‘U - July 22’ nominated for seven awards at the Norwegian International Film Festival

U - July 22 has been lauded all over the world and referred to as a “masterpiece” by critics. It is now official that it has also been nominated in seven categories at the Norwegian International Film Festival, among them for ‘Best Screenplay’ and ‘Best Norwegian Film.’

U - July 22 is written by Anna Bache-Wiig and Siv Rajendram Eliassen, and directed by Erik Poppe.

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‘Unwanted’ and ‘The Helicopter Heist’ chosen by Dagens Nyheter as the best audiobooks of the summer

Dagens Nyheter, Sweden’s largest national newspaper, has announced a list of this summer’s best audiobooks, and on it is Kristina Ohlsson’s Unwanted and Jonas Bonnier’s The Helicopter Heist. The newspaper motivates its choices thusly:

Kristina Ohlsson, Unwanted: “It’s easy to be taken with the series about civil investigator Fredrika Bergman. /…/ An easy-to-listen-to crime novel that quickly absorbs you and has an ending that’s hard to guess at beforehand.”

Jonas Bonnier, The Helicopter Heist: “A pacey and thoroughly entertaining story about one of the most spectacular robberies in Swedish history. The audiobook’s capacity to give life to different kinds of speech and jargon is masterfully utilized by Gerhard Hoberstorfer. It’s worth listening to the original novel before it’s made into a TV series on Netflix.”

Ingar Johnsrud, Jørn Lier Horst, Jo Nesbø, and Hedvig Montgomery on the Norwegian bestseller lists

All three of Ingar Johnsrud’s novels in the Fredrik Beier trilogy continue to feature on the Norwegian bestseller lists. On the paperback list Those Who Follow is No. 4, and As We Fall is No. 5. The Cross I Bear is No. 1 on the e-book list, where it’s joined by Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth at No. 3. Macbeth also comes in at No. 2 on the hardcover list. The No. 1 spot is still occupied by Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ The Search for the Castle’s Secret. Lastly, Hedvig Montgomery’s Parental Magic stays firm at No. 5.

Niklas Natt och Dag and Jo Nesbø on the Swedish bestseller lists

Niklas Natt och Dag continues to feature on the weekly Swedish bestseller lists, and on this week’s lists he makes a double appearance with his 1793. On the e-book list he claims the No. 3 spot, and on the paperback list he comes in at No. 4. Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst is No. 4 on the audiobook list.

Photo: Emma Larsson

The inimitable Johannes Nyholm joins Salomonsson Agency

We are thrilled to announce that Johannes Nyholm has signed with Salomonsson Agency!

Film director, producer, artist, writer and animator Johannes Nyholm is regarded as one of the most original and intriguing filmmakers of his generation in Scandinavia. His incredibly successful short films, three of which have been selected for Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes, have been awarded with innumerable prizes at film festivals around the world. In 2016, Nyholm made his highly anticipated feature debut with the critically acclaimed The Giant. The fantastical and wondrous drama won three Guldbagge Awards as well as prizes at the San Sebastian, Rotterdam and Warsaw film festivals.

We will shortly reveal the next addition to our select list of top directors. Stay tuned!

‘Us Against You’ on the New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s Us Against You makes its debut on the New York Times Bestseller List, coming in at No. 9 on the hardcover list. Us Against You was published in the US just last week.

Pajtim Statovci winner of the Helsinki Writer of the Year Award

Pajtim Statovci is the winner of the 2018 Helsinki Writer of the Year Award. The annual award, which is handed out by the Authors Association of Helsinki, is intended to recognize writers whose works present Helsinki in a refreshing and prominent manner.

The jury has the following to say about this year’s winner:

“Pajtim Statovci has introduced new themes and a new point of view into Finnish literature. His narratives are strong and original. Statovci’s use of the Finnish language is rich and his metaphors are pertinent. In his two novels, Pajtim Statovci has created thought-provoking points of view in relation to questions of identity, doing so by focusing on minorities and new citizens. Statovci uses art to demolish categories related to sexual identity and power.

Pajtim Statovci is presently one the most successful Finnish authors internationally. Through his novels, he has made Helsinki known all over the world.”

‘Top Dog’ No. 2 on Metro’s list for the best paperbacks this summer

Jens Lapidus’ thrilling novel Top Dog, the third book featuring the odd yet dynamic duo Teddy and Emelie, has been chosen by the Swedish newspaper Metro as one of this summer’s best books to bring to the beach. Top Dog is No. 2 on a list of 12 chosen titles. To see the full list, click here.

Anders Roslund, Niklas Natt och Dag and Ulf Lundell on the Swedish bestseller lists for May

Anders Roslund’s thrilling Three Hours continues to feature heavily in the top of the official Swedish bestseller lists, and on May’s hardcover list it comes in at No. 2. Niklas Natt och Dag makes a double appearance with his 1793, which is No. 4 on both the paperback and e-book lists. Ulf Lundell’s just published Weekdays claims the No. 5 spot on the e-book list.

