Fredrik Backman Gives Away Kids Books In Gothenburg

Fredrik Backman, author of A Man Called Ove, has announced on his Facebook page that he will be giving away 600 children's books during this week's 33rd Gothenburg Book Fair. He writes: "My family and I have bought 600 copies of The Brothers Lion Heart, which will be given free of charge to any children who want them on Thursday, Friday , Saturday and Sunday this week at three Akademibokhandeln stores in Gothenburg." "It won't change the world, I know, but when

Tom Hanks Takes The Lead In A Man Called Ove

Tom Hanks will star in the Hollywood remake of A Man Called Ove (En man som heter Ove), based on the novel by Fredrik Backman, which was nominated for two Oscars earlier this year. In En man som heter Ove, Rolf Lassgård plays the block’s grumpy old man who has been deposed as president of the condominium association, but continues to rule over the neighbourhood with an iron fist. Ove eventually gives up and resolves to commit suicide, but his attempts are

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Rolf Lassgård Becomes A Man Called Ove On Christmas Day

Fredrik Backman's best-selling book A Man Called Ove has sold nearly 800,000 copies and the film adaptation starring Rolf Lassgård is expected to be a hit when it premieres on Christmas Day. Lassgård plays 59-year-old Ove, who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association. Still, he cares deeply about his neighbourhood and rules it with an iron fist. When the heavily pregnant Parvaneh family move into the terraced house opposite him and reverses into Ove's mailbox, it is a