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  • Writer's pictureLaurent Denimal

Håkan Lindquist.

Håkan Lindquist's last book was the children's book Ariel tjugofyra/sju (Opal, 2020), a beautiful and dark story about a ten-year-old child who finds a new community with his foster parents.

He made his debut in 1993 with the novel Min bror och hans bror (Rabén & Sjögren, 1993) which was translated into several languages, and wrote also short stories, articles and reviews.

Håkan wrote also the libretto for the opera William with music by the composer B. Tommy Andersson.

He worked even as a translator, mostly from French.

Håkan Lindquist passed away at the end of december 2022, at the age of 64.

I met Håkan both in France (during the MEET literary festival in Saint-Nazaire) and Sweden on different occasions, and started to translate into French Ariel tjugofyra/sju for a year ago.

Håkan Lindquist is represented in the book "Portraits d'Auteurs / Author Portraits" (Carlssons, 2020).

All the portraits of Håkan are available at the Opale Agency.


Håkan Lindquist


Stockholm, August 2006

Saint-Nazaire, November 2010

Järna, February 2021

Järna, November 2021


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