Ingar Johnsrud, Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes, Jo Nesbø, and Hedvig Montgomery on the Norwegian bestseller lists

Ingar Johnsrud dominates the Norwegian bestseller lists as all three books in his trilogy about Fredrik Beier appear on this week’s lists. The Cross I Bear, just published last week, appears on both the hardcover list and the e-book one, where it comes in at No. 2. As We Fall comes in at No. 4 on the paperback list, and is joined by Those Who Follow two spots further down.

The No. 1 spot on the hardcover list is won by none other than Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes and their just published The Search for the Castle’s Secret, the fourth activity book in the Detective Agency No. 2 series. Just after at No. 2 comes Jo Nesbø’s internationally acclaimed Macbeth. Macbeth also claims the No. 3 spot on the ebook list.

Jørn Lier Horst’s international bestseller The Katharina Code features on the paperback list, where it is No. 2. On the nonfiction list, Hedvig Montgomery’s long-running bestseller Parental Magic stays put at No. 5.

Ulf Lundell and Niklas Natt och Dag on the Swedish bestseller lists

On this week’s Swedish bestseller list, Ulf Lundell’s Weekdays, comes in at No. 5 on the list for hardcovers and No. 2 on the list for e-books. Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 stays on the paperback list, coming in at No. 5.

Photo: Magnus Wennman

Salomonsson Agency is now representing directors

We are extremely proud to present our first client: Daniel Espinosa.

Daniel Espinosa is one of the top directors in the world and the most commercially successful Swedish director of all time. With several major Hollywood productions under his belt, Espinosa has time and again showcased an ability to excel no matter what the genre, effortlessly moving between drama and thriller to action and sci-fi. Watch this space for news about Espinosa’s exciting upcoming projects.

We will shortly reveal the next addition to our select list of top directors. Stay tuned!

‘The Search for the Castle’s Secret’ published in Norway

Tiril and Oliver are out camping with Ocho when they spot a light winking in one of the windows of the dilapidated old castle out on Ormøya. To find out what’s going on, the two young detectives will have to uncover clues, solve riddles and decipher codes. The search for answers will take them through secret doors, damp cellars and dark passageways in the mountain. And the reader is welcome to join them! Just remember to keep your eyes and wits about you - the answer might be hidden on the next page.

The Search for the Castle’s Secret is the fourth activity book in the Detective Agency No. 2 series.

‘The Cross I Bear’ published in Norway

One of the government’s most trusted men is found dead in a car wash in Oslo, shot in the groin and left to die. The TV reporter on the hunt for his secrets disappears just days later. But the reporter hadn’t just been looking into the dead man’s past – she’d been searching for information on Superintendent Fredrik Beier’s father.

When the case gradually infiltrates Fredrik’s own life and history, he has to ask himself who he can truly trust. Even his partner Kafa Iqbal seems to be hiding something. And the police has been infiltrated by a mole. As the truths Fredrik’s taken for granted start to crumble, the dark contours of something long hidden finally see the light of day.

The Cross I Bear is the third and final installment in Ingar Johnsrud’s internationally bestselling trilogy about Fredrik Beier and Kafa Iqbal. A masterpiece of tight plotting and unrelenting suspense, it’s a crescendo that will steal your breath away.

Ulf Lundell, Anders Roslund and Niklas Natt och Dag on the Swedish bestseller lists

New on the weekly Swedish bestseller list is Ulf Lundell’s Weekdays, coming in at No. 3 on the list for hardcovers and No. 2 on the e-book list. Anders Roslund’s Three Hours continues to feature on the list for hardcovers. This week, the novel comes in at No. 4. Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 likewise stays on the paperback and e-book lists, coming in at No. 3 on the paperback list and No. 4 on the e-book list.

Jo Nesbø and Hedvig Montgomery on the Norwegian bestseller lists

The official weekly bestseller list for Norway has been announced, and Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth continues to feature high up on both the hardcover and e-book lists. This week, it claims the No. 2 spot on both lists. Nesbø is joined by Hedvig Montgomery, whose long-running bestseller Parental Magic climbs yet again this week, landing at No. 5.

French trailer for ‘The Red Address Book’

The breathtaking French trailer for Sofia Lundberg’s novel The Red Address Book is now available on Youtube! The Red Address Book will be published in France on June 1st, by Calmann-Lévy.

Anders Roslund and Niklas Natt och Dag on the Swedish bestseller lists

Anders Roslund’s Three Hours continues to feature on the weekly Swedish bestseller list for hardcovers. This week, the novel comes in at No. 3. Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 likewise stays on the paperback and e-book list, coming in at No. 4 on both lists.

Jo Nesbø and Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes on the Norwegian bestseller lists

Macbeth, Jo Nesbø’s retelling of the classic Shakespeare piece, is still No. 1 on the official weekly bestseller lists for hardcovers and e-books in Norway. On the hardcover list is also Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ Operation Shipwreck, at No. 5.