Jon Stenhugg is the pen name of a Swedish author, born in California, USA.
He graduated from Stockholm University, Sweden, with a degree in Education, Psychology and Statistics. His career included teaching Education and Psychology to teacher trainees at Stockholm School of Education for thirteen years, with time out for a few years of administrative service at the Swedish National Board of Education and the University of Falun. Following that he worked for a number of years in the private sector, as a sole proprietor of a firm in the computer industry.
He began to write his first novel , The Second Child in 2005 while living and working in Ireland. He now lives in Huddinge, just south of Stockholm, Sweden.
Jon Stenhugg is a member of the Swedish Writers’ Union (SFF), Crime Writers Association (London), International Thriller Writers (USA), and The Authors’ Club (London).
February 15 - Book Signing
Jon Stenhugg will be speaking about the problems which arise when writing historical fiction, and the background for his second thriller, The Magdalena File at The English Bookshop, Södermannagatan 22, in Stockholm, on February 15th, 18.30-19.30.
The Magdalena File has now been released by Endeavour Press (London), my new publisher!
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They also publish digital copies of The Second Child, available here. Those wishing to purchase printed copies of The Second Child can still find my work at bookstores in various countries where it is sold (Australia, Sweden, UK and the US). Printed copies of The Magdalena File published by Endeavour Press will soon be available via Amazon.
More news to follow..
UK Tour - London
I'll kick off the 2016 UK tour by signing books at the South Kensington Book Store on September 16th, Friday afternoon from 3-8 pm. The following day, September 17th, I will participate in the Triskele Literary Festival, and sign books from 2-6 pm for interested readers.
UK Tour - Bristol
Saturday, October 17th, I’m off to Bristol University’s Nordic Society to give a talk about my book, The Second Child. It’s the beginning of a busy weekend. After the talk at 2 PM about how much of my book is fact and how much is fiction, I’ll continue to take part in panel discussions during the Bristol Festival of Literature on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. See you at the The Green Lab, Units 5-6, 1 Canon’s Road, Bristol BS1 5TX!
Bristol Post writes about it here and Bristol 24/7 has an interview.
Historical fiction reviewer Christoph Fischer published an in-depth interview with me on his blog
The Book Launch continues in Sweden
Meet Jon Stenhugg at The English Bookshop in Stockholm, Södermannagatan 22, August 12, 2015, 17:00 to 19:00 hrs.
Entry - Free of charge, no need to RSVP.
Take this opportunity to hear Swedish Author Jon Stenhugg relate the backstory behind his new crime thriller, The Second Child. The book launched in the UK in June. Stenhugg draws on the real-life experience of his own father (an American airman who helped bring war criminals to justice at Nuremberg) as inspiration for his novel, set in post-war Germany and modern-day Sweden.
“The book was partly inspired by my father’s experiences. He was stationed at the famous Burtonwood airfield (code-named BAD1) during WW2, as part of the United States Eighth Air Force. He was a flight mechanic and flew on several missions.
“At the end of the war, he became part of a special team chasing Nazis who had fled across Europe and North Africa, bringing them back to face justice at Nuremberg. He was also on the plane used to ferry many of these war criminals back to their own countries for execution. It’s quite a story.”
THE UK BOOK LAUNCH
Jon Stenhugg starts the book launch in Bristol, June 4th at the Mezzanine bar of the Mercure Brigstow Hotel in Bristol, 7-8 p.m. He will be meeting with readers and other writers for a chat and discussions.
June 6-7th, he will sign copies of The Second Child at the Nordicana Nordic Noir Festival bookstand, Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
June 7th, Stenhugg will appear for a book signing at South Kensington Books, 22 Thurloe Street, London. Details on their website, http://www.kensingtonbooks.co.uk/.
Printed versions of "The Second Child" can be purchased at the SilverWood Books bookshop, Foyles or Amazon.
The digital version of "The Second Child" is available worldwide.
THE MAGDALENA FILE
'The final scenes gave adrenalin rushes.'
See the full review here
– Nordic Noir Book Reviews
THE SECOND CHILD
'The characters were well developed and believable. The prose was excellent. The settings good. (…) The tension was well-paced and a couple of times had me flipping the page quicker to find out what happened.'
See the full review here.
– Nordic Noir Book Reviews
'[A] well written and neatly plotted novel – part thriller, part alternate history. It concerns a murder taking place in Sweden in 1996 and the identity of a child in a picture from Germany during the Nazi period. The story takes our investigative team to archives in Germany and Sweden. Thriller fans will be pleased as the book is well paced and has some excellent suspense (…) the book's premise is original and fascinating and should appeal to fans of WW2 fiction and thrillers alike.'
See the full review.
– Christoph Fischer, Historical Novel Society
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