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This summer, the Alumni Network Book Club will read Björn Ranelid’s “Min skolfröken skall vara ett frimärke”

Bjorn Ranelid book reading

Synopsis: Anna Jensen’s long life has reached its end and some of her old students have gathered in the cemetery. One of them is Björn Ranelid.
He recalls how his first teacher taught him how to hold a pen and form beautiful letters – and how she raised her pupils with love and patience. His story is a retelling of one hundred years of the school system, Malmö and Sweden through the lens of Anna Jensen’s life.

Author talk with Björn Ranelid

Date: 19 September 2023
Time: 18:30 CEST
Location: Zoom | Invitation and registration link will be sent out three weeks before the talk.

About Björn Ranelid

Bjorn Ranelid
Björn Ranelid / Photo: Martin Cederblad

Björn Ranelid is a Lund alumnus. He was born in Malmö in 1949, but now splits his time between Stockholm and Österlen. His first job was as a Swedish and philosophy teacher, while playing football for Malmö FF. In 1983, he published his first novel Den överlevande trädgårdsmästaren and has written more than 30 books since, of which over one million copies have been sold in total.

Björn Ranelid is an extremely industrious person, who is active in many arenas. Aside from his writing, he is a prolific speaker and columnist. In recent years, he has also participated in several television productions, such as the reality show Stjärnorna på slottet, the popular quiz show På spåret, the dancing competition Let’s Dance and Melodifestivalen. He does more speaker events than perhaps anyone else. He has spoken at thousands of venues, from sold-out arenas to small groups of school students.
He has also been awarded many literary prizes, including the August Prize for his novel Synden in 1994.

Exclusive offer to alumni

Björn Ranelid has signed several hardbound copies of his novel Synden, which are available for members of the Alumni Network to buy for the favourable price of SEK 200, including postage.
Order directly from Björn by emailing
This offer is valid from 16 June-21 September 2023, or as long as supplies last. First come, first served!
The books will be sent out this autumn by Björn Ranelid.