Swedish author Marianne Fredriksson dies
Her agent says she suffered a heart attack at her home outside Stockholm and was dead before an ambulance arrived.
The former newspaper journalist, who was born in the west coast city of Gothenburg, started writing books in the 1980s after a mid-life crisis and her dozen or so novels included Hanna’s Daughters and Simon’s Family.
She also wrote several non-fiction books and her works have sold more than 17 million copies around the world.
She is one of Sweden’s most translated authors, with her books being released in almost 50 languages in 150 countries.