Tomas Bannerhed grew up on a farm in southern Sweden but has lived in Stockholm since the 1990s. He has been a university lecturer and editor, and spent two years on the highly-respected creative writing course, Nordens Författarskola. The Ravens is his first book.
In 2011, The Ravens won the prestigious August Prize in the Best Swedish Fiction Book category. It also won Sweden's major prize for first novels and Stora Läsarpriset, a prize awarded by an online book-group community, its winner selected by readers. The Ravens has been translated into a number of languages including German, French and Dutch, and is to be made into a film.