Lorén, Albert (1945-____)


Foto stulet från: författarens hemsida, december 2010.

Albert Lorén är fodd i Göteborg år 1945. Under många år arbetade han bl a som sjöman, brevbärare, reklmtecknare och fotograt innan han bestämde sig för att börja skriva på allvar. Det lätta uttryckssättet visar påverkan av anglosaxisk berättartraditiopn. Bakgrunden som tecknare kommer väl till pass när omslagen till böckerna ska utformas.
Text från: "Träffande likhet" (1998)

I was four when I learned to read. My trick was to ask my mother what the store signs read as we passed by on the streetcar. She didn't realize that I took in her answers as reading lessons. When I turned pages in the morning paper she thought I was looking at the pictures only. One day when I was struggling with the movie ads I asked her what 'whore' meant. That's when she discovered I could read. It didn't make her happy, though. She thought it was horrible that I spoke such words.
My father sailed around the world as a chief engineer in the merchant navy so I didn't see him much during my childhood. But he was a poetry lover and guided me into the magic world of literature.
My first school year was boring. I already knew reading, writing and simple arithmetic. I never got over this aversion and after High School I decided to make a pause in my training. That pause is still going on though I learned commercial art in my late twenties.
I spent a couple of years exploring the world as a young sailor. I had been around a little with my father when I was twelve. These were very instructive periods of my life. The inexpressible poverty I encountered at some places has stayed in my mind. I realized what a privilege it is to live in a prosperous country. I happened to be in Los Angeles when President Kennedy was assassinated and shared the shock and the sorrow with the American people.
1994 I bought a little house in the forest region of southern Scandinavia where I know live with my wife. It's quite a change to leave a hectic city for countryside tranquility. I love it when the elk peacefully chews young pine trees forty yards from my house. I'm not quite as thrilled when the roe deer eats my tulips and rosebuds.
As a commercial artist I worked for shipping companies, making drawings for brochures, magazines and merchant nevy instruction films. I also took on assignments as a photographer.
The computer era changed my life in more than one way. The diagrams and maps I had made with my pen could suddenly be clicked up and altered in numerous ways by anyone - skilled operators as easily manipulated buildings and ships. But this era also gave me the opportunity to approach a worldwide audience through Internet, this marvelous communication instrument.
So, I made an old dream of min come true - I started writing fiction. Back in school, my teacher of English, a British gentleman from Manchester had seen my aptitude for language. He opened my eyes to writers like Hemingway, Faulkner, Steinbeck, Somerset Maugham, Graham Greene and others. This became the start of a lifelong devotion for Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-American literature.
Like most people who write for publishing I have a vast experience of rejection. Through the years 2000 - 2002 I published four thrillers with a subsidy publisher in England. 2004 I signed a contract for my fifth thriller 'Fragments of Decency' with Publish America. The book was published May 2005. The same publisher will release the sixth book 'On No Account' during March 2006. This gives me a feeling that my career as a writer has re-started when I moved my activities to USA.
Over the years I have had jobs like tourist informer, librarian assistant, translator and evening class teacher. Each of these occupations taught me a little more about the human nature, a learning that comes in handy when I write my stories. Watching life's theater is my favorite pastime since many years.
Thank you for taking your time to read these lines.
Albert Loren
Text stulen från: författarens hemsida, december 2010.

Följande titlar annonserades att de skulle utkomma under 1998-1999, men de blev aldrig utgivna i Sverige, utan finns endast på engelska:
EN FUNDAMENTAL FADÄS
Den gamle mannen hade väntat i 25 år på att hämnas sin försvunne son. Gömd mellan några sjöbodar följer hans hatfulla blickar den man han misstänker för dådet; på några meters håll studerar han det ansikte han aldrig tidigare sett men ängå mött i morbida fantasibilder under ett kvartssekel. Fantasibilder som till slut skall bli verklighet.
Robin och Freddy engageras av gamlingens timida dotter, lika mycket för att hindra fadern från att ta rättvisan i egna händer som för att bringa klarhet i den gamla historien.
DUPERAD
Robins tro på människans godhet får sig en törn när han och Freddy engageras för att fria en av två systrar från misstanke om delaktighet i en juvelstöld. Ett inbrott som slutade med en gammal dams död.
Sig själva ovetande utnyttjas de två vännerna av mer än en av de inblandade parterna. Bakslughet och intrigspel firar triumfer i kampen mot skarpsinne och hjälpsamhet. Inte ens de erotiska lekarna blir sig lika när amasonen Debora tar kommandot.
EN OVANLIGT LÄCKER HAMBURGARE
Ett drama i en fritidsbåt slutar med en persons död. Mannen som höll i pistolen blir frikänd och hyllas som hjälte för sitt mod och sin rådighet. Men alla är inte övertygade om att allt gick rätt till i den lilla båten fastän polismän var åsyna vittne.
Robin och Freddy dras in i härvan när en portfölj med en stor summa pengar dyker upp. En härva som inkluderar den rådige mannens affärsmässiga dotter och alkoholiserade hustru, båda med stor aptit på vackra pojkar.


KRIMINAL- och ÄVENTYRSLITTERATUR:
1998 - Träffande likhet (Svenljunga: Mårtentorps Förlag) [ISBN 91-973369-0-4]
2000 - A fatal similarity (London: Janus Publishing Company, The Double Focus detective series) [ISBN 1 85756 418 9] (= Träffande likhet)
x 2000 - A Fundamental Blunder (England, London: Janus Publishing Company, The Double Focus detective series) [ISBN 1 85756 413 8] (= En fundamental fadäs)
x 2002 - Basic Manipulation (England, London: Janus Publishing Company, The Double Focus detective series) [ISBN 1 85756 531 2] (= Duperad)
x 2002 - Kidnap and a Dainty Hamburger (England, London: Janus Publishing Company, The Double Focus detective series) [ISBN 1 85756 526 6] (= En ovanligt läcker hamburgare)
x 2005 - Fragments of Decency (USA: Publish America) [ISBN-10: 1413760651]
x 2006 - On No Account (USA: Publish America) [ISBN-10: 1424120330]