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Anton Marklund was born and raised in a village outside of Skellefteå, but has lived in Umeå for the past twenty-five years. He made his literary debut with critically acclaimed novel Djurvänner (Mercy) in 2011, which was followed by novella Stora Björn in 2016. 

The Omniscient is Marklund's debut as a crime novelist and the first book about Ramona Lindh, the social worker with an intuitive gift. 

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Under falkens vingar
This is Anton Marklund’s first crime novel and he expertly handles the suspense. Encompassing everything except Ramona’s gift, it is a realistic crime plot, but so staggeringly beautifully portrayed that it becomes something more essential: a contemplative observation of human helplessness.
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Under falkens vingar
Author Anton Marklund has with The Omniscient achieved a Västerbotten noir that may very well be considered one of the best Swedish crime novels this year. With an unusual female lead character and with profound metaphysical reflections on good and evil, guilt, punishment, God’s potential existence and what it actually means to administer justice, it really stands out at the same time as it carries many familiar traits of the genre – social pathos for those who have ended up on the shady side of life, male violence and sexual frustration, a strong unyielding woman, a poetic language that interacts with nature’s wildness and the desolation of the abandoned villages. The subdued, reflective narrator, and the beautiful nature imagery, create a striking contrast to the grotesque crime. The ending offers the reader no peace, but perhaps that’s the intention.


Anton Marklund's "The Omniscient" Sold in Several Pre-empts

Anton Marklund's first suspense novel The Omniscient has certainly gotten off to a flying start with three pre-empts in the space of a week. Deals have been closed with Modtryk in Denmark, Bonnier Norsk in Norway and Btb in Germany. Here are some praise from a couple of the acquiring editors.&n...

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