Beautiful writing with passionate relationships and thrilling events in historic settings
Amanda Hellberg is an author, artist and illustrator who grew up in the Swedish countryside in the small village Varnhem. She has a Master's degree in English literature and moved to the UK in her 20s. Her first novel Styggelsen (Abomination) was shortlisted for Best First Novel in 2009 and she has since published many books for adults and children. Amanda's prose is effortlessly beautiful and her novels are full of sumptuous description and great psychological insight, passionate relationships and thrilling events, often in historic settings. Her writing has been compared to Donna Tartt and Diana Gabaldon. Amanda lives in Oxford with her family.
"Amanda Hellberg is an incredibly gifted storyteller."
Amanda says: "My goal is to write with an open heart, to explore love and beauty as well as life's inevitable darkness. I want my novels to feel like friends to the reader; like someone you can't wait to spend time with, like an adventure and a real treat. I strive for my stories to have a sense of truth about them despite being fictional. The dramatic elements of romantic and gothic narratives fascinate me and I adore passionate, historic and suspenseful stories full of gorgeous details and powerful emotions. That's what I hope to achieve in my books."
2021: A Ruby Red Christmas (Jul i rubinrött), novel
2021: Warm Winds (Varma vindar), Easy-read short story
2020: Cold Feet (Kalla fötter), Easy-read short story
2020: A Crinoline Christmas (Jul i krinolin), novel
2019: Murder on Christmas Day (Mord på blanka juldagen), anthology
2018: Murder, not Christmas Carols (Mord och inga julvisor), anthology
2016: The Snow Globe (Snögloben), novel
2016: Ghosts Everywhere (Det kryllar av spöken), anthology
2015: Midwinter Murder (Mord i midvintertid), anthology
2015: The Secrets of the Castle Ruins (Ödeborgens hemlighet), children's book
2014: Blue Lines (Blå linjer), short story
2014: The Mystery at Eagle Cliff (Mysteriet vid Örnklippan), children's book
2013: The Invisible Candy (Det osynliga godiset), children's book
2013: The Thistle Flower (Tistelblomman), novel
2012: The Undead (De odöda), anthology
2012: The Forest of Whispers (Jag väntar under mossan) YA novel
2011: Death on a Pale Horse (Döden på en blek häst, novel
2009: Abomination (Styggelsen), novel
2009: Snoring Beauty, children's book with Rachael Mortimer
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