Michael Mortimer revealed
On Saturday the authors behind the pseudonym Michael Mortimer were revealed. Critically acclaimed writers Daniel Sjölin and Jerker Virdborg were interviewed in Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter where they talked about their project of writing 3000 pages of adventure, how much fun they are having writing together and why they have “come out” after just one novel.
Daniel Sjölin was born in 1977, he made his debut in 2002 with Oron bror. Världens sista roman, published in 2007 was nominated for the August Prize. Daniel was the former host of literary television show "Babel", and works as a literary critic for Svenska Dagbladet and BLM.
Jerker Virdborg was born in 1971 and debuted in 2001 with the short story collection Landhöjning två centimeter per natt. In 2002 his breakthrough novel Svart krabba was published. Jerker is also active as a cultural journalist.
Jungfrustenen by Michael Mortimer is now sold to 10 countries! The second part, Fossildrottningen, will be published in Sweden in May 2014.
List of publishers:
Modtryk Denmark / Bazar Finland / Bazar Norge / Helios Estonia / Bruna Netherlands / Destino Spain / Salani Italy / Btb Germany / KRP Yayincilik Turkey /Family Leisure Club Russia and Ukraine