Jonas Gardell (b. 1963) is one of the greatest and most distinctive voices in Swedish literature
today. Since his literary debut in 1985, the novelist, playwright, screenwriter and comedian
Some of his work as a screenwriter includes the TV Mini-Series My Life as a Comedian (1992),
the feature film Like It Never Was Before (1995), the TV Mini-Series Those Half Hidden (2009),
Don’t You Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves (2012) and The Days the Flowers Bloom (2019). His
latest production is the feature film My Life as a Comedian that will premiere later this year.
Gardell has time and again mesmerized the audience with moving, stylistically immaculate prose
that ricochets off the page. His unique mixture of humor and heartbreaking episodes fetched from
his own life as a member of the LGBTQ community has made Gardell a trendsetting authorship in
Scandinavia. Deeply personal, utterly unfazed by taboos, and with a humor you can’t guard
against, he is finally back with the national No. 1 bestseller, In Memory of an Unconditional Love.