I’m a Swedish writer, born in Gothenburg in 1956.
I studied Journalism and Literature at Gothenburg University.
After finishing my education I worked as a journalist at daily papers.
1986 I published my first book, a collection of short stories inspired from folk tales and myths. Since then I have published eleven novels and my books have been sold to twenty countries.
I still live in Gothenburg with my husband. I have two adult children and three grandchildren.
The Devil’s Sanctuary is a psychothriller that takes place at a clinic in the Swiss Alps. (Translation: Neil Smith)
The novel was adapted into a tv-series (Sanctuary) in 2019 with Josefin Asplund and Matthew Modine in the main roles.
”This is a workably nightmarish premise, which Hermanson exploits cleverly, doling out the odd glimmer of hope only to enmesh her hero, and the reader, more deeply in the no-exit web she’s spinning.”
New York Times
Alfred Hitchcock meets the cult TV series “The Prisoner” in Swedish author Hermanson’s twisted thriller. (…) Hermanson makes the most of this intriguing concept, and the secret Himmelstal hides will surprise most readers.
Publishers Weekly, Starred review
With very small means, Hermanson builds up a tension that appears increasingly Kafkaesque and claustrophobic / … / Himmelsdalen shapes up to be a contemporary gothic horror, with characters straight from the totalitarian wax cabinet and with an unexpected lunatic running the show / … / a chilling pageturner.
I’m hooked already from the first page. The atmosphere that builds is hard to resist. Even when I have finished the book the sinister mood lingers.
… a well-executed suspense novel / … / If you enjoy high quality suspense literature you should definitely read “Himmelsdalen” …
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Photo: Emelie Asplund