Jan Arnald

1963 - Today

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Jan Arnald (born 11 January 1963) is a Swedish novelist and literary critic, who uses the pen name Arne Dahl when writing crime fiction. He is also a regular writer in Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. He published Barbarer (2001) and Maria och Artur (2006) under his own name, but under his pen name he has written a series of crime novels about a fictional group of Swedish crime investigators, called "A Gruppen" in Swedish and "the Intercrime Group" in the first English translation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Arnald has received more than 133,346 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Jan Arnald is the 3,738th most popular writer (down from 3,612th in 2019), the 520th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 489th in 2019) and the 55th most popular Swedish Writer.

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Among writers, Jan Arnald ranks 3,738 out of 5,794Before him are Antonio Fogazzaro, Ferdinand Freiligrath, Marie Marvingt, Ciro Alegría, Christian Hoffmann von Hoffmannswaldau, and Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński. After him are Pierre Mac Orlan, Fumiko Hayashi, Emanuel Geibel, Charles Malik, Gaito Gazdanov, and Jakob Hurt.

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Among people born in 1963, Jan Arnald ranks 160Before him are Walter Thurnherr, James LaBrie, Claudio Chiappucci, Bernard Cazeneuve, Érik Comas, and Michael Chiklis. After him are Karl Markovics, Hugh Bonneville, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Ming-Na Wen, Alexandra Paul, and Simon Wright.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Jan Arnald ranks 520 out of 1,296Before him are Ture Rangström (1884), Carl Swartz (1858), Nils Edén (1871), August Nilsson (1872), John Ljunggren (1919), and Sven Lindqvist (1932). After him are Carl Johan Thyselius (1811), Roland Sandberg (1946), Åse Kleveland (1949), Charles John Andersson (1827), Rudolf Svensson (1899), and Fredrik von Otter (1833).

Among WRITERS In Sweden

Among writers born in Sweden, Jan Arnald ranks 55Before him are Lars Norén (1944), Dan Andersson (1888), Moa Martinson (1890), Ivar Lo-Johansson (1901), Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflycht (1718), and Sven Lindqvist (1932). After him are Elin Wägner (1882), Victoria Benedictsson (1850), Barbro Lindgren (1937), Sara Lidman (1923), Anna Maria Lenngren (1754), and Gunilla Bergström (1942).