Niklas Natt och Dag shortlisted for the Crimetime Specsavers Award

Niklas Natt och Dag’s novel 1793 has been shortlisted for the 2018 Crimetime Specsavers Award in the category ‘Crime Debut of the Year’. The award is handed out to a new star on the crime novel scene and to authors who have contributed in adding something new to the thriller genre. The winner will be announced during the Gothenburg Book Fair in September.

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Roslund & Hellström longlisted for the CWA International Dagger

Three Minutes by Roslund & Hellström has been longlisted for the 2018 CWA International Dagger Award. The winners of all the CWA Daggers will be announced at the Dagger Award Dinner held in October.

Anders Roslund, Niklas Natt och Dag, and Jo Nesbø No. 1, No. 3 and No. 5 in Sweden

Anders Roslund’s just published Three Hours claims the No. 1 spot on the official Swedish hardcover list. This marks the second week at the top for the novel, which entered the list at No. 1 last week. On the paperback list, Niklas Natt och Dag’s long-running bestseller 1793 comes in at No. 3. It also claims the No. 3 spot on the e-book list, where it’s joined by Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth at No. 5.

Jo Nesbø and Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes No. 1 and No. 4 on the Norwegian bestseller lists

Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth is once again No. 1 on the weekly bestseller lists for hardcovers and e-books in Norway. Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes likewise stay on the hardcover list, coming in at No. 4 with Operation Shipwreck also this week.

‘The Katharina Code’ No. 1 in Slovakia

Jørn Lier Horst’s The Katharina Code is No. 1 on the biggest online bookstore and second biggest physical retailer in Slovakia, Martinus’, e-book list. The Katharina Code also comes in at No. 2 on Martinus’ Top 100 list for printed titles, all genres.

‘Macbeth,’ ‘Three Hours’ and ‘1793’ on the Swedish bestseller lists

The official Swedish bestseller lists for the month of April as well as the first week of May have been released.

For the first week of May the recently published Three Hours by Anders Roslund is No. 1 on the hardcover list. On the paperback list Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 stays put at No. 2 and is No. 5 on the e-book list. Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth claims the No. 3 spot on the same list.

On April’s bestselling list Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth is No. 1 on both the hardcover list and the audiobook list. On the paperback list Niklas Natt och Dag claims the No. 1 spot with 1793.

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The case of Thomas Quick to become film

Quick is inspired by Swedish journalist Hannes Råstam’s book Thomas Quick: The Making of a Serial Killer. It is the story about Sweden’s biggest legal scandal ever and about the reporter Hannes Råstam who alone questioned a whole legal system. A touching journalistic thriller about a man who sacrificed his own life in the search for truth.

In the role of the journalist Hannes Råstam we see Jonas Karlsson and as Thomas Quick we see David Dencik. Alba August plays researcher Jenny Küttim.

Quick will be directed by Mikael Håfström and the script is written by Norwegian author Erlend Loe. The film will start shooting in the western part of Sweden this year and is expected to have a Swedish cinema premiere in autumn 2019.

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‘U-July 22’ Sweden premiere today

U-July 22, the film that seeks to recreate the horrific Utøya massacre in Norway 2011, had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February. Now it’s coming to theaters in Sweden. It has received outstanding reviews in Norway, Sweden, and internationally. At the Berlinale, U-July 22 won the prestigious 2018 Berlin Ecumenical Prize.

The Upcoming (UK) wrote: “This singular masterpiece demonstrates the power cinema can have to articulate the ineffable”, and NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) described it as “Nothing short of a masterpiece.”

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

‘Macbeth’ and ‘Operation Shipwreck’ on the Norwegian bestseller lists

The weekly bestseller lists in Norway see Jo Nesbø and his Macbeth placing No. 2 on the hardcover list and No. 1 on the e-book one. On the hardcover list Nesbø is joined by Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes, who come in at No. 4 with their Operation Shipwreck, the latest installment in the Detective Agency No. 2 series.

‘Brave Morris: A Week Upside Down’ published in Sweden

A psychological first aid book for children from the No. 1 internationally bestselling author of The Rabbit Who Wants To fall Asleep, Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin.

Morris is a boy like any other. He likes climbing trees, bicycling, and playing with friends. His family has just moved to a new town and the first week after the move, Morris experiences many new emotions he’s never felt before – the week is turned completely upside down! Luckily, Morris has people around him who can help him process the new feelings. Morris learns how to think in order to deal with emotions like longing, pain and fear.

Brave Morris: A Week Upside Down is no ordinary book. Inspired by behavioral psychology and communication techniques, Brave Morris: A Week Upside Down is a story that will give your child the tools they need to easier handle upsetting everyday situations. Brave Morris not only provides an example for the child, but teaches the adult how to best communicate with and guide a child who is upset to a calmer and happier state, even in difficult situations.

