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Fredrik Backman Henning Koch

Who is Fredrik Backman Henning Koch?

A Man Called Ove (original title in Swedish: En man som heter Ove) is a novel by Swedish writer Fredrik Backman published by Forum in 2012. The novel was published in English in 2013 and reached the New York Times Best Seller list 18 months after its publication and stayed on the list for 42 weeks.It was adapted into a multi-awarded film of the same name, which premiered on 25 December 2015, with Rolf Lassgård in the leading role. Inspiration Backman got his inspiration for this book after reading an article about a man named Ove who had a fit while buying tickets at an art museum. Backman instantly related to this man as he claims to be "not great at talking to people". He started writing blogposts under the heading, "I am a Man Called Ove", where he wrote about his pet peeves and annoyances. Eventually, he realized that his writing had potential for the creation of an interesting fictional character. Plot summary "Ove is a curmudgeon—the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him 'the bitter neighbour from hell.' However, behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heart-warming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations." –promotional blurb on U.S. edition cover jacket Characters Ove — A grumpy, 59-year-old man who has recently been forced to retire Sonja — Ove's deceased wife Parvaneh — Ove's neighbour, a pregnant woman of Iranian descent, and a mother of two Patrick — Parvaneh's husband Rune — Ove's former friend who has become a nemesis and neighbour, he now has Alzheimer's Anita — Rune's wife Adrian — The neighbourhood mailman Jimmy — The overweight neighbourReception Overall, A Man Called Ove was received well, with the review aggregator website, Bookmarks, giving the book a "rave" review. Kirkus Reviews gave a positive review of the novel, describing how, "the back story chapters have a simple, fablelike quality, while the current-day chapters are episodic and, at times, hysterically funny. In both instances, the narration can veer toward the preachy or overly pat, but wry descriptions, excellent pacing and the juxtaposition of Ove’s attitude with his deeds add plenty of punch to balance out any pathos." Publishers Weekly called the novel "a fuzzy crowd-pleaser that serves up laughs to accompany a thoughtful reflection on loss and love. Though Ove’s antics occasionally feel repetitive, the author writes with winning charm." Adaptations Film The novel was adapted into A Man Called Ove, a Swedish film released on 25 December 2015, written and directed by Hannes Holm and starring Rolf Lassgård as Ove. The film was nominated for six awards, winning two, at the 51st Guldbagge Awards in 2016. It was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film and Best Makeup and Hairstyling categories at the 89th Academy Awards.An English-language film adaptation has also been announced, with Tom Hanks set to star and produce. Theatre In January 2015, a stage version of the book, starring Johan Rheborg in the leading role as Ove, premiered in Stockholm. Audiobook In July 2014, Dreamscape Media released an audiobook version of this book, read in English by the American actor George Newbern. References External links Fredrik Backman's Website A Man Called Ove at IMDb

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