Reality finds refuge in fiction

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It has become Swedish culture to lie. Not with just small lies, but with massive lies on top level. Government lies. Lies that put demands on loyalist flexibility, everyone’s joint flexibility. Lies for the benefit of the state - for the benefit of the predominant state.  

But - as expressed by someone - „The truth is always on the way”. In Sweden it has begun to find its way in something that is beginning to be a new genre: fiction in search for truth - a kind of non-fiction novel. With excitement and entertainment as a camouflage, the authors Björn Larsson and Carl-Henning Wijkmark manage to get things said and thoughts expressed, that no other editorial writer of the usual papers would dare put in words and risk „acceptance”.
Both of these authors are - significant in its self - more known in Europe than in their own native country Sweden. In France, Björn Larsson has been awarded the „Prix Médicis étranger” 1999  (a distinction for the best foreign novel). This for „Drömmer vid havet”. In Italy he has been awarded the prestigious Premio Boccaccio. This for „Den keltiska ringen”. In Germany he has been compared to Umberto Ecco.
Carl-Henning Wijkmark is also a Swedish modern writer who is more known in Europe than in Sweden. When Per Wästberg this summer (2003) handed over the Övralid prize of the year to Wijkmark, he spoke of „a stranger in this country”:

 „Carl-Henning Wijkmark is a rare specimen among Swedish authors: a persistent moralist, though he does not write novels to lecture but to create. He is a Swedish narrator, more at home on the continent than in the frozen North.”

DSM observes in a longer article written by Jan Gillberg, a couple of Larsson’s and Wijkmark’s most significant books, namely „Den sanna berättelsen om Inga Andersson” and „Den svarta väggen”.
Furthermore, DSM reviews the latest „Hassel” thriller „Främlingarna” by Olov Svedelid, which in the form of the novel illuminates what is regarded as a forbidden area in the Swedish debate: the uncontrolled massive immigration of the nineties and the failure of the Swedish integration policy.