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Backman, Fredrik 1981-

Overview
Works: 126 works in 764 publications in 29 languages and 26,456 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Novels  Humorous fiction  Sports fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Dark comedy films  Christmas fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Author of screenplay, Contributor
Classifications: PT9877.12.A32, 839.738
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Fredrik Backman
A man called Ove : a novel by Fredrik Backman( Book )

168 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 27 languages and held by 5,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A curmudgeon hides a terrible personal loss beneath a cranky and short-tempered exterior while clashing with new neighbors, a boisterous family whose chattiness and habits lead to unexpected friendship
Beartown : a novel by Fredrik Backman( Book )

52 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 3,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here, comes a poignant, charming novel about a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything."--
My grandmother asked me to tell you she's sorry by Fredrik Backman( Book )

104 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 19 languages and held by 3,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the author of the internationally bestselling A Man Called Ove, a charming, warmhearted novel about a young girl whose grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters, sending her on a journey that brings to life the world of her grandmother's fairy tales"--
Britt-Marie was here : a novel by Fredrik Backman( Book )

79 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 18 languages and held by 2,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britt-Marie can't stand mess. She eats dinner at precisely the right time and starts her day at six in the morning because only lunatics wake up later than that. And she is not passive-aggressive. Not in the least. It's just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. But at sixty-three, Britt-Marie has had enough. She finally walks out on her loveless forty-year marriage and finds a job in the only place she can: Borg, a small, derelict town devastated by the financial crisis. For the fastidious Britt-Marie, this new world of noisy children, muddy floors, and a roommate who is a rat (literally), is a hard adjustment. As for the citizens of Borg, with everything that they know crumbling around them, the only thing that they have left to hold onto is something Britt-Marie absolutely loathes: their love of soccer. When the village's youth team becomes desperate for a coach, they set their sights on her. She's the least likely candidate, but their need is obvious and there is no one else to do it. Thus begins a beautiful and unlikely partnership. In her new role as reluctant mentor to these lost young boys and girls, Britt-Marie soon finds herself becoming increasingly vital to the community. And even more surprisingly, she is the object of romantic desire for a friendly and handsome local policeman named Sven. In this world of oddballs and misfits, can Britt-Marie finally find a place where she belongs?
Us against you : a novel by Fredrik Backman( Book )

24 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and Swedish and held by 1,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small community tucked deep in the forest, Beartown is home to tough, hardworking people who don't expect life to be easy or fair. No matter how difficult times get, they've always been able to take pride in their local ice hockey team. So it's a cruel blow when they hear that Beartown ice hockey might soon be disbanded. What makes it worse is the obvious satisfaction that all the former Beartown players, who now play for a rival team in the neighboring town of Hed, take in that fact. As the tension mounts between the two adversaries, a newcomer arrives who gives Beartown hockey a surprising new coach and a chance at a comeback. Soon a team starts to take shape around Amat, the fastest player you'll ever see; Benji, the intense lone wolf; always dutiful and eager-to-please Bobo; and Vidar, a born-to-be-bad troublemaker. But bringing this team together proves to be a challenge as old bonds are broken, new ones are formed, and the town's enmity with Hed grows more and more acute. As the big game approaches, the not-so-innocent pranks and incidents between the communities pile up and their mutual contempt intensifies. By the time the last goal is scored, a resident of Beartown will be dead and the people of both towns will be forced to wonder if, after everything, the game they love can ever return to something as simple and innocent as a field of ice, two nets, and two teams. Us against you
And every morning the way home gets longer and longer : a novella by Fredrik Backman( Book )

22 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here, comes an exquisitely moving portrait of an elderly man's struggle to hold on to his most precious memories, and his family's efforts to care for him even as they must find a way to let go. "Isn't that the best of all life's ages, an old man thinks as he looks at his grandchild, when a boy is just big enough to know how the world works but still young enough to refuse to accept it." Grandpa and Noah are sitting on a bench in a square that keeps getting smaller every day. The square is strange but also familiar, full of the odds and ends that have made up their lives: Grandpa's work desk, the stuffed dragon that Grandpa once gave to Noah, the sweet-smelling hyacinths that Grandma loved to grow in her garden. As they wait together on the bench, they tell jokes and discuss their shared love of mathematics. Grandpa recalls what it was like to fall in love with his wife, what it was like to lose her. She's as real to him now as the first day he met her, but he dreads the day when he won't remember her. Sometimes Grandpa sits on the bench next to Ted, Noah's father--Ted who never liked math, prefers writing and playing guitar, and has waited his entire life for his father to have time for him, to accept him. But in their love of Noah, they have found a common bond. Grandpa, Grandma, Ted, and Noah all meet here, in this peculiar space that is growing dimmer and more confusing all the time. And here is where they will learn to say goodbye, the scent of hyacinths in the air, nothing to fear. This little book with a big message is certain to be treasured for generations to come"--
A man called Ove by Fredrik Backman( )

