‘Those Who Follow’ No. 2 in Sweden

Ingar Johnsrud’s Those Who Follow has climbed to the No. 2 spot on the Swedish bestseller list for paperback fiction. Those Who Follow is the first installment in the series featuring Fredrik Beier and Kafa Iqbal.

Börge Hellström (1957–2017)

Börge Hellström, our dear friend and beloved author, has passed away. Börge fought his cancer for two years before losing the battle today. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends. We will miss you dearly, Börge.

Fredrik Backman dominates the New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman is dominating the New York Times Best Seller List for paperback fiction with three novels on the list. A Man Called Ove rises to the No. 1 spot yet again in its 59th week, My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry follows at No. 6 in its 43rd week, and for the first time on the list, Britt-Marie Was Here lands the No. 9 spot.

On the combined print and eBook list, A Man Called Ove appears at No. 4, which marks its 38th week on that particular list.

New trailer for Malin Lagerlöf’s and Stefan Thunberg’s ‘Farang’

A “Farang” comes to Thailand for two reasons. To sunbathe - or to hide. A new trailer has been released for Malin Lagerlöf’s and Stefan Thunberg’s upcoming original series Farang, starring Ola Rapace. The series is set to premiere March 9th on C More.

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Lars Kepler No. 1 in The Netherlands

Lars Kepler’s The Rabbit Hunter, just published by Cargo in the Netherlands, entered the Dutch bestseller list for hardcover fiction at No. 1 this week.
Thus, the novel has gone straight to the No. 1 spot upon publication in each respective country where it has been published so far (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, The Netherlands).

Michael Katz Krefeld shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award

Michael Katz Krefeld has been shortlisted for the Danish Crime Book Festival’s (Krimimessen) People’s Choice Award 2017. To see the full list of nominees, and to cast your vote (possible between March 11th and March 26th), click “Read more” below. The winner will be announced at the festival on April 2nd.

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‘Operation Pirate’ No. 3 in Norway

Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ Operation Pirate, the eleventh book in their Detective Agency No. 2 series, is No. 3 on the Norwegian bestseller list for fiction. Operation Pirate was published in Norway this February.

B-Reel to produce Karin Arrhenius’ ‘There's Nothing to Be Afraid of’

It’s now official that Karin Arrhenius, the screenwriter behind the critically acclaimed The Girl (2009), is working on a new feature film. There’s Nothing to Be Afraid of (Det finns inget att vara rädd för) will be produced by B-Reel Films and directed by Swedish filmmaker Johan Renck, and follows Jonathan, a 16-year-old belonging to the Swedish Christian fundamentalist cult Livets Ord. It is a coming-of-age romance that will center on the love relationship between two teenagers. There's Nothing to Be Afraid of is set to begin filming at the end of 2017.

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Roslund & Thunberg No. 3 in Sweden

Roslund & Thunberg’s The Sons, the stand-alone sequel to the award-winning and internationally acclaimed The Father, is No. 3 on the Swedish official bestseller list for hardcover fiction this month.

‘Eighteen Below Zero’ No. 3 in Germany

Eighteen Below Zero, the third installment in Stefan Ahnhem’s Fabian Risk series, has once more reached No. 3 on Der Spiegel’s best seller list in Germany. This is the novel’s 6th consecutive week on the list.

Oscar Söderlund guest on ‘Framgångar och Motgångar’

Oscar Söderlund was recently a guest on the Swedish podcast Framgångar och Motgångar (Success and Setbacks) where he was interviewed about his success as a screenwriter and his interest for film and television. The result is an honest and interesting discussion with an approach to create a more unobstructed Swedish TV- and film climate.

The podcast can be found on iTunes, as well as by clicking the Read more link below. Language: Swedish

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‘Operation Pirate’ published in Norway

Operation Pirate, the eleventh installment in Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ Detective Agency No. 2 series, is finally out in Norwegian bookstores!

During a beachside investigation Tiril and Oliver happen across a strange, old tin platter buried deep in the sand. The platter turns out to have belonged to the notorious pirate Timian Blest, and when it is stolen just days later the detectives understand that they’re onto something big. Might the thief know where Timian Blest’s treasure is hidden? And what does the platter have to do with it? Detective Agency no. 2 will have to draw on everything they have to solve this mystery!

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt dominate the Norwegian bestseller list

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt hold three of the top five spots on the official Norwegian bestseller list for paperback books. At No. 2 is The Silent Girl, the fourth installment in the Sebastian Bergman series. The novel is closely followed by book two and three in the series: The Man Who Watched Women at No. 4, and The Man Who Wasn’t There at No. 5.

‘Victim Without a Face’ shortlisted for Lubimyczytac’s Book of the Year Award 2016

Victim Without a Face, Stefan Ahnhem’s debut novel and the first installment in the Fabian Risk series, has been shortlisted for Lubimyczytac’s Book of the Year Award 2016 in the ‘Crime, Mystery, Thriller’ category. Lubimyczytac is the Polish equivalent of Goodreads, an online community where readers can share reviews and receive recommendations. The winners of the Lubimyczytac’s Book of the Year Award will be chosen by this community in an online vote, open till February 28th.

‘The Rabbit Hunter’ No. 1 in Denmark

Only three days after its publication, Lars Kepler’s The Rabbit Hunter went straight to No. 1 on the official bestseller list for hardcover fiction in Denmark. The Rabbit Hunter is the sixth novel in the series about Joona Linna.

‘Eighteen Below Zero’ No. 4 in Germany

Stefan Ahnhem’s Eighteen Below Zero, the third installment in the Fabian Risk series, celebrates its 5th week on Der Spiegel’s best seller list in Germany. This week the novel comes in at No. 4.

Fredrik Backman No. 1 on all independent lists in the US

A Man Called Ove is No. 1 on all the US regional independent bestseller lists. It is joined by My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, which likewise features on all the lists.

On the New York Times Best Seller List, A Man Called Ove claims the No. 2 spot on the paperback list. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry comes in at No. 4. A Man Called Ove is also No. 2 on the combined print and eBook list.

Yrsa Sigurdardóttir presented with The Danish Academy of Crime Writer’s Award 2016

Yrsa Sigurdardóttir’s The Legacy has been awarded The Danish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Palle Rosenkrantz Prisen) 2016 for ‘Best Crime Novel of the Year’. The Legacy is the first installment in the Freyja & Huldar series. Yrsa Sigurdardóttir will receive the award at The Crime Book Festival, Krimimessen, in Horsens on April 1st.

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