Awards & Winners

Johan Theorin

Date of Birth 1963
Place of Birth Gothenburg
(Sweden, Västra Götaland County)
Nationality Sweden
Profession Journalist, Writer
Johan Theorin is a journalist and author, born in 1963 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Throughout his life, Johan Theorin has been a regular visitor to the island of Öland in the Baltic sea. His mother’s family–sailors, fishermen and farmers–have lived there for centuries, nurturing the island’s legacy of strange tales and folklore. Echoes from the Dead is Theorin’s first novel. In 2007 it was voted Best First Mystery Novel by the authors and critics of the Swedish Crime Writers' Academy, and it has been sold to twenty countries. His second novel, The Darkest Room, was voted the Best Swedish Crime Novel of 2008 and won the Glass Key award in 2009. The Darkest Room awarded the 2010 CWA International Dagger. "The Quarry", was published by Transworld Publishers in 2011. The books form three quarters of a loose quartet of novels set on the island of Öland. He still resides in Gothenburg.

Awards by Johan Theorin

Check all the awards nominated and won by Johan Theorin.


CWA International Dagger
Honored for : The Darkest Room

Nominations 2010 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
CWA International Dagger The Darkest Room


CWA New Blood Dagger
Honored for : Echoes from the Dead

Nominations 2009 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
CWA International Dagger Echoes from the Dead
Barry Award for Best Paperback Original Echoes from the Dead
CWA New Blood Dagger Echoes from the Dead