|Genre Crime fiction|
Movies The Hidden Child
Name Camilla Lackberg
|Born August 30, 1974 (age 41)
Fjallbacka, Vastra Gotaland County, Sweden (1974-08-30) |
Spouse Martin Melin (m. 2010–2013)
Children Charlie Melin, Meja Eriksson, Wille Eriksson
Books The Lost Boy, The Stone Cutter, The Hidden Child, The Preacher, The Ice Princess
Similar People Martin Melin, Magdalena Graaf, Jo Nesbo, Liza Marklund, Isabella Lowengrip
Education University of Gothenburg
Camilla lackberg bestselling author of the fj llbacka series in conversation with john purcell
Jean Edith Camilla Läckberg Eriksson (born August 30, 1974) is a Swedish crime writer. Her work has been translated into at least 25 languages.
- Camilla lackberg bestselling author of the fj llbacka series in conversation with john purcell
- Meet crime writer camilla lackberg author of no 1 bestseller the drowning
- Writing technique
- Personal life and entrepreneurial ventures
- Television adaptations
Meet crime writer camilla lackberg author of no 1 bestseller the drowning
Läckberg considers herself a crime writing dilettante since discovering such literature on her father's bookshelf at a young age. It has remained a fascination for her ever since. Läckberg's books have received special praise for detail and "in-depth characterization". Läckberg – sometimes called the Swedish Agatha Christie – became a writer after her husband and parents enrolled her in a creative writing course as a Christmas present. She describes herself as a visual writer: "For me actually, specific images – snapshots – come first, and then the story starts to come together from those bits and pieces. I am very visual when I write, I 'see' the story in pictures and writing a book is like having a movie running in my head 24/7."
Personal life and entrepreneurial ventures
Läckberg was born in Fjällbacka, Bohuslän, and started writing at an early age. Her earliest work was called "Tomten". After graduating from Gothenburg University with a degree in Economics, she moved to Stockholm, where she worked as an economist before beginning writing fiction seriously. She is a business partner in a jewelry company called Sahara Silver Jewelry AB. Hong Kong maternity fashion company Sono Vaso launched in Europe with the then-pregnant author endorsing.
Läckberg first married Micke Eriksson; they divorced in 2007. Under Swedish law, as Läckberg's ex-husband, Eriksson was entitled to half the revenue from the contracts signed during their marriage. Eventually it was agreed that she would pay him a lump sum.
Läckberg was married for the second time in 2010, to Martin Melin, winner of Expedition Robinson. The two had met at a 2005 release party for one of her books, then began a working relationship. Melin proposed to Läckberg in August 2009.
In 2015, she was engaged to Simon Sköld, MMA fighter and model.
Camilla Läckberg has four children: Wille and Meja from her first marriage, Charlie from her second, and Polly is from her relationship with Sköld. Charlie is also the subject of Läckbergs first children's book, Super-Charlie.
Filming of the TV series Fjällbackamorden began in August 2011 based on the characters from Läckberg's novels, but the stories were new, with actors Claudia Galli and Richard Ulfsäter playing Erica and Patrik.