Fredrik Backman may not be on your reading radar yet, but he needs to be.
Fredrik Backman is a Swedish author, columnist and blogger who currently lives in Stockholm with his wife and two children. He is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of “A Man Called Ove”, “My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry” and “Britt-Marie Was Here”. Backman’s books have now been published in over 30 countries and his debut novel was adapted into a movie in 2015.
I consider myself a reader, I read all sorts of modern contemporary fiction along with the classics and being a school librarian, I also read a great many Young Adult titles. Apart from admitting ‘crime’ is my ‘guilty pleasure’ I have no particular favourite genre.
If you’re struggling to pull your child away from the electronics and encourage them to read more books, we can help. We’ve been speaking to our favourite Secret Librarian who has tried and tested hundreds of books over the last 10 years to entice more young adults into the literary world.