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John Ajvide Lindqvist - Author

About the Author

John Ajvide Lindqvist is a Swedish author, born 1968, grew up in Blackeberg, a suburb to Stockholm. He wanted to become something awful and fantastic. First he became a conjurer and came in second in the Nordic card trick championship, then he was a stand-up comedian for twelve years. John has written TV series as well as stage plays and TV drama. Two of his other novels, Let the Right One In and Handling the Undead have been translated into English and published by Quercus.

Featured books by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Harbour

Harbour

Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2011

This is the incredibly moving and atmospheric new novel about a parent's love for his lost child, from the author of the international bestseller Let the Right One In.

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Let The Right One In

Let The Right One In

Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/01/2009

A 2012 World Book Night selection. Set in Stockholm in the early 1980s Let the Right One In  focuses on what happens to an ordinary suburb when a vampire moves into the area. Writing in a gritty, realistic style Let the Right One In completely re-writes the rule book for vampire fiction. By taking its subject matter seriously and dispensing with the usual clichés it a hugely moving and relevant novel. The idea of the dangerous “other” living within our suburbs has never been more relevant and Let the Right One In  looks at this in a surprising and powerful way.

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Let the Right One In

Let the Right One In

Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/08/2007

 Set in Stockholm in the early 1980s Let the Right One In  focuses on what happens to an ordinary suburb when a vampire moves into the area. Writing in a gritty, realistic style Let the Right One In completely re-writes the rule book for vampire fiction. By taking its subject matter seriously and dispensing with the usual clichés it a hugely moving and relevant novel. The idea of the dangerous “other” living within our suburbs has never been more relevant and Let the Right One In  looks at this in a surprising and powerful way.

eBooks of the Month
Handling the Undead

Handling the Undead

Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist Format: Ebook Release Date: 28/09/2010

In his new novel, John Ajvide Lindqvist does for zombies what his previous novel, Let the Right One In, did for vampires. Across Stockholm the power grid has gone crazy. In the morgue and in cemeteries, the recently deceased are waking up. One grandfather is alight with hope that his grandson will be returned, but one husband is aghast at what his adored wife has become. A horror novel that transcends its genre by showing what the return of the dead might really mean to those who loved them.

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I Always Find You

I Always Find You

Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/10/2019

In September 1985, nineteen-year-old John Lindqvist moves into a dilapidated old building in Stockholm, planning to make his living as a magician. Something strange is going on in the building's basement - and the price of entry is just a little blood. I Always Find You is a horror story - as bizarre and macabre as any of Lindqvist's bestselling novels. It's also a book about being young and lonely, about making friends and growing up. It's about magic, and the intensity of human connection - and a society's communal responsibility for a devastating act of political violence.

Other books by John Ajvide Lindqvist

I Always Find You

I Always Find You

Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

In September 1985, nineteen-year-old John Lindqvist moves into a dilapidated old building in Stockholm, planning to make his living as a magician. Something strange is going on in the building's basement - and the price of entry is just a little blood. I Always Find You is a horror story - as bizarre and macabre as any of Lindqvist's bestselling novels. It's also a book about being young and lonely, about making friends and growing up. It's about magic, and the intensity of human connection - and a society's communal responsibility for a devastating act of political violence.

I Am Behind You

I Am Behind You

Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/08/2018

A supernatural superthriller from the author of Let the Right One In Molly wakes her mother to go to the toilet. The campsite is strangely blank. The toilet block has gone. Everything else has gone too. This is a place with no sun. No god. Just four families remain. Each has done something to bring them here - each denies they deserve it. Until they see what's coming over the horizon, moving irrevocably towards them. Their worst mistake. Their darkest fear. And for just one of them, their homecoming. This gripping conceptual horror takes you deep into one of the most macabre and unique imaginations writing in the genre. On family, on children, Lindqvist writes in a way that tears the heart and twists the soul. I Am Behind You turns the world upside down and, disturbing, terrifying and shattering by turns, it will suck you in.

LAT DEN RATTE KOMMA IN

LAT DEN RATTE KOMMA IN

Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist Format: Ebook Release Date: 22/11/2017

Dvenadcatiletnij Oskar, - zastenchivyj mal'chik, privykshij k odinochestvu. V shkole nad nim izdevayutsya, i, nenavidya svoih muchitelej, on pridumyvaet sebe razvlechenie - uedinyaetsya v lesu, prihvativ s soboj nozh, i vymeshchaet zlost' na derev'yah i truhlyavyh pnyah, predstavlyaya, chto ehto ego presledovateli. No odnazhdy ego odnoklassnika nahodyat v lesu s pererezannym gorlom, i obstoyatel'stva prestupleniya krajne podozritel'ny - vse uvereny v tom, chto rech' idet o ritual'nom ubijstve. Nezadolgo do ehtogo u Oskara poyavlyayutsya novye sosedi - papa s dochkoj, poselivshiesya v sosednem pod"e;ezde. I hotya ponachalu devochka vovse ne raspolozhena k obshcheniyu, vskore Oskar i EHli stanovyatsya luchshimi druz'yami. I vse zhe est' v nej chto-to strannoe - slishkom legko ona perenosit holod, slishkom horosho prygaet i glavnoe - vyhodit vo dvor lish' s nastupleniem nochi. Ne menee podozritel'ny i otnosheniya EHli s otcom - da i otec li on ej? Kto ona i kakoe otnoshenie imeet k cherede ritual'nyh ubijstv, vskolyhnuvshih ves' gorod? So vremenem Oskar poluchaet otvety na vse ehti voprosy, hotya, pozhaluj, predpochel by ostat'sya v nevedenii. Roman posluzhil osnovoj znamenitogo odnoimennogo fil'ma rezhissera Tomasa Al'fredsona; kartina sobrala mnozhestvo evropejskih prizov, v tom chisle "e;Zolotogo Mel'esa"e; i Nordic Film Prize (s formulirovkoj "e;Za uspeshnuyu transformaciyu vampirskogo fil'ma v dejstvitel'no original'nuyu, trogatel'nuyu i udivitel'no chelovechnuyu istoriyu o druzhbe i odinochestve"e;), a vposledstvii postanovshchik "e;Monstro"e; Mehtt Rivz snyal amerikanskij rimejk.

