John Ajvide Lindqvist (born 1968 in Blackeberg, Sweden)
is a Swedish novelist and short stories author
Lindqvist grew up in the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg, and his debut novel Låt den rätte komma in (Let the Right One In), a romantic, social realistic vampire horror story published in 2004, enjoyed great success in Sweden and abroad. Hanteringen av odöda (Handling the Undead) was published in 2005 and involved the rising of zombies, or the “re-living”, in the Stockholm area. In 2006, he released his third book Pappersväggar, a collection of horror short stories. In 2007, his story Tindalos was published as a serial in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, and also published as a free audiobook through the newspaper’s website, read by the author himself. His works are published by Ordfront and have been translated into many languages, including English, German, Italian, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Dutch and Russian.