In today’s episode, my guest is Fredrik Backman, author of A Man Called Ove and his new release Bear Town. We talk about his journey from blogger to novelist, his humble beginnings driving a forklift, what it’s like when your book becomes an international phenomenon, staying humble throughout the process, what writing has afforded him in his personal life, writing single viewpoint vs. multiple main characters, and much more.
Fredrik Backman is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here, as well as a novella, And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer. His books are being published around the world in more than thirty-five languages. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children.
His new novel, Beartown, is available now.
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