Scandinavia’s undisputed queen of crime fiction, Liza Marklund is the No. 1 international bestselling author of the Annika Bengtzon series.
Liza Marklund was born in 1962 in the small village of Pålmark, close to the Arctic Circle in
Sweden. She is an author, journalist, columnist, and goodwill ambassador for UNICEF
. She is
also co-owner of Piratförlaget
, one of Sweden’s most successful publishing houses.
Since her debut in 1995, Liza Marklund has written eleven novels and two nonfiction books.
Liza co-wrote the international bestseller The Postcard Killers
with James Patterson
, making her the
second Swedish author ever to reach No. 1
on the New York Times
bestseller list. Her crime novels featuring the gutsy reporter Annika
Bengtzon have sold more than 15 million copies in 33 languages
Liza Marklund worked as an investigative news reporter for ten years and as an editor in
print and television news for five. Today, she also makes documentaries for television and
writes for various newspapers. Her topics are often women and children’s rights. Liza has made
documentaries about children with HIV/AIDS in Cambodia and Russia, and a series about
domestic violence, Take a Little Beating
Liza is also a popular columnist since 20 years. Her columns have appeared in various
Swedish and international newspapers and magazines, including Financial Times
in the UK, Welt am
in Germany, Dagbladet Information
in Denmark, and Ilta-Lehti
in Finland. She is a
regular columnist in Swedish tabloid Expressen
and Norwegian daily Verdens Gang
. Today, Liza
and her family divide their time between Stockholm in Sweden and Marbella in southern Spain.
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