Håkan Nesser, b. 1950, is one of Sweden's most beloved an renowned authors. He divides his time between Stockholm and the island of Gotland, after a few years in London and New York. His books about Crime Inspector Van Veeteren have been very successful in Sweden and internationally, and they have also been turned into a series of movies. Håkan has won both Sweden's Best First Crime Novel Award and Sweden's Best Crime Novel award and several other prizes. He is the only auhtor who has ever won the Danish prize Rosenkrantzprisen twice, and his novels and crime novels are read and loved all over the world.