Sofie Sarenbrant

Sofie Sarenbrant is one of Sweden’s most beloved and successful authors. Her books have been translated into 17 languages and sold over 6 million copies to date. She was awarded the prestigious Swedish Crime Writer of the Year award in both 2019 and 2020 and has won the Nextory E-book Award three times. 

Sarenbrant is most well known for her captivating and contemporary series following the police detective Emma Sköld and her team. The combination of suspenseful investigations, and unexpected cliffhangers with relatable depictions of self-doubt and courage has made the series a favorite amongst many crime readers. Sarenbrant’s way of storytelling reflects a genuine and deep understanding of different narratives and perspectives, while at the same having the page-turner quality. The series take place largely in Stockholm and the idyllic suburb Bromma, where the author herself lives with her family.  

Instead of a worn-out, alcoholic chief inspector in the lead role, I wanted a young, career-oriented woman my own age. Emma Sköld follows in her father’s footsteps, without his blessing. He thinks there are too many risks in police work, and it will turn out that he’s right. Emma encounters prejudice in her job as a police detective because she is young and beautiful. No one expects that she will be the most competent of them all and dare to question what no one else will.  

– Sofie Sarenbrant 

Sarenbrant has also written a psychological thriller Behind Your Back in 2017, and the acclaimed autobiography Muzzle in 2021.  In 2022, she made her debut as a children’s author with Mira and Moon, a new book series for middle-grade readers about a young girl and her strong bond with her favorite pony. This autumn, Sarenbrant will release a highly anticipated new suspense novel, The Birthday, that is co-written with Carina Bergfeldt. The novel will be the first part in a new book series written by the talented duo.

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Awards & Nominations

Awards

  • Swedish Crime Writer of the Year

    2019

  • Swedish Crime Writer of the Year

    2020

  • Nextory E-book Awards

    2019

  • Nextory E-book Awards

    2020

  • Nextory E-book Awards

    2022

  • Swedish Crime Writer of the Year

    2022

  • Swedish Crime Novel of the Year

    2023

Nominations

  • Adlibris Prize

    2022

  • Storytel Awards

    2023

  • Swedish Crime Writer of the Year

    2023

  • Adlibris Prize

    2023

Facts Sofie Sarenbrant

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    Over 6 million books sold

    Over 6 million books sold

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    Translated into 17 laguages

    Translated into 17 laguages

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    Swedish Crime Writer of the Year in 2019, 2020, and 2022

    Swedish Crime Writer of the Year in 2019, 2020, and 2022

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    Has won the Nextory E-book Award three times

    Has won the Nextory E-book Award three times

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    Fact 5

    Swedish Crime Novel of the Year in 2023

    Swedish Crime Novel of the Year in 2023

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Over 6 million books sold

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