ASTRID MOHLIN

Astrid Mohlin specializes in humour, young adult, and drama. Her trademarks are character driven stories with a witty yet realistic dialogue. Astrid has created several shows for SR, like their Christmas calendar from 2023, and premiered as a tv-writer on FLX’s hit show Solsidan, also in 2023.   

Early in her career, Astrid was at Nickelodeon, where she worked with scripts for dubbing, a job that taught her a lot about writing for kids. She then moved on to Swedish Radio (SR), where she has written, produced, and directed multiple shows. Her tone lies somewhere between the goofy and crazy at Nickelodeon and the more classical storytelling at SR.  

When writing for young adults, one of the hardest things are to understand, but not underestimate, your audience. For Astrid, a key factor to achieve this, is research. Before creating the podcast series Fake – which was such a big success that it will also be published as a book by Bonnier Carlsen – she interviewed over 300 school kids, as well as travelling to Norway to meet the creators behind the tv-series Skam to discuss methods.   

Her meticulous methods combined with an intuitive sense of humour has made Astrid a household name in the world of radio drama, which is apparent when you look at her resume. That sense of humour is also what lead her to being hired by FLX to write an episode on their hit show Solsidan, a dream job for any comedy writer in Sweden. 

Astrid also runs the production company Broken Dreams and is currently developing several original ideas for both tv and radio.  She has studied radio and screenwriting at Stockholm University of the Arts (Stockholms konstnärliga högskola). 

WORKS 

TV

2023 – Solsidan, season 8, tv-series, FLX for TV4, episode writer 

RADIO 

2024 – Det begravda fallet, summer show for kids, dramaturg
2023 – Tjuven på Nikoluas läroverk, Christmas calendar, Sveriges Radio, writer/creator
2022 – ILY, audio drama, Sveriges Radio, writer/creator
2022 – Min bästa väns hemliga liv, summer show for kids, Sveriges Radio, writer/creator
2022 – Fake, podcast series, 3 seasons, Sveriges Radio, writer/creator
2021 – Jakten på en lillasyster, summer show for kids, Sveriges Radio, writer/creator
2020 – Kville, audio drama for children, Sveriges Radio, writer
2019 –  Ufopodden, Sveriges Radio, episode writer – with Mathilda von Essen 

BOOKS

2024 – Fake, book based on podcast series, Bonnier Carlsén 

AWARDS

2022 – Best audio drama for young, Prix Ex Aequo, ILY

NOMINATIONS

2022 – Best Children/Young Adult, New York Festivals, ILY

 

Author photo: Johanna Sjöland Thulin