Jonas Karlsson (b. 1971) writes plays and short fiction. One of Sweden’s most prominent actors, Karlsson has performed on Sweden’s premier stage and in several acclaimed feature films and television series. In 2005, Karlsson made his debut as a playwright, earning rave reviews from audience and critics alike. Spurred by the joy of writing for the stage, Karlsson began writing fiction. With an actor’s ear for the silences that endow dialogue with meaning and a singular ability to register moods and emotions, Jonas Karlsson has blossomed into one of Scandinavia’s finest literary authors, with two novels and three short story collections published to date. He has been awarded the Ludvig Nordström Award 2018 for his short story collections The Second Goal, The Perfect Friend and The Rules of the Game.
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