David Lagercrantz (b. 1962) saw his breakthrough as a novelist with Fall of Man in Wilmslow, a fictionalised novel about the British mathematician Alan Turing.
The biography I am Zlatan, which he co-wrote with international football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic, was published in 2011. With 500 000 hardcover copies sold in less than two months, it is the fastest selling book in Sweden to date, and has sold millions of copies worldwide.
In 2013, Lagercrantz was asked to write a free-standing sequel to Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy. The Girl in the Spider’s Web (2015) became a global publishing phenomenon with simultaneous publication in 27 countries, and was followed by The Girl Who takes an Eye for an Eye (2017) and – Lagercrantz’ final book in the Millennium series – The Girl Who Lived Twice (2019). The Millennium series has sold 100 million copies to date and has topped the international bestseller charts all over the world.
The first book in Lagercrantz’s new Rekke/Vargas series will be published by Norstedts in November 2021, and rights have already been sold to many territories.