Börge Hellström was born in 1957. One of the founders of the crime prevention organization KRIS (Criminals Return Into Society), he has worked with rehabilitation of young offenders and drug addicts. He has also been a singer and guitarr player in different bands, and made a living as a travelling troubadour.
Award-winning journalist Anders Roslund and ex-criminal Börge Hellström are Sweden's most acclaimed crime fiction duo. Their unique ability to combine inside knowledge of the brutal reality of criminal life with penetrating social criticism in complex, intelligent plots has put them at the forefront of modern Scandinavian crime writing. In 2009, their book THREE SECONDS was awarded the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers' Award for Swedish Crime Novel of the Year, previously won by both Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell, became a top-10 bestseller in Sweden for eight months, and hit The New York Times bestseller list in the United States.