Lars Kepler is the winner of the 2021 Crime Author of the Year award, bestowed by BookBeat and the Crimetime Festival. The award is based on statistics from the three latest audiobooks by Swedish crime authors during the last 12 months and the winner was announced this weekend during an award ceremony at the Gothenburg Book Fair.
“The authorship Lars Kepler is a phenomenon in itself and is one of Sweden’s most popular through time, and data from hundreds of thousands of listeners gives us the answers as to why. Not only is their latest novel, The Mirror Man, the most listened to book of 2020 on BookBeat, our overall data shows us that users love and cannot stop listening to any of their three lastest novels. Thus they are, amongst incredibly strong competition, worthy winners of the ‘Crime Author of the Year,’” says Anna Riklund, Head of Content at BookBeat.
Alexandra and Alexander Ahndoril say:
“We love that storytelling has returned to our country through audio books. We feel that our narrators Gunilla Leining and Jonas Malmsjö have a magical ability to highlight the dark and suggestive in our books. We are very happy and proud of this award, and deeply grateful that we have such fantastic listeners.”