Lena is a reporter with Ove's local paper who wants desperately to interview Ove following his heroic rescue of the "suit" who fell onto the train tracks. She is incessant and drives Ove to desperate measures to try to avoid her, including locking her in his garage. Lena accepts a deal with Ove and Parvaneh to dig up information on the man in the white shirt who wants to put Rune in assisted living in exchange for an interview with Ove. Later, she moves in with Anders, though the two "don't believe in the institution of marriage."
Lena Character Timeline in A Man Called Ove
The timeline below shows where the character Lena appears in A Man Called Ove. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
20. A Man Called Ove and an Intruder
...into the garage and Ove tells her he doesn't want anything. She introduces herself as Lena from the local newspaper, and explains that she's a journalist, as Ove continues to insist... (full context)
22. A Man Called Ove and Someone in a Garage
31. A Man Called Ove Backs Up a Trailer. Again.
35. A Man Called Ove and Social Incompetence
37. A Man Called Ove and a Lot of Bastards Sticking Their Noses In
A Man Called Ove and an Epilogue