Salomonsson Agency now representing composers

Salomonsson Agency is proud to present our first composers, the internationally celebrated Kleerup and Duvchi.

Kleerup is synonymous with modern Scandinavian electropop. The winner of multiple Grammis Awards, Kleerup is an international household name and chart topping artist, composer, producer and songwriter.

Duvchi is a highly sought-after and award-winning songwriter, producer and composer from Sweden. Duvchi has worked with and written for some of the biggest names in the U.S. and Sweden.

Lars Kepler, Liza Marklund and Kristina Ohlsson on the Finnish bestseller list

The official Finnish bestseller lists for the month of October have been released and Lars Kepler’s Lazarus goes straight to No. 1 on the list for translated hardcover fiction. Liza Marklund’s Black Pearl Farm enters at No. 3 on the same list and Kristina Ohlsson’s The Flood is No. 3 on the paperback list.

‘SKAM Season 3: Isak’ published in Norway

The SKAM books are the original scripts of the worldwide hit web drama series of the same name, just as they were written.

Each SKAM book contains one of the four seasons that aired between 2015 and 2017. The scripts have never recorded scenes, lines that were later cut, newly written prologues and epilogues, and Julie Andem’s own comments and unique mind maps.

SKAM Season 3: Isak is the story of Isak Valtersen and his burgeoning relationship with Even Bech Næsheim. At the start of his season, Isak is still in denial that he’s gay, but the advances of a female student and his own feelings for Even finally result in his coming out. The process is made more painful by the fear of isolation at school. Isak is also exposed to the issue of mental illness among youths; Even’s instability might be the signs of bipolar disorder. In Isak’s season, the issues at the forefront are love, sexual identity, authenticity, mental illness, religion and friendship.

The SKAM books are the ultimate key to the universe that absorbed an entire generation of viewers. Get ready to get to know Eva, Noora, Isak and Sana like never before.

‘Modus 2’ nominated for Best Returning Drama Series

Modus 2 has been announced as one of the finalists in C21’s International Drama Awards, which are voted for by the world’s leading scripted commissioners and buyers. Modus 2 is joined in the category ‘Best Returning Drama Series’ by The Handmaid’s Tale, Stranger things and Ozark, among others.

The hit TV series, one of the most successful Scandinavian series to have aired on BBC, is written by the acclaimed screenwriting duo Mai Brostrøm and Peter Thorsboe. Lisa Siwe is the concept director for the second season and Miso Film is the production company behind the praised crime series, which is based on Anne Holt’s Inger Johanne Vik series.

The winners will be announced at the International Drama Awards ceremony on November 28 as part of Content London 2018.

The October bestseller lists in Sweden

The official Swedish bestseller lists for the month of October are out, and Lars Kepler’s Lazarus takes home three No. 1 spots in the categories hardcover, audio and e-books. Jonas Gardell’s In Memory of an Unconditional Love claims the No. 5 position on the hardcover list, and Anders de la Motte comes in at No. 5 in the audio category with Dead of Winter. Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman is No. 3 on the paperback list and No. 5 on the e-book one.

Lars Kepler and Jørn Lier Horst top the Norwegian bestseller lists

Lars Kepler’s Lazarus continues to feature at the top of the Norwegian bestseller lists, this week coming in at No. 1 on the e-book list and No. 2 on the hardcover one. Jørn Lier Horst’s The Innermost Room comes in just after on the e-book list, at No. 2.

Lars Kepler, Hjorth & Rosenfeldt, Niklas Natt och Dag and Anders de la Motte on the Swedish bestseller lists

Lars Kepler doesn’t budge from the top of the Swedish bestseller lists, coming in at No. 1 yet again with Lazarus. The novel is No. 1 in three categories also this week: hardcover, audio and e-books. Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s just published A Higher Justice likewise claims multiple placements on the lists, coming in at No. 2 in hardcover and e-books. Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman meanwhile climbs a spot to No. 2 on the paperback list. Anders de la Motte’s third stand-alone novel in the Skåne Quartet, Dead of Winter, comes in at No. 4 on the e-book list.

‘The Doll’ published in Iceland

A doll is caught in the net of a fishing boat. It’s covered in barnacles and worms after years in the ocean, but a woman onboard takes it home at the request of her young daughter. This simple act of kindness sets into motion a series of fateful events, and five years later, skeletonized remains emerge from the ocean’s depths. Identifying the skeleton proves harder than initially thought: In a country where everyone knows their neighbor, an unknown missing person is an impossibility. As the mystery of the unidentified body deepens, Huldar dives into an investigation of a homeless drug addict’s murder, and Freyja investigates a suspected case of child abuse at a foster care home. The cases are linked through a single, missing witness: The young girl that wanted the doll all those years ago.

The Doll is the fifth installment in Yrsa Sigurdardóttir’s series about the psychologist Freyja and the police officer Huldar.

