Born in 1967, Alexander Ahndoril grew up in Upplands Väsby, a suburb of Stockholm. At just 22 years old debuted with the post-modern novel Den äkta kvinnan.
Since then he has written about twenty plays (for stage, radio and opera) and published eight more novels as The Thaiboxer and The Diplomat. His most successful novel was The Director, a novel about the filmmaker Ingmar Bergman. It was translated to eleven languages and longlisted in the UK for The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2009.
Alexander is married to Alexandra Coelho Ahndoril, they have three daughters and live in Stockholm City.