BOOKS by Michael Nyqvist

När barnet lagt sej 
Hardcover in Swedish, 205 pages
Published by Norstedts on June 11, 2010

In this memoir, Michael details his life from the time of his adoption as a baby to tracking down his biological parents at age 30, discovering to his surprise that his mother was Swedish and his father Italian.

Michael went from not being allowed to talk about being adopted when growing up, to wanting to find his biological parents when he had his own children. In between, he played ice hockey in winter, football in summer, and at 17 was an exchange student in Omaha, Nebraska, in the USA.

Next came a fleeting attempt to study ballet, but he soon found out it was not his calling and dropped out. At age 19 he was accepted to the Swedish Academic School of Drama, and after working in theatre for many years, became a huge success in Swedish cinema in 2000.


Just After Dreaming
Paperback  - English version of När barnet lagt sej
Published by Murdoch Books (Australia) in September 2010


När barnet har lagt sig
Paperback - English version of När barnet lagt sej
Published by Nyt Nordisk Forlag on October 21, 2010


Dansa för oss  (Dance for us)
hardcover, 233 pages
Published by Forum in March 2013

On April 6, 2013, Michael visited the Academic Bookstore at Mäster Samuelsgatan in Stockholm. He discussed his book with publisher Adam Dahlin leading the conversation and answered questions. After the presentation, he signed books for the guests.

In this book he discusses his life beginning with his childhood in the 60's, continuing through his teens and his time as a theater student up to the celebrated actor he is today. He offers happy and moving moments in his life as well as thoughts about the choices he made.

"'Dance for us' is a well written book."   ... Swedish daily newspaper

"Write us more Nyqvist! 'Dance for us' should have been twice as thick."  ...Aftonbladet

"Nyqvist is a very good storyteller ... 'Dance for us' contains many stories that the reader will remember for a long time."  ...Femina

"Some stories are sad, another almost absurd ... But everything is worth reading."   ...Norran

"He is entertaining to read."   ...Dagbladet Sundsvall

"We follow Nyqvist of lightning illuminated life sequences from childhood to the present, with emphasis on the first tentative steps toward an artist. It is personal without being sentimental, well-written without being adapted."  ...BTJ