27 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon; the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him 'the bitter neighbour from hell'. But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations
Beartown by Fredrik Backman( Recording )

18 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She's Sorry, and Britt-Marie Was Here, comes a poignant, charming novel about a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything."--
Us against you : a novel by Fredrik Backman( Recording )

11 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the small community of Beartown learns their amateur ice hockey team may be disbanded, the tensions mount, but a surprising new coach offers a chance at a comeback
Britt-Marie was here : a novel by Fredrik Backman( Recording )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walking away from her loveless marriage and taking a job in a derelict, financially devastated town, sixty-three-year-old Britt-Marie uses her fierce organizational skills to become a local soccer coach to a group of lost children
The deal of a lifetime : a novella by Fredrik Backman( Book )

13 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's Christmas Even morning. Years ago a man abandoned his son to pursue professional success; now he wonders if it's too late to forge a relationship with him. One week earlier, in a hospital late at night, the man met a five-year-old girl with cancer. When the man is given the chance to do something selfless that could change the destiny of the little girl in the hospital bed, he needs to find out what his own life has actually been worth in the eyes of his son before he makes the deal of a lifetime
My grandmother asked me to tell you she's sorry by Fredrik Backman( Recording )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy, standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-men-who-want-to-talk-about-Jesus-crazy. She is also Elsa's best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother's stories, in the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal
And every morning the way home gets longer and longer : a novella by Fredrik Backman( Recording )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grandpa and Noah are sitting on a bench in a square that keeps getting smaller every day. The square is strange but also familiar, full of the odds and ends that have made up their lives: Grandpa's work desk, the stuffed dragon that Grandpa once gave to Noah, the sweet-smelling hyacinths that Grandma loved to grow in her garden
The deal of a lifetime by Fredrik Backman( Recording )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fredrik Backman returns with a profound and moving novella set on Christmas Eve about the intertwining destinies of a man who has built a global empire, but lost his family in the process, and a courageous little girl fighting for her life
Oma heeft me gestuurd om te zeggen dat het haar spijt by Fredrik Backman( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Dutch and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Na de dood van haar bijzondere oma vindt een 7-jarig meisje een stapel excuusbrieven van haar hand die ze moet rondbrengen
Dingen die mijn zoon moet weten over de wereld by Fredrik Backman( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge vader vertelt aan zijn 2-jarige zoontje over belangrijke aspecten van het leven
Een man die Ove heet( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in Swedish and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een norse man heerst over het woonerf waar hij tientallen jaren met zijn vrouw woonde, alsof het van hem is totdat er nieuwe bewoners komen die kans zien om door zijn pantser te breken
A man called Ove = En man som heter Ove by Rolf Lassgård( Visual )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and Swedish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon; the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him 'the bitter neighbor from hell'. But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn't walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time? Behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove's mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents' association to their very foundations
Ein Mann namens Ove( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der 59-jährige eigenbrötlerische Frührentner Ove will sich das Leben nehmen, um wieder mit seiner geliebten Frau vereint zu sein. Doch ständig kommt etwas dazwischen und schon bald findet er sich gegen seinen Willen als integriertes Mitglieder seiner neuen Nachbarn wieder
Mia nonna saluta e chiede scusa : romanzo by Fredrik Backman( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Backman, Carl Fredrik 1981-

Bakman, Firidrīk, 1981-

Bakman, Fredrik, 1981-

Bakmans, Frēdriks 1981-

Beikeman, Feitelie, 1981-

Fredrik Backman

Fredrik Backman écrivain suédois

Fredrik Backman Swedish writer

Fredrik Backman Zweeds schrijver

Бакман, Фредрик

Бакман, Фредрик, 1981-

Фредрик Бакман

בקמן, פרדריק 1981-

بکمن، فردريک،, 1981-

فردریک بکمن

فردریک بکمن نویسنده سوئدی

ბაკმანი, ფრედრიკ

배크만, 프레드릭 1981-

베크만, 프레드릭 1981-

バックマン, フレドリック

フレドリック・バックマン

巴克曼, 弗雷德里克, 1981-

贝克曼, 菲特烈, 1981-

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