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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s autobiography short-listed for Swedish literary award

Brooks Peck
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic's autobiography, "I am Zlatan," is one of six books short-listed for prestigious Swedish literary award The August Prize because of course it was. Ibrahimovic's life story, published in November 2011 and subsequently turned into an interactive iPad app, sold more than 500,000 copies in Sweden alone. And now, its literary brilliance is being praised by people who definitely do not live in fear of getting kicked by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

From the AFP:

The jury described the book as "a precise narration that leaves a lasting impression". "A sensitive and harsh description that takes the reader from the stands to the pitch and into Zlatan's world," it continued.

"Slowly and surely a daily life in unveiled, both rough and golden, which opens the doors of the kitchen at Rosengaard to the Milan locker room."

So goes Zlatan's steady path to global domination. First football, then the literary awards, then the world...

Previously: Zlatan Ibrahimovic presents: A sales pitch

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