Bengt Linder

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Bengt Linder in 1966

Bengt Gunnar Sigurd Linder (26 July 1929 in Härnösand - 17 April 1985 in Lidingö)[1] was a Swedish writer and journalist. He wrote approximately 100 books for children and young adults, as well as text for revues and entertainment programs for radio and TV.[2]

Linder wrote in a very colloquial style, and his books are characterised by rapid dialogue and a fast pace.[2]

He also wrote the manuscripts for a few Swedish films, such as Kostervalsen from 1958 and Drömpojken from 1964. In 1978 he wrote the script for a film based on one of his own books from 1967, called Dante - akta're för Hajen!. The movie was not well received by critics, who characterised it as incoherent and illogical.[3]


  1. ^ "Bengt Linder". Svensk Filmdatabas. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Bengt Linder". Nationalencyklopedin. Malmö: NE Nationalencyklopedin AB. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Pressreaktion: Dante - akta're för Hajen! (1978)". Svensk Filmdatabas. Retrieved 4 March 2017.