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Camilla Läckberg


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CAMILLA Läckberg

Camilla Läckberg is the business economist who changed careers and became the queen of crime fiction in Europe.

We begin the story in Fjällbacka, a small fishing village located on the outermost coastline, almost exactly between Uddevalla and Strömstad. Camilla was born here in 1974, and her talent for storytelling was evident from an early age. She released her first story at the age of five, and even then, the reader could sense Camilla's clear fascination with the darker sides of humanity. The short story "Tomten" was both thrilling and blood-curdling.

But despite her storytelling talent, Camilla chose a more traditional career path. After graduating from the School of Business, Economics and Law in Gothenburg, she moved to Stockholm and worked as a product manager at both Telia and Fortum. However, she didn't enjoy her work as an economist, and the way out came in the form of a writing course given to her by her then-husband, mother, and brother. It was during the course "Writing Crime Fiction" organized by Ordfront that Camilla started working on the story that would become her debut novel, "The Ice Princess."

The first crime novels

The same week Camilla gave birth to her son Wille, "The Ice Princess" was accepted, and it was released in 2003. Drawing from her business education, Camilla had knowledge of marketing and the importance of connecting with customers. During the first years as an author, she traveled to almost every bookstore in the country to sign books and talk about her works. The success behind her achievements is a result of both hard work and conscious effort.

An international bestseller

Alongside her success in Sweden, Camilla's books have found readers in an increasing number of countries worldwide. She is one of the most widely read authors in the world, with fans in countries such as Spain, France, Denmark, Norway, Poland, England, Argentina, and the USA. Her books have been published in over 60 countries so far and have sold more than 29 million copies.

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