Camilla Läckberg was 29 when she published her first novel, The Ice Princess, in 2003. Three years later, her prize-winning books were topping the Swedish bestseller lists. She is Sweden’s top-selling author, and to date she has sold over 12 million books.
Camilla was born in 1974, and grew up in Fjällbacka on the west coast of Sweden, just by the Norwegian bite. As a girl, she was always telling stories and drawing little tales that she’d put together into books. However, she began a career as an economist and did not take up writing as a profession until she attended a crime-writing course organised by writers’ association Ordfront. As she studied, she began the story that would become The Ice Princess.
The Ice Princess was accepted in the same week as Camilla gave birth to her son, Wille, and was published in 2003. It was followed by The Preacher, The Stonecutter, The Jynx, The German Child, The Mermaid, The Lighthouse Keeper, and most recently The Angel Maker. She has also co-written a cookery book with celebrity chef and childhood friend Christian Hellberg. Smaker från Fjällbacka (The taste of Fjällbacka) is a culinary celebration of Fjällbacka and the food that Camilla and Christian associate with life on the west coast. She has also released three children’s novels about the character Super-Charlie.
Camilla won the Folket literary prize in 2006, and in the autumn of the following year found another of her dreams fulfilled when her first two books were dramatised and shown on national television.