Modern adventures

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As a child, Ida Kjellin was obsessed with trying to find Narnia in the big wardrobe in her unfortunately very un-magical home. After several disappointments she decided to instead create her own, more wonderful – and sometimes terrifying – worlds instead.

After working as a host for and producer of children’s tv shows, Ida began developing and later writing tv series for the Swedish Television (SVT) and other channels. After studying screen writing both in Sweden and in the USA at the New York Film Academy, she began writing full time. Ida Kjellin has now written three feature films, several tv series and audio drama series and published several novels and novellas.

Ida’s work has won a number of Swedish and international awards and has been nominated for such prestigious prizes as an international Emmy Kids Award (Best Factual & Entertainment 2020), two Kristallen (Best children drama 2015 and 2020) and Guldbaggen (The Audience’s prize, Best movie of the year 2016).

While the fantasy- and adventure genre might still be her favorite, Ida is currently working on a crime novel.

Bibliography Audio/digital

2024 Working title: The Cryptozoologist’s diary (Kryptozoologens loggbok), Rabén&Sjögren
2020-2021 The World’s most Horrible Diseases 1 and 2 (Världens hemskaste sjukdomar 1+2), Bonnier Carlsen
2020 Mission: Supervillain (Uppdrag Superskurk), novella published in the anthology Framtid, Rabén&Sjögren
2016 The Monstrous Adventures of Vesper (Vespers vidunderliga äventyr), audiobook, Storytel