Released on 28 January 2016.

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Wilful Disregard

A Novel About Love

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3.7 based on 196 ratings & 34 reviews on


'Gripped me like an airport read . . . perfect.' Lena Dunham

'Lena Andersson's Wilful Disregard is a story of the heart written with bracing intellectual rigor. It is a stunner, pure and simple.' Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones

Winner of the August Prize 2013

On the day that Ester Nilsson, a poet and a sensible person in a sensible relationship, meets renowned artist Hugo Rask, her rational world begins to unravel. Leaving her boyfriend and her past behind, Ester embarks on what is sure to be the greatest love story of her life.

It's a shame no one else agrees.

In the media

Dry wit and sharp insight . . . If she sees an intellectual pretension, she pricks it
The Economist
A creepy lucid dissection of the tangled psychology of love.
M Magazine
Andersson does a masterly job reeling in the reader
New York Times