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Jonasson, Jonas 1961-

Overview
Works: 89 works in 816 publications in 33 languages and 9,280 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humorous fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Drama  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Novels  Picaresque literature  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Creator, Originator, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PT9877.2.O537, 839.738
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Most widely held works about Jonas Jonasson
 
Most widely held works by Jonas Jonasson
The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson( Book )

307 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 29 languages and held by 3,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a long and eventful life, Allan Karlsson ends up in a nursing home, believing it to be his last stop. The only problem is that he's still in good health, and in one day, he turns 100. A big celebration is in the works, but Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his vodka consumption). So he decides to escape. He climbs out the window in his slippers and embarks on a hilarious and entirely unexpected journey, involving, among other surprises, a suitcase stuffed with cash, some unpleasant criminals, a friendly hot-dog stand operator, and an elephant (not to mention a death by elephant). It would be the adventure of a lifetime for anyone else, but Allan has a larger-than-life backstory: Not only has he witnessed some of the most important events of the twentieth century, but he has actually played a key role in them. Starting out in munitions as a boy, he somehow finds himself involved in many of the key explosions of the twentieth century and travels the world, sharing meals and more with everyone from Stalin, Churchill, and Truman to Mao, Franco, and de Gaulle
The girl who saved the King of Sweden by Jonas Jonasson( Book )

136 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 22 languages and held by 2,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a tiny shack in the largest township in South Africa, Nombeko Mayeki is born. Put to work at five years old and orphaned at ten, she quickly learns that the world expects nothing more from her than to die young, be it from drugs, alcohol, or just plain despair. But Nombeko has grander plans. She learns to read and write, and at just fifteen, using her cunning and fearlessness, she makes it out of Soweto with millions of smuggled diamonds in her possession. Then things take a turn for the worse ... Nombeko ends up the prisoner of an incompetent engineer in a research facility working on South Africa's secret nuclear arsenal. Yet the unstoppable Nombeko pulls off a daring escape to Sweden, where she meets twins named Holger One and Holger Two, who are carrying out a mission to bring down the Swedish monarchy ... by any means necessary. Nombeko's life ends up hopelessly intertwined with the lives of the twins, and when the twins arrange to kidnap the Swedish king and prime minister, it is up to our unlikely heroine to save the day -- and possibly the world
Hitman Anders and the meaning of it all : a novel by Jonas Jonasson( Book )

95 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 17 languages and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killer-for-hire Anders is fresh out of jail when he meets an atheist former vicar and a receptionist. Together the three come up with a plan to make them rich-- until Anders unexpectedly finds Jesus. Ander's conversion may be good for his soul, but it's not good for business! Now the vicar and the receptionist have to find a new plan, quick
The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared : a novel by Jonas Jonasson( Recording )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allan Karlsson, resident of a nursing home in a small Swedish town, is about to be celebrated at his 100th birthday party with the press, the mayor, and the entire nursing staff and fellow residents in attendance. But Allan really isn't interested (and he'd like a bit more control over his alcohol consumption), so he decides to escape
The girl who saved the King of Sweden : a novel by Jonas Jonasson( Recording )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On June 14, 2007, the king and prime minister of Sweden went missing from a gala banquet at the Royal Castle. Later it was said that both had fallen ill. The truth is different. The real story starts much earlier, in 1961, with the birth of Nombeko Mayeki in a shack in Soweto. Nombeko was fated to grow up fast and die early in her poverty-stricken township. But Nombeko takes a different path. She finds work as a housecleaner and eventually makes her way up to the position of chief advisor, at the helm of one of the world's most secret projects. South Africa developed six nuclear missiles in the 1980s then voluntarily dismantled them in 1994. This is a story about the seventh missile ... the one that was never supposed to have existed. 2014
De 100-jarige man die uit het raam klom en verdween by 100( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in Swedish and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Op zijn honderdste verjaardag ontvlucht een man het door hem zo gehate bejaardencentrum en ontvreemdt bij het busstation een zware koffer die gevuld blijkt te zijn met zwart geld
De 100-jarige man die terug kwam om de wereld te redden by Jonas Jonasson( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in Dutch and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De 100-jarige man die uit het raam klom en verdween by Jonas Jonasson( Recording )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Dutch and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Op zijn honderdste verjaardag ontvlucht een man het door hem zo gehate bejaardencentrum en ontvreemdt bij het busstation een zware koffer die gevuld blijkt te zijn met zwart geld
De zonderlinge avonturen van het geniale bommenmeisje by Jonas Jonasson( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een Zuid-Afrikaanse vrouw belandt met een per ongeluk gefabriceerde atoombom in Zweden
Hitman Anders and the meaning of it all by Jonas Jonasson( Recording )

