Robert Karjel

Robert Karjel is a helicopter pilot and lieutenant colonel in the Swedish Air Force. He is the only Swedish pilot who has trained with U.S. Marine Corps and flown its attack helicopters. Robert Karjel lives with his family outside of Stockholm. His novel THE SWEDE published by HarperCollins.

Represented on behalf of Partners in Stories.


The Swede

Shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award

"[Karjel's] English-language debut, which has already drawn comparisons to Homeland and been optioned for U.S. television, is consistently smarter and more nuanced than most genre fiction, and his cynical take on geopolitics has the ring of real experience. ... A compelling read." - Entertainment Weekly

"A superior thriller... Filled with rich characterization and unforeseeable twists and revelations, this mesmerizing first in a planned series will leave readers gasping for breath." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Think le Carré meets Homeland." - Entertainment Weekly

"With this smart, compelling English-language debut, Karjel deserves a place in the rankings of notable Nordic crime writers." - Booklist (starred review)