‘Us Against You’ in the semifinals for the Goodreads Choice Awards 2018

Fredrik Backman’s Us Against You has made it into the semifinals for the Goodreads Choice Awards. The Goodreads Choice Awards are the only major book awards decided by its readers. The semifinal round takes place November 6 to November 11, and the winner will be announced December 4.

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Lars Kepler, Anders de la Motte and Niklas Natt och Dag on the Swedish bestseller lists

Lars Kepler and Anders de la Motte both score hat-tricks on the Swedish bestseller lists this week. Lars Kepler does so by claiming the No. 1 spot on the hardcover, audio and e-book lists with the seventh Joona Linna novel, Lazarus. Anders de la Motte rakes home three No. 4 placements on the same lists with his Dead of Winter. On the paperback list, Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman stays put at No. 3.

Lars Kepler, Jørn Lier Horst and Stefan Ahnhem on the Norwegian bestseller lists

Lars Kepler’s just published Lazarus claims two of the top spots on the official weekly betseller lists in Norway. The novel comes in at No. 1 on the e-book list, and No. 2 in the hardcover category. Jørn Lier Horst’s long-running bestseller The Innermost Room comes in just after on the e-book list, claiming the No. 2 spot. Finally, at No. 3, is Stefan Ahnhem’s just published Motive X.

Karin Fahlén joins Salomonsson Agency

Karin Fahlén has more than 30 years of experience in film, TV, radio and theatre. When she took her place in the director’s chair she did so to immediate acclaim, swiftly gaining recognition for the great ease with which she moves between drama, crime and comedy.

Karin Fahlén is the director of the acclaimed Stockholm Stories (2013), the box office success All Inclusive (2017) and this year’s major crime series production from CMore/TV4: STHLM Requiem. The stylish and hair-raising series, based on Kristina Ohlsson’s novels, premiered on October 3.

‘A Higher Justice’ No. 5 in Germany

A Higher Justice, the sixth installment in the Sebastian Bergman series by Hjorth & Rosenfeldt, is No. 5 on Der Spiegel’s list for hardcover fiction in Germany.

‘A Higher Justice’ published in Sweden

Psychological profiler Sebastian Bergman has come to terms with the thought that his days at the Criminal Investigation Department are over, and has returned to giving lectures and writing books. The only person from the team he has sporadic contact with is Ursula. He hasn’t heard from his daughter Vanja in four months.

Vanja is not at the Criminal Investigation Department anymore either; she’s found a temporary job as a criminal investigator in Uppsala. Since last month she is investigating a series of rapes, where the offender sneaks up behind his victims, anesthetizes them with a syringe, and places a bag over their heads before committing the assault.

When one of the victims dies, the Criminal Investigation Department is called in – and soon also Sebastian Bergman.

Reunited, the team must set aside their personal problems and conflicts to catch the brutal rapist that continues to cause fear in Uppsala. Eventually, they find clues that indicate that the victims are not randomly selected.

But what is the connection between them? And why do so many people seem to not want the perpetrator to be revealed?

A Higher Justice is the sixth installment in the internationally bestselling series about Sebastian Bergman.

‘Us Against You’ nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards 2018

Us Against You has been nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award 2018 in the ‘Best Fiction’ category.

The Goodreads Choice Awards are the only major US book awards decided by readers. The nominated authors and titles have been chosen through a process in which the Goodread team collected the statistics of all the added, rated and reviewed books from the past year. The winners will be announced on December 4.

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Anders Rydell receives the Wallquist Prize

Anders Rydell has received the Wallquist Prize with the motivation: “With impressive knowledge and great commitment, Anders highlights how the Nazis not only physically eradicated Europe’s Jews but also brutally plundered a whole cultural tradition.”

The prize awards authorships and research with a church affiliation, and it’s handed out by the Småland Academy on November 10 in Kalmar, Sweden.

Make your own neurocaster from ‘The Electric State’

Just in time for Halloween, Skybound’s Gamma Ray reveals how to make a neurocaster from Simon Stålenhag’s The Electric State in a DIY video. Happy Halloween and happy crafting!

Bobbie Peers winner of the UR Award for Best Short

Bobbie Peers’ short film To Plant a Flag, starring Jake Johnson and Jason Schwartzman, is the winner of the Uppsala International Short Film Festival’s UR Award. The Uppsala International Short Film Festival is Sweden’s premier short film festival.

The jury motivates its choice of To Plant a Flag thusly:

“An astonishing story where aspiring plans face unforeseen real-world obstacles. With a silly sense of humor an encounter is portrayed between dissimilar worlds where cultures and expectations collide. This wonderful fusion of excellent screenwriting, skillful acting and beautiful footage will leave the viewer with a film experience beyond the usual.”

Lars Kepler dominates the Swedish bestseller lists, joined by Niklas Natt och Dag’s long-running bestseller

Lars Kepler’s just published Lazarus - the seventh Joona Linna novel - scores a hat trick on the official Swedish bestseller lists this week, coming in at No. 1 on the hardcover, audio and e-book lists. Niklas Natt och Dag’s long-running bestseller The Wolf and the Watchman comes in at No. 3 on the paperback list.