Jan Arnald is a Swedish crime author and literary critic, internationally famous for writing under the pen name Arne Dahl. His writing can also be seen in the Swedish newspaper, Dagens Nyheter. He published BARBARER (2001) and MARIA OCH ARTUR (2006) under his own name but under his pseudonym, he has written the Intercrime series, involving the A-team, a group highly trained in dealing with criminal cases in Sweden. The eleventh book in the series, ELVA, was published in August, 2008. The books are translated into several languages. Jan Arnald is married to Swedish photographer Sara Arnald.