Name Klas Ostergren
|Born Klas Ostergren
20 February 1955 (age 60)
Stockholm, Sweden (1955-02-20) |
Occupation novelist, screenwriter, translator
Spouses Pernilla August (1982–1989) Cilla Ostergren
Books Gentlemen: Roman, Twist, Gangsters, The Hurricane Party
Spouse Pernilla August (m. 1982–1989), Cilla Ostergren
Children Agnes Ostergren, Gosta Ostergren, Ake Ostergren, Marta Ostergren
Parents Lars Ostergren, Margareta Ostergren
Movies Gentlemen, Waiting for the Tenor, Evil, Jerusalem, Syndare i sommarsol
Similar People Mikael Marcimain, Thomas Nordegren, Pernilla August, Bille August, Hans Gunnarsson
Notable works Gentlemen Gangsters
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Klas Östergren (born 20 February 1955) is a Swedish novelist, screenwriter, and translator.
- Klas stergren intervjuas om b ckerna gentlemen och gangsters
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Östergren is a member of the Swedish Academy since 20 December 2014, succeeding Ulf Linde on seat 11. In 1999, he was nominated for his country's top film award, the Guldbagge Award. In 2005, he received the grand prize bestowed by the country's premier literary society, Samfundet De Nio.
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Östergren was born in 1955 on Lilla Essingen in Stockholm. He was the youngest of four siblings. His father was Finnish and his mother was Swedish. He went to secondary school at Södra Latins gymnasium.
Klas Östergren was soon to turn twenty years old when his first novel, Attila, was published in 1975. He gained critical acclaim and high readership five years later with the novel, Gentlemen. As a writer of screenplays and teleplays, he was honored in 1999 when Veranda för en tenor [Waiting for the Tenor], the screen treatment (which he co-wrote with Lisa Ohlin) of a short story from Med stövlarna på och andra berättelser, was nominated for Sweden's equivalent of the Academy Award, the Guldbagge. He is also one of his country's most highly regarded literary translators, having published a Swedish-language version of J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye and also having translated a two-volume edition (issued in September 2008) of the plays of Henrik Ibsen.
From 1982 to 1989, Klas Östergren was married to Swedish actress, Pernilla Wallgren, who subsequently continued her career using the name Pernilla Östergren. They became the parents of a daughter, Agnes; and following their divorce and Pernilla's marriage to director Bille August, she appeared, using her new professional name, Pernilla August, in two films for which Östergren wrote the screenplays. The first, 1996's Jerusalem, adapted from the novel by Selma Lagerlöf, was directed by her husband, Bille August, and the other, Offer och gärningsmän, was a 1999 miniseries directed for Sweden's national television broadcaster, SVT, by Tomas Alfredson. His second and current wife is Cilla, with whom he has three children, Åke, Gösta, and Märta.
The 1980 novel Gentlemen was filmed in 2014 by director Mikael Marcimain.