‘The Thirst’ No. 1 in the UK

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst, published in the UK on Thursday, has gone straight to No. 1 on the Sunday Times bestseller list for hardcover fiction.

‘Beartown’ and ‘The Thirst’ shortlisted for Book of the Year award

Fredrik Backman’s Beartown and Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst have both been shortlisted for Bonnier’s Book Clubs’ Book of the Year award. Bonnier’s Book Clubs is the home of five Swedish book clubs, among them the biggest one in Sweden. The winning book and author will be announced during the Gothenburg Book Fair, on September 29th.

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Arne Dahl shortlisted for the Swedish Radio’s Short Novel Prize 2017

Arne Dahl has been shortlisted for the Swedish Radio’s Short Novel Prize 2017 with About a Tree. The winner will be announced on May 10th. Click on “Read more” to listen to the nominated short novels and cast your vote.

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Kristina Ohlsson shortlisted for the Crimetime Specsavers Award

Kristina Ohlsson and her two children’s book series the Monster Trilogy and the Glass Children Trilogy have been shortlisted for the second annual Crimetime Specsavers Award. The category is ‘Children’s Crime Fiction of the Year’ and the award will be handed out in connection with the Crimetime festival held on the island of Gotland, Sweden, on August 5th. The shortlisted authors have all contributed to increasing children’s interest in reading by writing suspense or crime fiction for ages 6-12.

‘William Wenton and the Luridium Thief’ winner of the Bokslukerprisen 2017

Bobbie Peers’ William Wenton and the Luridium Thief is the winner of 2017’s Bokslukerprisen in Norway. The award, arranged by the Foreningen !les association, recruited the help of five young jury groups in deciding the winning book. The 6th grade jury members chose Bobbie Peers’ debut children’s book and the first installment in the William Wenton series as their winner.

‘The Werewolf’s Secret’ published in Sweden

The forest is ablaze in Eldsala. And it doesn’t appear to be an accident: somebody is deliberately setting the fires. But that’s not all. At dusk, Herbert can hear eerie howls and glimpse big doglike creatures among the trees. The two friends Herbert and Sally are drawn into a mystery far more dangerous than any would have dared imagine. Will they be able to save Eldsala?

The Werewolf’s Secret is the stand-alone sequel to the hit children’s book Zombie Fever, and the second installment in Kristina Ohlsson’s Monster Trilogy.

‘A Man Called Ove’ on the New York Times Best Seller List

A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman’s international sensation, comes in at No. 5 on the New York Times Best Seller List this week. This marks the 68th consecutive week for the novel on the list. On the combined print and eBook list, A Man Called Ove is No. 8.

‘The Rabbit Hunter’ No. 1 in Finland

The Finnish bestseller list for March has just been announced and Lars Kepler’s The Rabbit Hunter, published in Finland by mid-March, is No. 1 on the hardcover list for translated fiction.

‘The Thirst’ No. 1 in Greece

Published in Greece on Friday last week, Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst is No. 1 on the Greek bestseller list this week.

‘The Flood’ No. 1 in Sweden

Kristina Ohlsson’s The Flood – the sixth installment in her Fredrika Bergman series – is now No. 1 on the bestseller list of the biggest Swedish bookstore chain, Akademibokhandeln.

‘The Thirst’ No. 1 in Croatia and No. 2 in Italy

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst was published in Croatia last week and is No. 1 on the Croatian bestseller list this week. Italy published the novel late last month and it has reached the No. 2 spot on Italy’s official bestseller list for hardcover fiction, all genres, and No. 1 on the Italian e-book list, all genres.

‘The Thirst’ No. 1 in Slovakia and Poland

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst continues to top the bestseller lists, hitting No. 1 also in Slovakia and Poland. The novel is now No. 1 in five countries: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Slovakia and Poland.

James Bond screenwriters are adapting Jo Nesbø’s ‘I Am Victor’ for Baltasar Kormákur

Jo Nesbø’s I Am Victor has been acquired by Fredrik Wikström Nicastro at SF Studios, who will produce the project together with Icelandic director and producer Baltasar Kormákur for RVK Studios. Kormákur (Everest, Contraband, 2 Guns) is also attached to direct and James Bond screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are adapting the screenplay. Jo Nesbø and Niclas Salomonsson are Executive Producers on the project.
Purvis and Wade have been the 007’s go-to scriptwriters going back to 1999’s The World Is Not Enough. Their last feature collaboration was on 2015’s Spectre, and they are thought to be reteaming on Bond 25.

I Am Victor is an upcoming novel by Jo. It’s a thriller about a skilled but morally corrupt and narcissistic divorce attorney. When he finds himself framed for a series of brutal murders, he embarks on his own investigation to find the killer.

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‘A Man Called Ove’ and ‘My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry’ on the New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove comes in at No. 3 on the New York Times Best Seller List. This marks the 66th week for A Man Called Ove on the list. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry likewise stays on the list at No. 9 in its 50th week. On the combined print and eBook list, A Man Called Ove rises to No. 5, which marks its 45th week on that particular list.

Nesbø and Maguire team to bring ‘Blood on Snow’ to the big screen

It’s now official that the film rights to Jo Nesbø’s critically acclaimed, stand-alone novel Blood on Snow have been acquired by Tobey Maguire’s production company MATERIAL and Lawrence Grey’s Grey Matter Productions.
Together with Maguire’s MATERIAL partner Matthew Plouffe, they will produce a feature film adaptation with actor and producer Tobey Maguire looking to direct the project.
Jo Nesbø will adapt the screenplay based on his own book. Nesbø and Niclas Salomonsson are Executive Producers on the project.

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‘The Thirst’ No. 1 in Norway, Sweden and Denmark

Jo Nesbø’s eleventh installment in the Harry Hole series, The Thirst, has upon publication gone straight to No. 1 in all three territories of Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Fourth and final season of ‘The Bridge’ to premiere in 2018

The fourth and final season of The Bridge is set to premiere on January 1st 2018 on Swedish broadcasting network SVT. The season will consist of 8 episodes, and start where season three ended.

The TV series The Bridge, written by Hans Rosenfeldt, has aired in more than 170 countries and been successfully remade into a US version sharing the same name, as well as a British and French version called The Tunnel.

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The 2017 Petrona Award

Why Did You Lie? by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir and The Dying Detective by Leif GW Persson are both shortlisted for the Petrona Award 2017 for ‘Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year’.

The judges praise Sigurdardóttir’s Why Did You Lie?, calling it “A compelling exploration of guilt and retribution, which builds to a nerve-jangling finale.”

They are equally impressed by Persson’s The Dying Detective: “Expertly plotted and highly gripping, The Dying Detective features characters from a number of other crime novels by the author, but succeeds brilliantly as a standalone in its own right.”

The winner of the Petrona Award 2017 will be announced on May 20th.

‘The Rabbit Hunter’ No. 1 in the Czech Republic

Published by Host late last month, Lars Kepler’s sixth installment in the Joona Linna series, The Rabbit Hunter, is now No. 1 on the official bestseller list for hardcover fiction in the Czech Republic this month.

‘Hinterlands’ published in Sweden

When former detective Sam Berger opens his eyes he has no idea where he is. Everything is white, a world without shape. But then Molly Blom is at his side, and Sam realizes that the two of them are on the run from justice, one that has stopped living up to its name.

In the breath-taking sequel to the international bestseller Watching You, Sam and Molly are given an assignment with ties to a disturbing case from the past. The murderer is long since sentenced and imprisoned, but is he really guilty of the crime? Hinterlands is a spine-chilling journey towards the ice-cold heart of darkness, and Arne Dahl at his best.