Karin Alvtegen

1965 - Today

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Karin Alvtegen (born 8 June 1965, Huskvarna, Sweden) is a Swedish author of crime fiction. Alvtegen's psychological thrillers are generally set in Sweden. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karin Alvtegen has received more than 38,521 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Karin Alvtegen is the 6,027th most popular writer (down from 5,465th in 2019), the 1,087th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 935th in 2019) and the 86th most popular Swedish Writer.

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Notable Works

Die Flüchtige
Literature, Fiction
Two women trapped by a past that won't let go...At first sight, Monika and Maj-Britt are as different as two people can possibly be. They have nothing in common but the determination to obliterate their memories and be left alone. But when a tragic accident brings them face to face, the emotional voids at the centre of their lives threatens to engulf them and they are forced to confront the secrets and the sadness they had hoped to bury. A suspenseful psychological thriller, Shame reveals the ordinary days of the odd and the lonely as they twist into self-destruction and holds out a glimmering hope of redemption and acceptance.
Fiction, Homeless women, Murder
Born into privilege, Sibylla lives by choice on the chilly streets of Stockholm. When she spends a night with a businessman, and his body is found the next morning, she becomes a wanted woman.


Among writers, Karin Alvtegen ranks 6,027 out of 7,302Before her are Anna J. Cooper, Dick Cavett, Andy Weir, Charles Le Goffic, Sarah Trimmer, and Penelope Lively. After her are Agustín Durán, Maria Janion, Kazimiera Iłłakowiczówna, Anne Fine, Manuel Rojas, and Scott Turow.

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Among people born in 1965, Karin Alvtegen ranks 375Before her are Rikishi, Graeme Obree, Aleqa Hammond, Stepan Poltorak, Luis Islas, and Andreas Thom. After her are Marián Vajda, Kang Jae-won, Keiko Saito, Gavin Rossdale, Fei Junlong, and Anatole Collinet Makosso.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Karin Alvtegen ranks 1,087 out of 1,879Before her are Magnus Samuelsson (1969), Nils Nilsson (1936), Peter Eriksson (1958), Jan Möller (1953), Bo Ekelund (1894), and Michael Amott (1969). After her are Magnus Norman (1976), Roger Ljung (1966), Gunnar Larsson (1951), Stig Sollander (1926), Jan Jönsson (1960), and Teddy Lučić (1973).

Among WRITERS In Sweden

Among writers born in Sweden, Karin Alvtegen ranks 86Before her are Albert Engström (1869), Johan Theorin (1963), Gunnel Vallquist (1918), Agnes von Krusenstjerna (1894), Göran Sonnevi (1939), and Kristina Lugn (1948). After her are John Ajvide Lindqvist (1968), Birger Sjöberg (1885), Stig Claesson (1928), Mikael Niemi (1959), Sonja Åkesson (1926), and Klas Östergren (1955).