Rebel With Frozen Feet

Johanna Nilsson


Rights sold

Poland: Fundacja Szwedszka

Sweden: Wahlström & Widstrand, Månpocket


“My name is Stella Björk and I’m studying at the Business School in Stockholm, but I really don’t want to be an economist. Mostly, I’m here to learn what life is all about, though it would be great to be Sweden’s first female bank director under the age of 30, since it’s all just Middle-aged Men who have all the power in those jobs. My friend Karolina is irritated over this injustice and Joakim and I have just founded a group with her, the Anonymous Stock Addicts. It was really just for fun, but a lot of folks showed up at the meeting in the stock market room and this thing is turning into something we no longer have any control over.”


The third book by the highly-praised author Johanna Nilsson is a pleasant, soft-hearted novel about Capital, human worth, stock market addiction, love and the importance of having someone who can warm your feet.


233 Pages



“Johanna Nilsson is someone unusual in our young Swedish literature; she’s engaged in the social issues of our time, standing on the side of the weak and vulnerable. At the same time, she insists on the right to step off the highway and go her own way.”

Upsala Nya Tidningen


“It’s the best contemporary novel that I’ve read in a long time, and one of the funniest generational conflicts that I have ever read.”

Norra Skåne


“Johanna Nilsson has a sharp eye for how young people lose their way in an ever increasing individualized world where you’re supposed to climb the ladder of success without caring for anyone else. She has a direct, powerful and humorous style.”

Västerbottens Folkblad


“I love this wise and hilarious satire about love and rebellion in the Business School.”



“Rebel with frozen Feet is a wonderful satire of our modern society, where none of its typical manifestations are spared…I’ve seldom read anything which so skillfully combines humor and irony with serious and anxiety-filled existential questions. This is one of the best novels I’ve read in a long time.”



“Johanna Nilsson is a writer who continues to impress.”

Skånska Dagbladet