Frida Nilsson (born 1979) is considered one of the most talented children’s book authors in Sweden today. Her authorship is characterized by tremendous humor and great sincerity. She writes about the big questions in life – friendship, death and love – and has been compared to fellow writers such as Roald Dahl and Barbro Lindgren. Frida is internationally successful, and her work has been published in more than 20 languages.
Her books have been awarded Swedish and international prizes. In 2019, she has been awarded The James Krüss Award for International Children’s Literature and for her book The ThinSword the annual LUCHS awaded by Die Zeit. She is an ALMA candidate and she has been nominated the Deutscher Jugend Literaturpreis in Germany and has been an August Prize nominee three times. In 2017, the International Children’s Literature Hay Festival in Aarhus selected her as one of the 39 best European children’s book authors aged 40 and under.
Books by Frida Nilsson