Carin Gerhardsen (b. 1962) is a mathematician who made her literary debut more than fifteen years ago, but thereafter abandoned her writing in favour of a successful IT career. But the writing aspirations never left her and she decided to have one final go – this time with a crime novel trilogy in mind (she began writing this long before Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy was published).
Nearly six years later she sold all three books – titled the Hammarby series – to Ordfront (Henning Mankell’s original publisher).
Carin is currently working on her fourth novel.