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- Full Title: Beartown (Björnstad in Swedish)
- Where Written: Sweden
- When Published: 2016 in Swedish; 2017 in English
- Literary Period: Contemporary
- Genre: Realistic fiction
- Setting: The fictional town of Beartown, Sweden
- Climax: Maya confronts Kevin with a shotgun
- Antagonist: Kevin Erdahl
- Point of View: Alternating third-person
Extra Credit for Beartown
Björnstad on Screen. As of 2019, Swedish production company Filmlance is adapting Beartown as a five-episode television series which will air on HBO Europe.
In Hockey’s Heartland. Fredrik Backman shared with his fans that, although he tries not to care about bestseller lists, one of his biggest achievements as a writer is the warm reception of the Beartown books in hockey-obsessed Canada.