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About the Author
John Ajvide Lindqvist's debut novel, Let the Right One In, was an instant bestseller in Sweden and was named Best Novel in Translation 2005 in Norway. The Swedish film adaptation, directed by Tomas Alfredsson, has won top honors at film festivals all over the globe, including Best Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival. An American remake, Let Me In, written and directed by Cloverfield director Matt Reeves, was released in October 2010 to rave reviews.Lindqvist grew up in Blackeberg, a suburb of Stockholm and the setting for Let the Right One In. Wanting to become something awful and fantastic, he first became a conjurer, and then was a stand-up comedian for twelve years. He has also written for Swedish television. He lives in Sweden.
"It's easy to compare Lindqvist to Clive Barker and Neil Gaiman." --Dagens Næringsliv (Norway)
"Sweden's Stephen King...a classic tale of horror." --Tucson Citizen
"A brilliant take on the vampire myth, and a roaring good story." --Kelley Armstrong, bestselling author of Haunted
"Absolutely chilling. This page-turner grabs you from the onset and just won't let go. Vampires at their Anne Ricean best!" --L. A. Banks, author of Bite the Bullet and the Vampire Huntress series