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Jonasson, Jonas 1961-

Overview
Works: 75 works in 471 publications in 32 languages and 7,369 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humorous fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Drama  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Novels  Picaresque literature  Satire 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: PT9877.2.O537, 839.738
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Publications about Jonas Jonasson
Publications by Jonas Jonasson
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Most widely held works by Jonas Jonasson
The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson( Book )
149 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 25 languages and held by 2,809 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 )
79 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 20 languages and held by 1,624 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 )
41 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 719 libraries worldwide
"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." --
The 100-year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared : a novel by Jonas Jonasson( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 486 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( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 174 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. Here is where the story merges with, then diverges from, reality. 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. Nombeko Mayeki knows too much about it, and now she's on the run from both the South African justice and the most terrifying secret service in the world. She ends up in Sweden, which has transformed into a nuclear nation, and the fate of the world now lies in her hands
De 100-jarige man die uit het raam klom en verdween ( visu )
2 editions published in 2014 in Swedish and held by 152 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 uit het raam klom en verdween by Jonas Jonasson( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Dutch and held by 133 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
The one hundred year old man climbed out the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 112 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
De zonderlinge avonturen van het geniale bommenmeisje by Jonas Jonasson( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 105 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( Sound Recording )
12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 92 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
De 100-jarige man die uit het raam klom en verdween by Jonas Jonasson( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 85 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
L'analfabeta che sapeva contare by Jonas Jonasson( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in Italian and held by 63 libraries worldwide
L'assassino, il prete, il portiere by Jonas Jonasson( Book )
4 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Der Hundertjährige, der aus dem Fenster stieg und verschwand ( visu )
8 editions published in 2014 in German and Swedish and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Der Hundertjährige, der aus dem Fenster stieg und verschwand Lesung by Jonas Jonasson( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in German and Undetermined and held by 25 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
Die Analphabetin, die rechnen konnte Lesung by Jonas Jonasson( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in German and Undetermined and held by 22 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( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in Swedish and held by 19 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]
Il centenario che saltò dalla finestra e scomparve ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in Multiple languages and held by 18 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)
Cô gái mù chữ phá bom nguyên tử : (tiểu thuyết) by Jonas Jonasson( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Vietnamese and held by 16 libraries worldwide
L'Assassin qui rêvait d'une place au paradis by Jonas Jonasson( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 11 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
 
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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 švédský spisovatel, novinář, mediální konzultant a televizní producent
Jonas Jonasson svensk författare
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-
Юнас Юнасон
Юнасон, Юнас 1961-
Юнассон, Юнас 1961-
יונס יונסון
יונסון, יונס 1961-
يوناسون، يوناس، 1961-
یوناس یوناسن ژورنالیست و نویسنده سوئدی
요나손, 요나스 1961-
요나스 요나손
ヨナス・ヨナソン
ヨナソン, ヨナス
Languages
English (136)
German (52)
Swedish (41)
French (25)
Italian (21)
Spanish (19)
Dutch (18)
Danish (6)
Polish (5)
Hungarian (5)
Japanese (4)
Hebrew (4)
Korean (4)
Czech (3)
Bosnian (3)
Catalan (3)
Vietnamese (2)
Chinese (2)
Icelandic (2)
Greek, Modern [1453- ] (2)
Finnish (2)
Slovenian (2)
Arabic (1)
Persian (1)
Indonesian (1)
Armenian (1)
Estonian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Macedonian (1)
Norwegian (1)
Serbian (1)
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