John Ajvide Lindqvist (John Erik Ajvide Lindqvist) is a Swedish author who grew up in Blackeberg, the setting for Let the Right One In . Wanting to become something awful and fantastic, he first became a conjurer, and then was a stand-up comedian for twelve years. He has also written for Swedish television.
Now that he has moved into his first apartment, nineteen year old Lindqvist is sure that success is just around the corner. He will need to at first progress through the usual fog of teenage inertia in order to reach his goals, so a clear path to fame and fortune is not crystal clear just yet. The other residents of the apartment complex seem to the usual odd mix of urban folk (who can’t afford a nice place either) and of course there is something off about a few of them. More interestingly, there is an odd substance in the shower room that the residents seem to know quite a bit about and there is an unspoken agreement about how it can be used.