Quotes by: Camilla Lackberg

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Camilla Läckberg
Camilla Läckberg at the 2011 Göteborg Book Fair.
Born (1974-08-30) August 30, 1974 (age 42)
Fjällbacka, Västra Götaland County, Sweden
Occupation Novelist
Nationality Swedish
Genre Crime fiction
Website
www.camillalackberg.com

Crime stories are our version of sitting round a camp fire and telling tales. We enjoy being scared under safe circumstances. That's why there's no tradition of crime writing in countries that have wars.
Camilla Lackberg
Northern Sweden holds a special kind of magic. It's cold, lonely, and the people are tough and silent, or so the stereotype says. This is Asa Larsson's home turf and I find as much joy in reading her closely observed descriptions of the environment, as in following her intriguing plots.
Camilla Lackberg
Swedish taxes are high, and we don't get as much as we used to for them. And our schools aren't so good.
Camilla Lackberg
People in Sweden talk a lot about the weather - how much we hate it. But Finns get more depressed.
Camilla Lackberg
I've always viewed myself as a brand. When I started 10 years ago, that was very controversial. 'Marketing' and 'PR' were dirty words for the literary world, but that has changed. Once the book is finished, I want as many people as possible to read it.
Camilla Lackberg
In Sweden, we've moved away from the notion that mothers have some magical, special bond with children.
Camilla Lackberg
The pace of Swedish crime fiction is slower - Stieg Larsson's the exception. And I think we use the environment more.
Camilla Lackberg
If I can hit No. 1 on the 'New York Times' best-seller list, I'm thinking of having the entire list tattooed on my body somewhere. It would be fabulous.
Camilla Lackberg
Scandinavian crime fiction has become a great success all across the world and rightfully so. Sjowall and Wahloo ushered in a whole generation of Swedish crime writers, many of whom are now available in English.
Camilla Lackberg
I don't feel the need to prove myself by writing the next generational novel.
Camilla Lackberg
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