Fredrik Backman (born 2 June 1981) is a Swedish columnist, blogger and writer. He is the author of A Man Called Ove (2012), My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry (2013), Britt-Marie Was Here (2014), Beartown (2017), and Us Against You (2018). They were number one bestsellers in his native Sweden. They have been published around the world in more than twenty-five languages.
Backman grew up in Helsingborg. He has been writing for Helsingborgs Dagblad and Moore Magazine. He debuted as a novelist in 2012 with A Man Called Ove. It was adapted as a film with the same title and it premiered on December 25, 2015. The rights to his book Beartown have been bought by a Swedish production company named Filmlance and will be adapted for TV.
Backman is married to Neda Shafti Backman, and they have two children.