The Queen of Crime in Scandinavia. Missing was awarded the premier Scandinavian crime writing award the Glass Key in 2001 and was also nominated for the Poloni Award and Best Crime Novel 2000 in Sweden. Shame was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Duncan Lawrie International Dagger award for crime novels in translation upon publication in English. Alvtegen lives in Stockholm. She is grand-niece of the popular children's novelist Astrid Lindgren.