‘1793’ No. 4 in Sweden

Niklas Natt och Dag’s thrilling debut 1793 stays on the Swedish bestseller lists during the first week of February. The novel is found at No. 4 on the hardcover fiction list as well as the e-book list.

Jørn Lier Horst dominates in-store sales in January, joined by Bobbie Peers

The list of children’s books with the highest in-store sales in January is now official, and Jørn Lier Horst is the undeniable winner! A staggering 11 out of 15 books on the list are titles by Jørn Lier Horst, either from his CLUE series written by him alone, or his Detective Agency No. 2 series, in which he’s paired up with illustrator Hans Jørgen Sandnes.

Starting at No. 2, the titles featured on the January in-store sales list are: The Triangle Mystery (No. 2), Operation Ghost (No. 3), Operation Circus (No. 4), Operation Windblast (No. 5), Operation Sunset (No. 6), Operation Mummy (No. 7), Operation Shadowman (No. 8), Operation Plastic Bag (No. 10), Operation Thundercloud (No. 12), Operation Bronze Square (No. 13), and the short activity booklet The Search for the Abominable Snowman (No. 15).

Putting his own mark on the list is Bobbie Peers, who snatches two spots with his action-packed adventure series about William Wenton. The third and latest installment, William Wenton and the Orbulator Agent, claims the No. 9 spot, and the second book in the series, William Wenton and the Cryptoportal, the No. 11 spot.

‘Beartown’ No. 5 on The New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s compelling novel Beartown has made its first appearance on the New York Times Best Seller List for paperbacks, claiming the No. 5 spot. The paperback edition was published just last week.

‘Marcella’ season two premiere

The second season of Hans Rosenfeldt’s hugely popular London-set crime drama series Marcella premieres on February 19th on ITV and on Netflix in March. The series was created by Rosenfeldt and Nicola Larder, with Rosenfeldt also writing the script.

Marcella has become one of the most popular new British crime shows on ITV. The premiere episode had 8 million viewers in Britain and the average audience rating was 6,8 million viewers for the first season.

Marcella Backland is a detective who, in season one, returns to her job as a detective after 12 years. She suspects that the killer she once chased has returned as well.

‘1793’ and ‘The Thirst’ No. 2 and No. 4 in Sweden

The official Swedish bestseller lists for January have been released and Niklas Natt och Dag’s brilliant debut novel 1793 is No. 2 on the hardcover fiction list. 1793 also appears on the e-book bestseller list, where it comes in at No. 2. Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst meanwhile comes in at No. 4 on the paperback list.

‘In Every Moment We Are Still Alive’ a New York Times Recommended Title

The New York Times Book Review has chosen Tom Malmquist’s In Every Moment We Are Still Alive as one of their 12 New Books We Recommend This Week. Lauding In Every Moment We Are Still Alive as “harrowing” and a “searing autobiographical novel,” the list quotes The New York Times’ Katie Kitamura’s rave review of the novel:

“This is narrative as raw material [...] A novel about permeability, ‘In Every Moment We Are Still Alive’ captures the jumbled sensory experience of being profoundly, catastrophically overwhelmed. … It’s clear that Malmquist is explicitly interested in what can’t be contained, what continues to trouble.”

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‘Unwanted’ No. 2 in Norway

Kristina Ohlsson’s Unwanted shoots up to No. 2 in its second week on the official Norwegian paperback list. Unwanted is the first installment in the thrilling Fredrika Bergman series.

Photo: HEIN Photography/C More

‘Hamilton’ TV series starts filming in 2018

Petter S. Rosenlund (The Heavy Water War) is head-writer for the international spy thriller series Hamilton which is based on Swedish author Jan Guillou’s books.

It has now been announced that Norwegian Jakob Oftebro will star as Swedish intelligence officer Carl Hamilton, who trained with the U.S. Navy Seals to become part of an illegal black ops cell within the Swedish military.

Swedish broadcaster TV4 and its streaming service CMore have commissioned the first two seasons of the show and it’s their biggest international project so far.

Hamilton will start filming in the second quarter of 2018 in Sweden and other European locations. The series will premiere exclusively on CMore next year, with a later linear airing on TV4 and ZDF in Germany.

‘Operation Shipwreck’ published in Norway

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

A violent storm has washed up the remains of a shipwreck on Riverton’s shores. Among the debris, Tiril and Oliver find evidence of a pollution scandal. But there’s also something that points to the existence of an old shipwreck just outside Riverton. It’s a new case for Detective Agency. No. 2, and this time they’ll not only have to dig deep, but dive deep, to find the truth!

Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ Detective Agency No. 2 series is crime fiction for the youngest – clever, engaging, and full of thrills! Join our heroes Tiril, Oliver and their dog Ocho as they solve mysteries that have even the adults of Riverton scratching their heads.

‘Top Dog’ to become TV series

Jens Lapidus’ Top Dog is being adapted into a TV series by Filmlance and producer Teresa Alldén Willey. Veronica Zacco (The Bridge, Farang, Thicker Than Water) will be the head writer for the eight-episode show, and production is set to start in fall 2018.

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‘Beartown’ shortlisted for the Audie Awards 2018

Fredrik Backman’s emotionally powerful novel Beartown has been shortlisted for the Audie Awards 2018 in the ‘Fiction’ category. The award is given out by the Audio Publishers Association in the US. The winners will be announced at the 23rd Audie Awards Gala on May 31st.

‘In Every Moment We Are Still Alive’ a Financial Times Best Books of 2017 title

Tom Malmquist’s In Every Moment We Are Still Alive has been chosen by Financial Times as one of the Best Books of 2017 in the translated fiction category. The UK-based international daily newspaper writes the following about the novel:

“Urgent, heartbreaking and life-affirming, this autobiographical novel about grief and parenting probes the boundaries between life and writing.”

Lars Kepler, Niklas Natt och Dag and Kristina Ohlsson on the Swedish bestseller lists

Lars Kepler’s upcoming seventh novel in the Joona Linna series is No. 1 on the official Swedish bestseller list for hardcover fiction for the fourth week of January. It is joined by Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1793 at No. 4. 1793 also makes an appearance on the e-book list and climbs to No. 2. Kristina Ohlsson’s The Flood claims the No. 4 spot on the paperback list.

‘Unwanted’ No. 4 in Norway

Kristina Ohlsson’s Unwanted comes in at No. 4 on the official Norwegian paperback list for the fourth week of January. Unwanted is the first installment in Ohlsson’s Fredrika Bergman series.

Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes and Bobbie Peers on the January children’s books bestseller list

The official January bestseller list for children’s books in Norway is in, and Jørn Lier Horst makes a double appearance at the top. At No. 1 is his latest book in the CLUE series, The Triangle Mystery. It is closely followed at No. 2 by Operation Mummy, the twelfth book in the Detective Agency No. 2 series by Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes. Claiming the last spot on the podium is Bobbie Peers’ third William Wenton novel, William Wenton and the Orbulator Agent, at No. 3.

Trailer premiere of Oskar Söderlund’s upcoming TV-series ‘Greyzone’

In Oskar Söderlund’s Greyzone we get to follow Victoria Rahbek, a drone engineer who is taken hostage by a group of terrorists. Meanwhile, security police officer Eva Forsberg is given a new assignment – to create and lead a taskforce between Sweden and Denmark dedicated to preventing and actively combating terrorism.

Greyzone premieres on February 22 on the Swedish broadcaster TV4’s streaming service C More and on February 25 on the Danish broadcaster TV2.

Niklas Natt och Dag and Jo Nesbø No. 2 and No. 5 in Sweden

Niklas Natt och Dag’s debut novel 1793 is No. 2 on the official Swedish bestseller list for hardcover fiction for the third week of January. 1793 also claims a spot on the e-book bestseller list, where it comes in at No. 3. Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst meanwhile comes in at No. 5 on the paperback list.

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‘Fury’ to be presented at the Berlin International Film Festival

Fury, a new thriller series created by Emmy Award winning Gjermund Stenberg Eriksen (Mammon), will be be presented at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival. Stenberg Eriksen teamed up with Hollywood director Roar Uthaug to create this exciting new show that brings to mind Homeland and Jason Bourne. The series, which is a Monster Scripted production, starts off in a small Norwegian community where a conflict develops around a refugee center. When two undercover detectives start investigating the matter, they are drawn into a precarious scheme involving a large European network of right-wing extremism.

Fury will be presented on February 21st at the Berlin International Film Festival for the Drama Series Days.

‘1793’ No. 1 in Sweden

Niklas Natt och Dag’s brilliant and thrilling debut 1793 is No. 1 on the official Swedish bestseller list for e-books during the second week of January. The novel also appears on the fiction bestseller list, coming in at No. 2.

‘The Triangle Mystery’ No. 2 in Norway

Jørn Lier Horst’s The Triangle Mystery leaps up to No. 2 on the official Norwegian bestseller list for hardcover fiction during the second week of January. The Triangle Mystery is the twelfth book in the CLUE series.