Urgent prose





To Håkan Norebäck, writing is a form of escape, an attempt to freedom. He has always had a strong need to let his mind dream freely, and to create a world of his own. He holds an MFA from the University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm, and both painting and writing has played an important part in his life. For him to tell a story, it must surprise him, move him, and be more than he could have ever imagined.

Though he has been writing since his twenties, it was with One Last Winter he felt he really was on to something. His debut is a suspense novel about a man returning to his hometown and how he deals with his past and his dysfunctional family. For Håkan Norebäck, the book is an important way of telling the story of someone who isn’t heard or listened to in society. If he wasn’t going to tell the story, who would?

As an artist he tries to avoid the overly explicit in his expressions, whether it’s art or literature. He is more interested in exploring the human nature and how far people are willing to go to when under pressure.

Håkan Norebäck has had over forty different jobs in his life. He has worked as a taxi driver, a limousine driver, a truck driver, a garbage man, a mail man, a gardener and at a battery factory – amongst many other professions of varying tasks.

In his free time, he likes to read everything from non-fiction to science fiction, and he is curious to explore all genres in his future writing. One Last Winter is his debut novel.



2020 – One Last Winter (En sista vinter), suspense novel


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