Now the storms surrounding the author David Lagercrantz after the British Telegraph reported that Zlatan quotations in the book did not come from the footballer himself. Lagercrantz is itself, however, surprised by the commotion.
The book “I am Zlatan” has been called one of the best sports biographies in recent years. And David Lagercrantz says that the working method was just a way to capture the “real Zlatan.”
– It will not be a man close through verbatim quotes. What may sound authentic verbal gets for Gabby in writing. So what I did was obviously not to try to quote verbatim without finding a literary narrative. I tried to understand Zlatan language and then I tried to find an idiom that sounded like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, says author David Lagercrantz.
He is currently in London to promote his new book and it was during a conversation at literary festival Hay Festival which he talked about how it was to work with Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Where told ghost writer that he quickly realized that the football star’s autobiography could only be interesting if he took a literary aproach. But the quotes in the book are therefore not Zlatan’s own words, has attracted considerable attention, something that amazes David Lagercrantz.
– With the literary tells grip so will a man closer. I am totally amazed naivety, if there are people who think that you can just sit back on the couch and then just the perfect pull his life dramaturgical exciting. That’s not the way it goes.
The book “I am Zlatan” has had an impact internationally and has been the publisher Bonnier called the most successful non-fiction book exports ever. It is written in the first person, but Lagercrantz Group believes that the book is absolutely not lie, but he has caught the football player’s true voice. This after spending over 100 hours with him.
Zlatan himself, how he reacted when when he saw that there were quotes in the book that he had not said verbatim?
– Zlatan is a very intelligent person. He understood that I could as well not quote our conversation. For Zlatan was essential, just as for me, it was sentences that felt authentic to him, says David Lagercrantz.