13 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of the international bestseller The 100-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared, a brilliant satirical novel set in modern Sweden--a story of idealism and fanaticism, gangsters and entrepreneurs, sensationalism and spirituality--that explores the values that matter in contemporary life. In a former brothel turned low-rent hotel, the lives of three unusual strangers--a former female priest, recently fired from her church; the ruined grandson of an ex-millionaire working as a receptionist; and Killer-Anders, a murderer newly released from prison--accidently collide with darkly hilarious results.Seeing a lucrative opportunity in Killer-Anders, the unlikely trio forms an unusual new business. The Priest and the Receptionist will handle strategy and public relations, and coordinate Killer-Anders' "missions." Using the media's obsessive need for sensational, headline-making stories to advertise their talent's superb "skill," they quickly build a clientele of rich Swedish gangsters. Suddenly, they're making an altogether different kind of killing of their own.But when Killer-Anders begins asking deeper questions about purpose and meaning, his curiosity leads him to an unexpected discovery: he finds Jesus. Desperate to save the money machine they've built, the Priest and the Receptionist devise an audacious plan utilizing Killer-Anders' newfound and decidedly fervent faith.Mischievous yet big-hearted, filled with Jonas Jonasson's trenchant humor and delightful twists, Hitman Anders and the Meaning of It All is a delightful comic adventure that reminds us it's never to late to start over--and to discover what truly matters
The accidental further adventures of the hundred-year-old man by Jonas Jonasson( Book )

10 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It all begins with a hot air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Allan and Julius are ready for some spectacular views, but they're not expecting to land in the sea and be rescued by a North Korean ship, and they could never have imagined that the captain of the ship would be harbouring a suitcase full of contraband uranium, on a nuclear weapons mission for Kim Jong-un ... Soon Allan and Julius are at the centre of a complex diplomatic crisis involving world figures from the Swedish foreign minister to Angela Merkel and President Trump. Things are about to get very complicated
The one hundred year old man climbed out the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn't want to begin. His one-hundredth birthday party to be precise. The Mayor will be there. The press will be there. But, as it turns out, Allan will not ... Escaping (in his slippers) through his bedroom window, into the flowerbed, Allan makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving a suitcase full of cash, a few thugs, a very friendly hot-dog stand operator, a few deaths, an elephant and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, Allan's earlier life is revealed. A life in which - remarkably - he played a key role behind the scenes in some of the momentous events of the twentieth century. The One Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is a charming, warm and funny novel, beautifully woven with history and politics
L'analfabeta che sapeva contare by Jonas Jonasson( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in Italian and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La possibilità che un'analfabeta si trovi rinchiusa in un furgone per il trasporto delle patate in compagnia del re svedese e del primo ministro, è pari a una su quarantacinque miliardi seicentosessantasei milioni duecentododicimila ottocentodieci. Questo sulla base dei calcoli effettuati dall'analfabeta in questione
Der Hundertjährige, der aus dem Fenster stieg und verschwand by Felix Herngren( Visual )

