Ulf Nilsson

Agent

Mathilde Coffy

Literary Agent | Children's & YA

Ulf Nilsson

Ulf Nilsson was born in 1948 in Helsingborg. His authorship has resulted in a broad and extensive production including everything from children’s books to novels. His books are filled with humour, warmth and imagination, often with a touch of irony (directed against himself). A theme always present is the victory of Good over Bad, and he always speaks in favour of children. Another theme is about acknowledgement and being seen, how to control your own fears by protecting someone smaller than yourself. In 1992 Ulf Nilsson began his biblical research at the University of Lund; not because he is a practising Christian but because he takes an interest in the subject, and he finds the biblical stories being the corner stones of our culture and concept of moral. Stories from the Bible are retold in many of his books, but in a new way. Throughout the years Ulf Nilsson has had many different pets, and he often uses animals with human features as main characters. Many of his stories have also found other means of expression, such as: opera, film, radio, children’s theatre, television and even as stamps. Together with illustrator Anna-Clara Tidholm, Ulf Nilsson won the most prestigious Swedish literary award 2002, the August Prize, for Goodbye, Mr Muffin. From the jury´s motivation: “The guinea pig Mr. Muffin is drawing towards his last hour. With warmth, sadness and dignity Ulf Nilsson and Anna-Clara Tidholm tell us about life and death in a way that makes grief apprehensible”.

Books by Ulf Nilsson

When We Were Alone in the World

Ulf Nilsson

Swedish title: När vi var ensamma i världen

Category: Children

Pub date: 15-08-2009

We Look Out For Weird Cars

Ulf Nilsson

Swedish title: Vi letar konstiga bilar

Category: Children

Pub date: 13-08-2010

The Dead Man Speaks

Ulf Nilsson

The Danish woman living in Johnny’s block of flats asks for his help in solving yet another mystery. This time it concerns her close friend Ulric Steen who has just died, but seems unable to rest in peace. “The telephone rang. It rang twice more. I a…

Swedish title: Den döde talar

Series: Johnny & Co

Category: Children

Pub date: 24-04-2006

The best singer in the world

Ulf Nilsson

The world never seems more terrible than when you are afraid of making a fool of yourself! And if ontop of that you are forced to do it on a stage in front of masses of people disaster is imminent. Butsometimes you have to try, if nothing else then f…

Swedish title: Ensam mullvad på en scen

Category: Children

Pub date: 27-02-2012

Pyssla med konstiga bilar

Ulf Nilsson

Play and learn with strange cars!

Swedish title: Pyssla med konstiga bilar

Category:

Pub date: 01-09-2011

One Day at the Mice's Fire Brigade

Ulf Nilsson

Swedish title: En dag med mössens brandkår

Category: Children

Pub date: 08-01-2007

My Little Monkey

Ulf Nilsson

My Little Monkey is a poetic, finely tuned tale about a boy who encounters a troop of baboons. Among them is a baby the boy has some contact with. But in Hermanus, way down in southern South Africa where the boy lives, many people are angry with the…

Swedish title: Min lilla apa

Category: Children

Pub date: 25-03-2008

Look Cars!

Ulf Nilsson

Swedish title: Titta bilar!

Category: Children

Pub date: 28-04-2016

Look Birds!

Ulf Nilsson

Who flew by my window? How to get to know about birds? Start by looking at them!  Watch them and read about them to find  answers to your questions. In this philosophical and factual bird book Ulf Nilsson tells us how to become a bird researcher…

Swedish title: Se fåglar

Category: Children

Pub date: 28-03-2013

Hur du kör konstiga bilar

Ulf Nilsson

Read, play and learn how to drive strange cars in Ulf Nilsson’s and Sarah Sheppard’s imaginative picture book. Turn the wheel, put your foot down, toot and crank up, turn the sirens on and drive! At the same time you learn what different kinds of veh…

Swedish title: Hur du kör konstiga bilar

Category:

Pub date: 01-09-2011

Hello again!

Ulf Nilsson

In this luxurious edition are fourteen of Ulf Nilsson and Eva Eriksson’s fantastic picture books. They have worked together for over thirty years and given us unforgettable classics such as Beloved little pig, Little sister rabbit, All the dear littl…

Swedish title: Hej igen! Samlade sagor av Ulf Nilsson och Eva Eriksson

Category: Children

Pub date: 14-04-2014

Detective Gordon: The First Case

Ulf Nilsson

A friendly, philosophical and thoughtful story about the rather tired and somewhat frozen Commissioner Gordon and his chirpy assistant. Warm, witty wisdom from one of Sweden’s foremost children’s authors – Ulf Nilsson. Affectionately illustrated in c…

Swedish title: Kommissarie Gordon. Det första fallet

Series: Commissioner Gordon

Category: Children

Pub date: 11-03-2013

Detective Gordon: the Biggest Smallest Police Officer

Ulf Nilsson

Swedish title: Kommissarie Gordon och Paddy. Största minsta polisen

Series: Detective Gordon

Category: Children

Pub date: 20-03-2019

Detective Gordon: A Complicated Case

Ulf Nilsson

Swedish title: Kommissarie Gordon. Det sista fallet?

Series: Commissioner Gordon

Category: Children

Pub date: 08-04-2015

Detective Gordon: A Case for Paddy

Ulf Nilsson

Paddy is happy and content with her life as a policewoman, but Gordon suddenly starts to wonder where she came from and where her mum lived. The terrible thing is that Paddy doesn’t know. She’s forgotten everything. Luckily Gordon knows what to do to…

Swedish title: Kommissarie Gordon. Ett fall för Paddy

Series: Detective Gordon

Category: Children

Pub date: 18-09-2017

Detective Gorden: A Case in any Case

Ulf Nilsson

Swedish title: Kommissarie Gordon. Ett fall i alla fall

Series: Detective Gordon

Category: Children

Pub date: 09-09-2016

Dad and I

Ulf Nilsson

Everything is so exciting when you are just four years old! And Maja and dad are always (almost) happy together. Ulf Nilsson tells us in a sincere way how interesting an ordinary day really is. Lisen Adbåge’s colourful illustrations are full of energ…

Swedish title: Pappa och jag

Category: Children

Pub date: 23-09-2014

Cheese For All Mice!

Ulf Nilsson

“I’m a very small mouse, and I think I’m probably very unusual. My mum realised this straight away when I was born. Unusual in several ways. This is who I was: A little brown boy mouse with four black stripes on my back. “I” began at the two ears rig…

Swedish title: Ost till alla möss

Category: Children

Pub date: 31-03-2009

All the Dear Little Animals

Ulf Nilsson

“The whole world is full of dead animals,” said Ester, “in every bush there’s a bird, a butterfly, a mouse. Somebody has to be kind and take care of them. Somebody has to make a sacrifice and bury all these dead bodies.”“Who,” I said.“Us,” she said.E…

Swedish title: Alla döda små djur

Category: Children

Pub date: 17-03-2006

All of Grandma’s Money

Ulf Nilsson

This is a charming, warm and funny story about the day when Grandma suddenly became very mixed up – and very mean.”I ran inside to Grandma. She looked at me with a confused expression. “Are you my son?” she asked. “John?” “No, you’re my grandma!” I s…

Swedish title: Farmors alla pengar

Category: Children

Pub date: 10-03-2008

A Story a Day

Ulf Nilsson

Swedish title: En saga alla dagar

Category: Children

Pub date: 21-03-2016