Malin Persson Giolito is a lawyer and writer based in Brussels, Belgium. Her latest novel, Quicksand (2016), was published to a chorus of critical praise, and it was named both Best Swedish Crime Novel and Best Nordic Crime Novel of the year.

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Malin Persson Giolito was born in Stockholm in 1969, and grew up in Djursholm. She has worked as a lawyer for the biggest law firm in the Nordic region and as an official for the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium.

Persson Giolito has published three previous novels. Her latest novel, Quicksand (Störst av allt), was published by Wahlström & Widstrand in June 2016 and has been sold to 29 countries and was awarded the Best Crime Novel of the Year Award 2016, Sweden’s official suspense literature award, which is given by the Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy.

In August 2017, Quicksand was awarded the prestigious Glass Key Award and thus named Best Nordic Crime Novel.

She lives in Brussels together with her husband and their three daughters.

Malin Persson Giolito tells a story in a way that is wholly unique.
Lotta Olsson, Dagens Nyheter (Sweden)

Malin Persson Giolito was born in Stockholm in 1969, and grew up in Djursholm. She has worked as a lawyer for the biggest law firm in the Nordic region and as an official for the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium.

Persson Giolito has published three previous novels. Her latest novel, Quicksand (Störst av allt), was published by Wahlström & Widstrand in June 2016 to a chorus of critical praise, causing leading literary critic Lotta Olsson (Dagens Nyheter) to proclaim: “everything is secondary to the pure pleasure of reading it”. The book has been sold to 29 countries and was awarded the Best Crime Novel of the Year Award 2016, Sweden’s official suspense literature award, which is given by the Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy.

In August 2017, Quicksand was awarded the prestigious Glass Key Award and thus named Best Nordic Crime Novel by the Crime Writers of Scandinavia.

She lives in Brussels together with her husband and their three daughters.

“She has, in short time, stepped forward as one of the country’s most interesting contemporary writers.”
Stig Larsson, Expressen

  • Photo by Viktor Fremling

  • Photo by Viktor Fremling

  • Photo by Viktor Fremling

  • Photo by Viktor Fremling