11 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allan Karlsson hat keine Lust, im Altenheim seinen 100. zu feiern, und macht sich mit geklauten 50 Millionen Kronen und diversen Freunden auf den Weg in die Sonne. Sein Leben und die letzten 100 Jahre Weltpolitik passieren auf amüsanteste Weise Revue
Die Analphabetin, die rechnen konnte Lesung by Jonas Jonasson( Recording )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in German and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nombeko hat zwar nie Lesen gelernt, aber im Rechnen ist sie einsame Spitze. So bedienen sich Begüterte und Mächtige ihrer Kenntnisse für die Konstruktion nuklearer Sprengköpfe. Doch die junge Afrikanerin setzt sich eines Tages nach Schweden ab und wirbelt damit die Weltpolitik durcheinander
Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann = Le vieux qui ne voulait pas fêter son anniversaire by Felix Herngren( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Swedish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le jour de son 100ème anniversaire, un homme s'échappe de sa maison de retraite pour une cavale rocambolesque, certain qu'il n'est pas trop tard pour tout recommencer à zéro. Débute alors une aventure inattendue et hilarante aux côtés d'un escroc, d'un vendeur de hot-dogs, d'une rousse et d'un éléphant... [Source : jaquette]
Der Hundertjährige, der aus dem Fenster stieg und verschwand Lesung by Jonas Jonasson( Recording )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hörbuchfassung des Schelmenromans über den 100-jährigen Allan Karlsson, der mit seinen skurrilen Freunden auf eine lange Reise geht. In seinem Leben hat es schon des Öfteren ordentlich gekracht: Allan ist Experte für Dynamit und alles, was Brücken in die Luft sprengen kann
Il centenario che saltò dalla finestra e scomparve( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in Multiple languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dopo una vita lunga e piena di emozioni, Allan Karlsson finisce in una casa di riposo, credendo di essere ormai al capolinea. L'unico problema è che è ancora perfettamente sano e così arriva il giorno del suo centesimo compleanno. Gli stanno preparando una grande festa, ma ad Allan importa poco e decide invece di fuggire. Esce dalla finestra e si imbarca in un divertente ed inaspettato viaggio. (LaFeltrinelli)
L'Assassin qui rêvait d'une place au paradis by Jonas Jonasson( Recording )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Après trente ans de prison, Johann Andersson, plus connu sous le nom de Dédé le meurtrier, est enfin libre. Mais ses vieux démons le rattrapent vite : il s'associe à Per Persson, réceptionniste sans domicile fixe, et à Johanna Kjellander, pasteure défroquée, pour monter une agence de punitions corporelles. Le jour où il découvre la Bible et renonce à la violence, Dédé met en danger l'entreprise
Le vieux qui ne voulait pas fêter son anniversaire by Jonas Jonasson( Recording )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in French and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Quand la vie joue les prolongations, il faut bien s'autoriser quelques caprices." Alors que tous dans la maison de retraite s'apprêtent à célébrer dignement son centième anniversaire, Allan Karlsson, qui déteste ce genre de pince-fesses, décide de fuguer. Chaussé de ses plus belles charentaises, il saute par la fenêtre de sa chambre et prend ses jambes à son cou. Débutent alors une improbable cavale à travers la Suède et un voyage décoiffant au coeur de l'histoire du XXe siècle. Car méfiez-vous des apparences ! Derrière ce frêle vieillard en pantoufles se cache un artificier de génie qui a eu la bonne idée de naître au début d'un siècle sanguinaire. Grâce à son talent pour les explosifs, et avec l'aide du destin, Allan Karlsson, individu lambda, apolitique et inculte, s'est ainsi retrouvé mêlé à presque cent ans d'événements majeurs aux côtés des grands de ce monde, de Franco à Staline en passant par Truman et Mao?
 
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Alternative Names
Jonas Jonasson

Jonas Jonasson écrivain et journaliste suédois

Jonas Jonasson Escritor e xornalista sueco

Jonas Jonasson giornalista e scrittore svedese

Jonas Jonasson periodista i escriptor suec

Jonas Jonasson schwedischer Journalist und Schriftsteller

Jonas Jonasson sveda ĵurnalisto kaj verkisto

Jonas Jonasson švédský spisovatel, novinář, mediální konzultant a televizní producent

Jonas Jonasson Swedish journalist and writer

Jonas Jonasson szwedzki pisarz i dziennikarz

Jonas Jonasson Zweeds journalist

Jonasson , Pär-Ola

Jonasson, Pär-Ola 1961-

Jonasson, Pär Ola Jonas 1961-

Jonasson, Per Ola, 1961-....

Junason, Junas 1961-

Jūnasons, Jūnass 1961-

Qiaonasen, Qiaonasi 1961-

Yonason, Yonas 1961-

Yonason, Yonasŭ, 1961-

Yuenasong, Yuenasi 1961-

Yūnāsūn, Yūnās 1961-

Йонас Юнассон

Юнас Юнасон

Юнасон, Юнас 1961-

Юнассон, Юнас 1961-

יונס יונסון

יונסון, יונס 1961-

يوناسون، يوناس، 1961-

یوناس یوناسن ژورنالیست و نویسنده سوئدی

요나손, 요나스

요나손, 요나스 1961-

요나스 요나손

ヨナス・ヨナソン

ヨナソン, ヨナス

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