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‘Greyzone’ to air in the UK this year

Walter Presents, a Channel 4-backed drama service, has acquired the thriller Greyzone and will air the Cosmo Film-produced series later this year. Greyzone is created and written by Oskar Söderlund together with Morten Dragsted and Rasmus Thorsen.

Walter Presents co-founder and curator Walter Luzzolino said: “After being boxed for too many years into the ‘dead girl and moody detective’ corner, Scandi drama is in the midst of a sensational phase of creative reinvention. Greyzone is a perfect example of this: an ambitious, glossy and utterly compelling thriller which completely subverts the Homeland-style premise of a terrorist plot to tell the powerful and affecting story of the ambiguous relationship between a hostage and her captor.”

Greyzone premiered in February on the Swedish broadcaster TV4’s streaming service C More and on the Danish broadcaster TV2. The series has received outstanding reviews.

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‘Macbeth,’ ‘Three Hours’ and ‘1793’ on the Swedish bestseller lists

The official Swedish bestseller lists for the last week of April have been released. Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth comes in at No. 4 on the hardcover fiction list and No. 3 on the e-book list. On the hardcover list we also see the just published Three Hours by Anders Roslund, coming in at No. 5. On the paperback list Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 continues to claim the No. 2 spot, and has climbed to No. 4 on the e-book list.

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

Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth, for the sixth consecutive week, comes in at No. 1 on the official Norwegian bestseller lists for hardcover fiction and e-books. Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ Operation Shipwreck likewise stays safely put at No. 3 on the hardcover list. Kristina Ohlsson meanwhile continues to appear on the paperback bestseller list with her Unwanted at No. 4 and The Disappeared at No. 5.

Detective Agency No. 2 tops the April children’s books bestseller list

Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ Detective Agency No. 2 series tops the monthly children’s books bestseller list also in April. On the official Norwegian list, Operation Shipwreck comes in at No. 1. It’s closely followed by Operation Mummy at No. 2.

‘The Thirst’ shortlisted for the Public Book Awards

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst has been shortlisted for the Public Book Awards in the ‘Translated Novel’ category. These reader’s choice-awards are organized by Public, the biggest retailer in Greece, and the winners will be announced at the end of May.

Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes rule supreme on the February/March children’s bestseller list

Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes dominate the February/March bestseller list for Norwegian children’s fiction, claiming a whopping ten out of fifteen spots on Bok og samfunn’s list. The bestselling titles are, in order, Operation Daffodil at No. 1, Operation Shipwreck at No. 2, Operation Shadowman at No. 3, Operation Ghost at No. 4, Operation Bronze Square at No. 5, Operation Circus at No. 6, Operation Thundercloud at No. 7, Operation Windblast at No. 8, Operation Sunset at No. 10, and Operation Plastic Bag at No. 13.

‘Three Hours’ published in Sweden

Three seconds, or three minutes, is an eternity if you control time yourself. But three hours is all too short if someone else controls them.

One quiet morning in Stockholm Ewert Grens is called to the morgue, where there’s one dead man too many, left by someone in a locked room among other dead bodies. How is that possible?

Piet Hoffmann is on a new continent. A last dangerous assignment before he leaves this world behind him. It takes him through a dry desert to a roaring sea, in a world where human lives have no value.

At home in Sweden, Zofia and the boys wait and long for their husband and father. As soon as he’s back they’ll finally have peace. It turns out to be a fraudulent sense of security and soon two little boys will have to fight to survive.

Three Hours is the difference between life and death.

‘The Man Who Died’ shortlisted for the Petrona Award

The Man Who Died, Antti Tuomainen’s dark, thrilling and humorous novel, has been shortlisted for the Petrona Award 2018 for ‘Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year’. The international crime fiction convention CrimeFest will present the winner of the award at a gala dinner on May 19th.

‘Macbeth’ and ‘1793’ on the Swedish bestseller lists

The official Swedish bestseller lists for the third week of April have been released. Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth comes in at No. 2 on the hardcover fiction list as well as the audiobook and e-book lists. Meanwhile, Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 claims the No. 2 spot on the paperback list, and stays put at No. 5 on the e-book list.

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

Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth is also this week No. 1 on the official Norwegian bestseller lists for hardcover fiction and e-books. Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ Operation Shipwreck likewise stays at No. 3 on the hardcover list. Kristina Ohlsson meanwhile dominates the paperback bestseller list, claiming three of the top five positions with her Unwanted at No. 2, The Disappeared at No. 3 and The Chosen at No. 5.