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Niklas Natt och Dag in conversation with Juan Carlos Galindo

Between the thriller and the historical novel

Segovia 2021, 

Belonging to a historical dynasty of Swedish aristocracy, the Natt och Dag (“Night and Day”), has not stopped this Stockholm writer from using his novels to reflect on the privileges of a dominant class that rose above the poverty of the general population in 18th-century Sweden. His literary debut, 1793, was placed on national lists of the best book of the year. His winning combination of thriller and historical novel meant that he became a hot property at crime writing events, such as BCN Negra. Now, with 1794 recently published in Spain, he continues what will be the Bellman Noir trilogy, whose third episode is underway. Niklas Natt och Dag belongs to that small group of writers whose first work is published in over thirty countries. The boy who admired Stephen King is now a star writer.

Natt och Dagg will talk to the El País journalist, Juan Carlos Galindo, who runs the Elemental crime writing blog.