Jöns Hellsing

An absorbing storyteller who's heart is divided between Sweden and Scotland

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Denmark

Finland

Norway

Sweden

Jöns Hellsing is never half-hearted in what he does, neither in life nor in his writing, which he likens to building a linguistic cathedral. Innovative and image-driven, he takes his time, mulling over his stories until the final scene is written in letters of fire in his mind. Only then does he venture to put the words down.

The ability to keep the reader engaged and wanting to know more, in a style that is elegant and entertaining, is one of Jöns Hellsing’s strengths in the first volume, Handyman Wanted, a vivid blend of a modern-day John Irving and Jonathan Tropper. When Jöns reads, he is drawn to Helena von Zweigbergk, Jonas Gardell and Peter May.

Besides writing, Jöns Hellberg is a copywriter, composer as well as a handyman while renovating his seaside writer’s lair in Scotland. Jöns Hellsing lives with his wife and three sons on Lidingö, just outside Stockholm.

 

Interview with Jöns Hellsing in DN:

 

http://www.dn.se/nyheter/sverige/nar-lennart-hellsing-fyllt-90-vagade-sonen-skriva-om-familjens-bortglomda-by/

 

 

Bibliography 

2018 - Slowly Reaching Heaven (Halvvägs till himlen), novel

2017 – Handyman Wanted (Händig man sökes), novel

 

English sample available by Deborah Bragan-Turner

 

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