Beautiful writing with passionate relationships and thrilling events in historic settings
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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."
2020: Jul i krinolin (A Crinoline Christmas), novel
2019: Mord på blanka juldagen (Murder on Christmas Day), anthology
2018: Mord och inga julvisor (Murder, not Christmas Carols), anthology
2016: Snögloben (The Snow Globe), novel
2016: Det kryllar av spöken (Ghosts Everywhere), anthology
2015: Mord i midvintertid (Midwinter Murder), anthology
2015: Ödeborgens hemlighet (The Secrets of the Castle Ruins), children's book
2014: Blå linjer (Blue Lines), short story
2014: Mysteriet vid Örnklippan (The Mystery at Eagle Cliff), children's book
2013: Det osynliga godiset (The Invisible Candy), children's book
2013: Tistelblomman (The Thistle Flower), novel
2012: De odöda (The Undead), anthology
2012: Jag väntar under mossan (The Moss Cradle) YA novel
2011: Döden på en blek häst (Death on a Pale Horse), novel
2009: Styggelsen (Abomination), novel
2009: Snoring Beauty, children's book with Rachael Mortimer
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