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Jonas Jonasson

Biography

Jonas Jonasson

Jonas Jonasson was born in the city of Växjö in southern Sweden in 1961.

Jonas first started writing when he was working as a journalist for several Swedish newspapers.

He later on went on to start his own production company. After several years in the media industry Jonas felt the need to do something else. That was when the character Allan Karlsson came to him and he started to write his first novel THE 100-YEAR-OLD-MAN WHO CLMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED.

Jonas Jonasson

Books by Jonas Jonasson

by Jonas Jonasson - Fiction

Nombeko Mayeki was fated to grow up fast and die early in her poverty-stricken township. But she finds work as a housecleaner and eventually makes her way up to the position of chief advisor, at the helm of one of the world's most secret projects. South Africa developed six nuclear missiles in the 1980s, then voluntarily dismantled them in 1994. This is a story about the seventh missile, the one that was never supposed to have existed.

by Jonas Jonasson - Fiction

After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey. Not only has Allan witnessed some of the most important events of the 20th century, he has actually played a key role in them.