Stockholm in search of Stieg Larsson's dark world you may be disappointed. Violent crime rates in Sweden are in fact very low.
Conspicuous consumption and bald monetary ambition; The Stockholm of Jens Lapidus' novels is a far cry from tourist pamphlets.
Join us on a journey through the darker, but fictional sides of Sweden – as seen and described by the numerous Swedish crime authors.
Stieg Larsson’s wildly popular Millennium trilogy has been taking the world by storm — but the author, who died before the release of the books, would have been a reluctant celebrity.
Restaurant Mathias Dahlgren/Grand Hotel
Mathias Dahlgren is one of the brightest stars of the New Nordic Cuisine movement. Read what he has to say about his work and culinary philosophy.
Embassy of Sweden
As the ambassador’s private chef, Johansson is Sweden’s culinary representative in Washington D.C.
First-time visitors to Sweden are typically struck by the country’s progressiveness and the Swedish people's fondness for their history, heritage, customs and traditions.
Many a visitor to Sweden has commented on how stylish the average Swede seems to be.
While Americans take theirs to go and Italians like it standing by the counter, Swedes prefer it nice and slow. Coffee is indeed the lifeblood of Sweden, the average citizen drinks nearly four cups a day.
Big, strong and feminist – this is a prevalent Swedish masculine ideal. The modern Swedish man is progressive and does his fair share of housework.
Lena Garnold/Nordisk Film
Swedish film has a strong position in the world today. What are the elements that translate so well into the backdrops of international cinema?
© Jeppe Wikström/ Stockholm Visitors Board