I Am Behind You: A Novel

I Am Behind You: A Novel

Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist Format: Ebook Release Date: 12/01/2017

Four families wake up one morning in their caravans, next to their cars, on an ordinary campsite in southern Sweden. However, during the night something strange has happened. Everything else has disappeared, and the world has been transformed into an endless expanse of grass. The sky is blue, but there is no sign of the sun; there are no trees, no flowers, no birds. And every radio plays nothing but the songs of sixties pop icon Peter Himmelstrand. As the holiday-makers try to come to terms with what has happened, they are forced to confront their deepest fears and secret desires, and in many cases expose the less appealing aspects of their character. Past events that they have tried to bury rise to the surface and take on a terrifying physical form. Can any of them find a way back to reality? I Am Behind You is a compelling, eerie new novel from the internationally bestselling author of Let the Right One In.

Tindalos

Tindalos

Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist Format: Ebook Release Date: 29/08/2014

Eine spannende Kurzgeschichte vom Horror-Experten John Ajvide Lindqvist - exklusiv als E-Book und Audio-Download! Pltzlich ist es wieder da. Beobachtet sie. Nimmt sie ins Visier. Schickt seine Vorboten aus. Kommt immer nher, um sie zu holen. Seit ihrer Kindheit wird Vera von einem unheimlichen Gerusch verfolgt. Jahrelang konnte sie es erfolgreich ausblenden, aber pltzlich ist es lauter und prsenter als je zuvor. Veras Leben entgleitet ihr immer mehr, bis auch das Leben ihrer Familie in Gefahr ist ...

Let the Right One In (stage version)

Let the Right One In (stage version)

Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/11/2013

An enchanting, brutal vampire myth and coming-of-age love story, adapted from the best-selling novel and award-winning film. Oskar is a bullied lonely teenage boy living with his mother on a housing estate at the edge of town, when a spate of sinister killings rock the neighbourhood. Eli is the young girl who has just moved in next door. She doesn't go to school and never leaves the flat by day. Sensing in each other a kindred spirit, the two become devoted friends. What Oskar doesn't know is that Eli has been a teenager for a very long time - Jack Thorne's adaptation of Let The Right One In premiered in June 2013 at the Dundee Rep Theatre in a production by the National Theatre of Scotland, before transferring to London's Royal Court Theatre in November 2013.

Harbor

Harbor

Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist Format: Ebook Release Date: 11/10/2011

John Ajvide Lindqvist has taken the horror world by storm. His first novel, Let the Right One In, has been made into critically acclaimed films in both Sweden and in the U.S (as Let Me In). His second novel, Handling the Undead, is beloved by horror lovers everywhere. Now, with Harbor, a stunning and chilling masterpiece, Lindqvist firmly cements his place as the heir apparent to Stephen King. One ordinary winter afternoon on a snowy island, Anders and Cecilia take their six-year-old daughter Maja across the ice to visit the lighthouse in the middle of the frozen channel. While they are exploring the lighthouse, Maja disappears - either into thin air or under thin ice -- leaving not even a footprint in the snow.Two years later, Anders, a broken man, moves back to his family's abandoned home on the island. He soon realizes that Maja's disappearance is only one of many strange occurrences, and that his fellow islanders, including his own grandmother, know a lot more than they're telling. As he digs deeper, Anders begins to unearth a dark and deadly secret at the heart of this small, seemingly placid town.As he did with Let the Right One In and Handling the Undead, John Ajvide Lindqvist serves up a blockbuster cocktail of high-tension suspense in a narrative that barely pauses for breath.

Let Me In

Let Me In

Author: John Ajvide Lindqvist Format: Ebook Release Date: 31/08/2010

Already sold in ten countries, Let Me In introduces a startling new talent from Sweden whose work is creating an international sensation. John Ajvide Lindqvist has been compared to such top horror writers as Anne Rice, Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Whitley Strieber, and last but certainly not least, Stephen King-American readers of vampire fiction will be thrilled!It is autumn 1981 when the inconceivable comes to Blackeberg, a suburb in Sweden. The body of a teenage boy is found, emptied of blood, the murder rumored to be part of a ritual killing. Twelve-year-old Oskar is personally hoping that revenge has come at long last---revenge for the bullying he endures at school, day after day.But the murder is not the most important thing on his mind. A new girl has moved in next door---a girl who has never seen a Rubik's Cube before, but who can solve it at once. There is something wrong with her, though, something odd. And she only comes out at night. . . .

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