‘Even though you can survive here without Swedish, it’s respectful to make an effort’

‘Even though you can survive here without Swedish, it’s respectful to make an effort’

British-born David Ashby came to Sweden in 2002. Moving from Brighton to Gothenburg to be with his now-wife, the English teacher-turned-author tells The Local that the past 16 years have been a voyage of cultural discovery.

‘When I come back to Sweden I feel like I can breathe’

‘When I come back to Sweden I feel like I can breathe’

‘Sweden is such a wonderful place, I’d find it difficult to write anything set in the UK’

‘Sweden is such a wonderful place, I’d find it difficult to write anything set in the UK’

‘Go for your passion and see where it takes you’

‘Go for your passion and see where it takes you’

Father won’t publish final Larsson book

Father won’t publish final Larsson book

Author’s secret will: ‘Give my money to Communists’

Author’s secret will: ‘Give my money to Communists’

Swedes brace for movie version of Stieg Larsson thriller

Swedes brace for movie version of Stieg Larsson thriller

Wallander: a Swedish detective in America

Wallander: a Swedish detective in America

Swedes snap up tickets as second ‘Millennium’ film opens

Swedes snap up tickets as second ‘Millennium’ film opens

Heirs bid to end Stieg Larsson inheritance row

Heirs bid to end Stieg Larsson inheritance row

‘Millennium’ trilogy heading to Hollywood

‘Millennium’ trilogy heading to Hollywood

‘Partner may have written Millennium books’

‘Partner may have written Millennium books’

Larsson’s partner ‘didn’t just proofread’ trilogy

Larsson’s partner ‘didn’t just proofread’ trilogy

Swedish crime writer denies plagiarism allegations

Swedish crime writer denies plagiarism allegations

‘Millennium’ film opens to rousing US reviews

‘Millennium’ film opens to rousing US reviews

Brad Pitt to star in Millennium film: reports

Brad Pitt to star in Millennium film: reports

Stockholm in the picture for ‘Millennium’ movie

Stockholm in the picture for ‘Millennium’ movie

Hysteria as ‘Hornet’s Nest’ hits US shelves

Hysteria as ‘Hornet’s Nest’ hits US shelves

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Early Stieg Larsson works found in library

Dutch author Kuijer wins Astrid Lindgren lit prize

Dutch author Kuijer wins Astrid Lindgren lit prize

‘Sweden is more complex than a Billy bookshelf’

‘Sweden is more complex than a Billy bookshelf’

Eight reasons to visit the Göteborg Book Fair

Eight reasons to visit the Göteborg Book Fair

August Prize-winning author Göran Rosenberg

August Prize-winning author Göran Rosenberg

Jonas Gardell named ‘Swede of the Year’

Jonas Gardell named ‘Swede of the Year’