High end international drama
Rights and Awards
Rights for Crime Fiction
Anagram Film, Sweden
Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger Award
Andreas Norman is a former diplomat and intelligence analyst, who started out as a poet and now writes high end political thrillers. His rare combination of political expertise and strong sense of style has made many call him “the Swedish John LeCarré”. His books are currently in seven languages and are all being adapted for TV series and film.
He grew up in Germany and Sweden and dreamt of becoming a writer. At 23 he debuted as a poet at Albert Bonniers. At 30, he entered a career as diplomat in the Swedish Foreign Service and worked in Bosnia, Macedonia and Lithuania. For several years he was a member of a Swedish counter-terrorism unit and worked closely with foreign intelligence agencies on global projects to track terrorist groups and prevent terrorism.
Into A Raging Blaze, published in 2013, was his debut novel published and received glowing reviews, was shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger Award 2015. It is currently being adapted for a major TV series, together with his second novel, the standalone sequel Silent War.
A key moment for his start as a novel writer was his experience during his time as a member of a counter-terrorism unit in the Swedish foreign service. This secretive world of global war on terror both fascinated and troubled him. Eventually, a secret meeting with American intelligence agencies at the US Embassy in Rabat, Morocco, in the mid-2000, sparked the idea to his debut, and he has since continued to write.
Andreas Norman has a keen sense of the inner workings and power plays within a state apparatus, and an acute sensitivity for human psychology. He has a sharp eye for the psychology of his female protagonists. Having moved with ease in the world of spies and diplomats, he develops his stories in these worlds with confidence and richness.
He works in several genres, both fiction and non fiction, expanding drama, suspense and exploring combinations of the horror genre. Although documentary material often provides the igniting spark, he moves on to create dark and suspenseful stories that has been hailed as the cutting edge of Swedish thriller writing.
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