Robert Karjel

Karjel aboard HSwMS ''Carlskrona'' in Gulf of Aden, May 2010. Robert Karjel (born 25 October 1965) is a Swedish writer of literary thrillers. He was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, and lives in Stockholm. A helicopter pilot, he is a Lt. Colonel in the Swedish Air Force and the only Swedish pilot who has trained with the U.S. Marines.

In May 2015, his novel ''The Swede'' received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. HarperCollins had purchased the thriller for publication in the U.S. in 2013. Publishers in other ten countries followed suit, including France, Brazil, Israel and Germany. The novel, which has been compared to Homeland (TV series), looks at the complex consequences of the War on Terror. In the UK, the thriller's title is ''My Name Is N.''

On 31 July 2015, the Guardian online ran his article discussing controversy over a thriller with a bisexual hero. ''The Swede'' was shortlisted for a 2016 Lambda Literary Award. Booklist listed ''The Swede'' as one of the [ Best Crime Novels of 2016].

In 2013, 20th Century Fox Television bought the rights to ''The Swede'' for adaptation as a TV drama. As of 2015, the series remained under development by Chernin Entertainment and Yellow Bird (company), the Swedish film production company known for ''The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'' and its sequels. Provided by Wikipedia
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