A sister in my house – discussion topics for book clubs

May 19th, 2018

PenguinRandomHouse has developed these rather thoughtful discussion topics for book clubs: https://penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/555403/a-sister-in-my-house-by-linda-olsson/reading-guide


US publication day

April 18th, 2018

So, finally, A sister in my house is released in the USA. Fingers crossed.


A sister in my house in the USA

February 1st, 2018

Not long now. Publishing date is 17 April. Fingers crossed.

The kindness of your nature (aka The memory of love)

December 29th, 2017

Came upon this wonderful review of my third novel. Wish I had seen it at the time. But perhaps I need it more than ever now as I struggle to put a new story into words. Encouragement is a wonderful thing.


Everthing Merged and Became Whole



A sister in my house

August 22nd, 2017

A sister

US cover is ready! Publication April 2018.

Penguin Random House USA

‘En syster i mitt hus’ now in Swedish paperback

January 14th, 2017

The Swedish paperback edition just released by Brombergs Bokförlag! Love this cover!

En syster i mitt hus pocket

Czech Republic!

November 10th, 2016

Wonderful news! Sonata for Miriam now released in Czech Republic. Thank you to my publisher¬†Nakladatelstv√≠ VyŇ°ehrad¬†and to my translator Jana Chmura SvatoŇ°ov√°.


The kindness of a review

October 15th, 2016

I wish I had seen this very thoughtful review of my third novel in Landfall much earlier. I remember feeling very vulnerable. This would have been such comfort.

As it is now, too, of course.

Read here.

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Worlds apart

May 20th, 2016

It feels strange to have two novels published at the same time, but at two ends of the earth.

‘The Blackbird Sings at Dusk’ was published in New Zealand 5 May and is now No. 2 on the chart for New Zealand fiction:

blackbird NZ cover

And at the same time ‘A sister in my house’ was published in Sweden and is presently No. 4:


En syster i mitt hus

February 5th, 2016



At that difficult last stage. Manuscript submitted, have edited and incorporated comments, but still waiting for a final approval. The hardest time. Meanwhile, I listen to more music that features in¬†the novel: Lluis LLach, ‘Bresssol de tots els blaus’¬†(The cradle of all blue).¬†¬†And I wait, apprehensive, hoping for the best.