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.

New author – Thomas Engström

Thomas Engström (b. 1975) is an established writer and journalist, specializing in security policy affairs and foreign politics. During his academic and professional career he’s obtained a law degree with emphasis on International Law and Human Rights.

The Petrona Award 2015

Falling Freely, as if in a Dream by Leif GW Persson and The Silence of the Sea by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir are both shortlisted for the Petrona Award 2015 for 'Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year'. The winner will be announced in May 2015.

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Premiere for Agetoft's new series

Fredrik Agetoft's new web series En Delad Värld - taking place in an alternative sci-fi world, leading to a classic love story - premieres tonight on SVT's new plattform MVH TV.

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Shoot begins for Sveistrup's film

Actors from The Killing Lars Mikkelsen and Sofie Gråbøl reunite in Søren Sveistrup's new feature film drama, The Day Will Come. Read the full article on Screen Daily.

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