ALEX SCHULMAN is a bestselling author and journalist and the
co-host of Sweden's most popular podcast. The Survivors,
which has sold in over 30 countries, is his fifth novel and marks
his international debut. He lives in Sweden with his wife and their
RACHEL WILLSON-BROYLES majored in Scandinavian Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, and received her BA there in 2002. She started translating while a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she received a Ph.D. in Scandinavian Studies in 2013. She has translated books such as Helios Disaster by Lina Bostroem Knausgard, which was a finalist for the National Book Award; Quicksand by Malin Persson Giolito; A Nearly Normal Family by Mattias Edvardsson; and Montecore and Everything I Don't Remember by Jonas Hassen Khemiri. Rachel lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
"A lyrical novel of psychological suspense...Powerfully
-Wall Street Journal
"An audacious tour de force, The Survivors takes you deep into an emotional labyrinth. You'll cry for these brothers. For the men they became, for the boys they were, for the innocence they lost. Brilliant, haunting and unforgettable."
-Fredrik Backman, author of A Man Called Ove
"The Survivors is a tight, tense marvel of emotional and psychic pain that is as chilling as it is heartbreaking. With precise, evocative prose it winds and coils towards a remarkable conclusion that left me breathless."
-Ivy Pochoda, author of Visitation Street and These Women
"In this taut thriller, three grown brothers bear their mother's ashes to a remote lakeside cabin, where they pore over a crime committed twenty years earlier...Their shared history is a Pandora's box of secrets."
"A bleak and beautiful tale of a shattered family and one terrible summer."
-Literary Hub, CrimeReads
"Startling and original."
-Kirkus (starred review)
"Searing...Schulman writes in an understated prose and has an intuitive feel for the subtleties of gesture and memory."
"Already an international bestseller, Schulman's novel is extraordinary in its structure...An entrancing, gripping read."
"Evokes a landscape seen through a child's eyes, where beauty and terror are inseparable...An accomplished debut."