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‘The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep’ tops the UK’s bestseller charts

Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin’s The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep rules supreme on The Bookseller’s Children’s bestseller list, and holds the position of No. 2 on its UK Top 50 bestseller chart.

New Author - Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin

We now have the pleasure of working with Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin and his worldwide phenomenon, The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep. Self-published, the book is currently No. 1 in the US, the UK, France, Spain, and several other countries. It is the first time ever that an independent author has topped Amazon’s best seller charts.

‘Midnight Sun’ No. 1 in Norway

Jo Nesbø’s highly anticipated novel Midnight Sun has gone straight to No. 1 on the Norwegian besteller list. The sequel to the groundbreaking Blood on Snow, Midnight Sun tells the story of Ulf, a secretive stranger seeking refuge among the native Sami and Læstadiansin of a small village in the far north.

Johannessen listed among 10 Nordic Talents to Track by Variety

Selected at Norway’s Haugesund Fest, Variety takes its pick of the Scandinavian elite, listing 10 Nordic talents you ought to know - among them screenwriter Bjørn Olaf Johannessen. Best known for the original screenplay of Wim Wender’s Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015), which played at Norway’s Haugesund Fest’s main program, he has also penned Erik Skjoeldberg’s coming drama Pyromaniac. The critically acclaimed comedy drama series Trial of Life (2014) co-written with Per Schreiner and Erlend Loe for NRK, was nominated for the 2014 Prix Europa and awarded the 2015 Golden Screen.

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New Screenwriter - Anders Weidemann

Anders Weidemann (b.1971) is the creator and showrunner of the Emmy Award nominated TV series 30 degrees in February. His unique writing talent paired with an extensive knowledge about the TV landscape has resulted in award winning productions, such as The truth about Marika (Emmy Award for best interactive TV series 2006) and 30 degrees in February (winner of Kristallen for best screenplay, nominated for Emmy Award 2014), among other. On top of holding writing credits for numerous television productions and short films, Weidemann has also worked as Head of drama development at Jarowskij Sweden and as Story editor for SVT.

‘The Mine’ published in Finland

Acclaimed Finnish author Antti Tuomainen’s new stand-alone The Mine has now been published in Finland. Told in a beautiful language with shifting points of views and flashbacks, The Mine is a suspenseful crime novel filled with vivid characters and a breathtaking plot. But above all, it is the story of two men - a father and a son - and of the destiny of a family torn apart, only to ultimately reunite.

‘Viva Hate’ nominated for three Kristallen Awards

Peter Birro’s original TV series Viva Hate has been nominated in no less than three categories at the 2015 Swedish TV Awards Kristallen, including for ‘Best TV Drama’.

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‘Midnight Sun’ published in Norway

The highly anticipated follow-up to Jo Nesbø’s Blood on Snow has just been published in Norway. Midnight Sun tells the story of Ulf, a secretive stranger seeking refuge in a small village in the far north. He claims to be there for the hunting. Among the native Sami and the Læstadians, adherents of an old-fashioned form of Christianity, he discovers a culture that is both hospitable and exclusive, helpful and unfamiliar. The village sexton, Lea, lends him a rifle and a hunting cabin, where the midnight sun keeps him awake as he restlessly keeps watch on the monotonous expanse of the Finnmark plain. Slowly it dawns on Lea and her son Knut that Ulf isn’t a hunter but someone else’s prey. And that the hunters are on their way.

The Sunday Times lists the 60 best thrillers and crime novels of the past six years

The Sunday Times has listed the 60 best thrillers and crime novels of the past six years. The list includes four of Salomonsson Agency’s authors: Liza Marklund (Borderline), Roslund & Hellström (Cell 8), Yrsa Sigurdardottir (Someone to Watch over Me) and Leif GW Persson (Falling Freely, as if in a Dream).

‘Acquitted’ nominated at the Seoul International Drama Awards

Anna Bache-Wiig and Siv Rajendram Eliassen’s original TV series Acquitted (Frikjent) has been nominated in three categories at the 2015 Seoul International Drama Awards, including for the ‘Best Screenwriter’ and ‘Best Mini Series’ Awards.

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‘The Bomb Maker and his Woman’ No. 1 in Sweden

Leif GW Persson’s latest novel The Bomb Maker and his Woman has rushed to the No. 1 spot on the Swedish bestseller list. The stand-alone novel features Lisa Mattei as its protagonist, a familiar face from the author’s earlier works.

‘Made in Sweden’ podcast released

Listen to the story of how three brothers grew up to become Sweden’s most wanted criminals, as told by fourth brother Stefan Thunberg and crime journalist-turned-author Anders Roslund. Available for download in iTunes, the six-episode audio series reveals the real-life story that inspired the author duo’s bestselling novel, Made in Sweden.

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‘Brothers in Arms’ nominated for a ‘Cartoon D’Or’

Animated short film Brothers in Arms (Orig. title Våbenbrødre) written by Christoffer Örnfelt has been nominated for the ‘Best European Animated Film’ award at the 2015 Cartoon D’Or, the pan-European award for animation short films.

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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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