Peter Barlach

Peter Barlach, born in 1968, lives with his wife and children outside Stockholm. He made his debut as an author in the spring of 2007 with Inte bara tennis, a story of a boy who loses his mother in a car accident. Before that he has written several plays, including scripts for Stockholm’s Stadsteater and the Radio Theatre (including Flickan på Henriksdalsberget and Snäckor). Peter Barlach has also written and directed two short films, Neighbourhood Watch and Sneakers. These films have been shown all over the world at festivals, including those in Hollywood, Istanbul, Calgary, Frankfurt, Rome, Kiev, Cork, Odense, Toronto, and New York (where Sneakers won the jury prize). Peter Barlach made his recording debut in the autumn of 2006 with The Holy Family (Satellite Records). He is now appearing as a stand-up with his one man show The Holy Family in theatres all over the country and is also working with his next book, a sequel to Inte bara tennis.

Books by Peter Barlach

Not Just Tennis

Peter Barlach

QUOTATIONS FROM REVIEWS, “Not Just Tennis”, up to and including 18th June 2007.“A very powerful, unsentimental book!”“An important story to tell – and he does it brilliantly!”Ingalill Mosander, Go’kväll, SVT“A powerful, profoundly moving depiction of…

Swedish title: Inte bara tennis

Category: Children

Pub date: 25-01-2007

Fifteen Love

Peter Barlach

Sexual fantasies about the family’s Polish cleaner Violetta and his friendship with the amazing Gabriel – these are the focal points of fifteen-year-old John’s life one seminal spring.John is in Year Eleven, parties a lot and is fed up with school. H…

Swedish title: Fifteen Love

Category: Children

Pub date: 25-05-2011

Double Fault

Peter Barlach

After the catastrophe – in the midst of puberty.That’s right where 12 year-old John is. Six months after the death of his mother in a car accident, John starts at a new school in Year 7. From having loads of friends in his old school, he ends up as a…

Swedish title: Dubbelfel

Category: Children

Pub date: 15-09-2008