Watch the teaser for TV4’s upcoming TV-series ‘Modus’

Here is a first look at the upcoming must-see TV-series Modus. Based on the novel Fear Not by Anne Holt and produced by Miso Film, the spine-chilling series is set to air on TV4 this fall. Modus, directed by Lisa Siwe (The Bridge), will follow criminal psychologist Inger Johanne Vik and her young daughter, the witness of a murder. The star-studded cast will include Melinda Kinnaman – to play the protagonist Vik – Johan Widerberg and Henrik Norlén, to name just a few.

‘Iron Blood’ No. 1 in Sweden

Liza Marklund’s critically acclaimed Iron Blood, the eleventh and final novel featuring crime reporter Annika Bengtzon, has soared to No. 1 on the Swedish bestseller list.

‘Acquitted’ writers and director open up about a second season

Following the release of the series’ final episode, Acquitted’s director Geir Henning opened up about his hopes for a second season of the hit drama. The screenwriter duo behind the award nominated series, Anna Bache-Wiig and Siv Rajendram Eliassen, have likewise revealed that they are ready to continue the production: “We need to have a story to tell, and we think that we do now. It’s something that we’ve been thinking about for a long time.”

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Jo Nesbø wins the fifth ‘Boréales Honorary Award’

Jo Nesbø will be travelling to Caen, France to accept the fifth Boréales Honorary Award in person when the award is presented in November. This year marks the 24th anniversary of the Boréales Festival.

Salomonsson Agency’s Tor Jonasson joins Norway’s new industrial policy advisory board

On Thursday the 25th of June, Norwegian Minister of Culture Thorhild Widvey presented the members of Norway’s new industrial policy advisory board for the field of culture and arts. Among the 15 chosen to sit on the council is Salomonsson Agency’s own Tor Jonasson. He and the 14 other members will have as their task to advice the Minister of Culture on how to commercialize artistic content and create value in the cultural field.

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Josh Brolin, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Olivia Munn to Join ‘Three Seconds’

Oscar nominees Maggie Gyllenhaal and Josh Brolin as well as Olivia Munn will be joining the cast of Three Seconds, adding further star power to a cast already featuring such names as Luke Evans and David Oyelowo. The film, which will be based on Roslund & Hellström’s bestselling novel of the same title, will be directed by Otto Bathurst (Peaky Blinders).

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Are you smarter than Jo Nesbø? The Guardian asks its readers

Alex Bellos, British writer and mathematical mysteries expert, challenged the readers of the Guardian to pit their intellect against that of Jo Nesbø in a brain-twister worth the name. Citing Nesbø as the only one to have ever succeeded in solving the puzzle right there in front of him, Bellos encouraged his readers to test their own detecting skills by taking on the classic Three Switches riddle. To see if your genius matches that of the Norwegian crime author, click "READ MORE".

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Police 'Best Novel of the Year'

Jo Nesbø's Police, the tenth installment in the Harry Hole series, received the title of 'Best Novel of the Year' in Slovakia when the Slovaks made their voices heard in a readers' poll.

Jo Nesbø ‘Foreign Author of the Year’

Jo Nesbø has been selected 2014's 'Best Foreign Author' in Slovakia. Going up against names like John Green and George R.R. Martin, Nesbø placed No. 1 when the readers of Slovakia chose their favorite author of the year.

Blood on Snow’s Swedish book trailer out now

Jo Nesbø's Swedish publisher Piratförlaget has produced a book trailer for the publication of Blood on Snow.

New Author – Johan Theorin

Johan Theorin (b. 1963) began his literary career as a journalist and short-story writer, but has since gone on to receive international recognition as a writer of suspense novels. He is now considered to be one of the most talented authors of crime and mystery fiction in Scandinavia.

Liza Marklund one of 2015’s most addictive authors

Liza Marklund's Borderline, the ninth novel featuring crime reporter Annika Bengtzon, has been named one of 2015's most addictive books by Kirkus Reviews.

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Yrsa Sigurdardottir presented with the Petrona Award 2015

Yrsa Sigurdardottir is the winner of the Petrona Award 2015 for 'Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year' for her novel The Silence of the Sea, translated by Victoria Cribb and published by Hodder and Stoughton.

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Leif GW Persson shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger

Leif GW Persson's Falling Freely, as if in a Dream has been shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger 2015. The novel is the final instalment in his Story of a Crime trilogy.

Jo Nesbø fever in the Czech Republic

Jo Nesbø's book signing and press event for his novel Police, the tenth installment in the Harry Hole series, saw an awe-inspiring number of fans crowding the streets of Prague. Over 1 500 readers lined up to receive the author's autograph.

The Silver Boy awarded the Swedish Booksellers' Association's Prize 2014

Kristina Ohlsson's The Silver Boy has been awarded the Swedish Booksellers' Association’s 2014 'Your book – Our choice' prize. The prize is awarded to one author of children’s books and one author of regular fiction each year.

Trial of Life awarded with a Golden Screen (Gullruten)

Trial of Life written by Björn Olaf Johannessen, Erland Loe and Per Screiner, was awarded with this year's Golden Screen (Gullruten) for 'Best Script for Drama'. The Golden Screen is an annual award for the Norwegian TV industry, with a committee represented by the major national TV companies (NRK, TV 2, TV3, TVNorge).

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The Silver Boy awarded the Swedish Book Jury’s Prize

Kristina Ohlsson's The Silver Boy has been awarded the Swedish Book Jury's Prize 2014 for ‘Best Novel of the Year’ in the category ‘Ages 9 to 12.’ The winner of the annual award is decided by the readers’ vote; this year approximately 36,000 children participated.

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Jo Nesbø No. 1 in Hungary

Jo Nesbø's Blood on Snow is No. 1 on the Hungarian bestseller list.

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Police No. 1 in the Czech Republic

Jo Nesbø's Police, the tenth installment in the Harry Hole series, is for the third consecutive week No. 1 on the Czech bestseller lists for printed books and e-books.