• Praise for Fredrik Backman

  • Evident in all [Backman] novels is an apparent ability to state a truth about humanity with breathtaking elegance

    Kirkus Reviews
  • As popular Swedish exports go, Backman is up there with ABBA and Stieg Larsson.

    The New York Times Book Review
  • Mr. Backman cements his standing as a writer of astonishing depth

    The Washington Times
  • 'I wasn't sure I would love a novel centred on hockey - but as with Friday Night Lights this is actually a story about people - about strength and tribal loyalty and what we unwittingly do when trying to show our boys how to be men. I utterly believed in the residents of Beartown, and felt ripped apart by the events in the book'

    Jojo Moyes, bestselling author of Me Before You
  • Surrounded by impenetrable forests, [Beartown] recreates the stifling atmosphere of a dying community. This is a mature, compassionate novel

    The Sunday Times