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Latest book: Ett system så magnifikt att det bländar

Amanda Svensson grew up in Malmö and currently lives in Cornwall, England. She has studied Creative Writing at Fridhems College and works as an arts journalist and translator. Hey Dolly was her much acclaimed debut in 2008.

In 2011 her second novel Welcome to this World was shortlisted for the August Prize as well as Dagens Nyheter's Literature Prize. 

Her latest novel  A Magnificent System is out now.

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Allt det där jag sa till dig var sant
Allt det där jag sa till dig var sant propagates, despite its title, for the imagination more than anything else. Exploring a "what if" as if everything was thinkable. The frenzy with which Amanda Svensson refuses to set limits for the possible is characteristic of her writing so far.
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 A heady and delectable book which left me feeling genuinely sad… The ending has a sublime self-evidence to it. The storytelling is skillful, leading to a moment of blissful triumph where everything springs to life and is crushed at the same time- all in one bittersweet chord.


Amanda Svensson's "A Magnificent System" sold to the UK

We are delighted to announce that Scribe has acquired World English rights to Amanda Svensson’s A Magnificent System – the critically acclaimed novel that has been compared to the works of writers such as Zadie Smith, Paul Auster and Marisha Pessl. Philip Gwyn Jones, Scribe’s Publis...

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A Successful Spring for Norstedts Agency

We are so proud and delighted that our authors have enjoyed such an amazing spring with excellent sales, wonderful reviews and many good rights deals! Amanda Svensson's A Magnificent System has not only spent five weeks at the top of Dagens Nyheter's Critics List, but rights have als...

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