Leif GW Persson, Roslund & Thunberg and Johan Theorin nominated for the CWA International Dagger

Leif GW Persson, Roslund & Thunberg and Johan Theorin have all been nominated for the CWA International Dagger 2016. The novels nominated for the prestigious award are The Sword of Justice by Leif GW Persson, The Father by Roslund & Thunberg (written under the pen name Anton Svensson), and The Voices Beyond by Johan Theorin.

Jørn Lier Horst presented with the Petrona Award 2016

Jørn Lier Horst is the winner of the Petrona Award 2016 for ‘Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year’ for his novel The Caveman. The jury motivates their choice of the novel and Jørn Lier Horst with the following official comment:

The Caveman is a gripping police procedural drawing on Jørn Lier Horst’s experiences as a murder detective. All the books in the ‘William Wisting’ series have had compelling narratives and The Caveman is no exception, exploring a Norwegian society where, in a supposedly close-knit community, a man can lie dead at home unnoticed and unmourned for weeks. Excellent plotting, well-drawn characters and writing of the highest quality make this book a worthy winner of the 2016 Petrona Award.”

Previous winners are Liza Marklund (2013), Leif GW Persson (2014) and Yrsa Sigurdardottir (2015).

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

Fredrik Backman’s My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry is back among the New York Times Best Seller List’s top ten, shooting up to No. 5 in its fourth week. It is joined by A Man Called Ove, which comes in at No. 3 in its 20th consecutive week on the list.

Dakota Fanning to star in ‘The Postcard Killings’

Dakota Fanning will star in Academy Award-winning director Janusz Kaminski’s upcoming thriller The Postcard Killings, the movie based on Liza Marklund and James Patterson’s novel Postcard Killers. The screenplay is written by Liza Marklund, Tove Alsterdal and Andrew Stern and it centers on a New Yorker as his life is thrown into turmoil when he learns that his newly married daughter has been brutally murdered. As he digs into the case, similar crimes are reported across Europe with each killing accompanied by a postcard sent to a local journalist. As he follows the trail of clues, a young reporter — played by Fanning — receives the next postcard.

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‘A Man Called Ove’ No. 2 on The New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove leaps up to No. 2 on the New York Times Best Seller List in its 19th consecutive week on the list.

In-depth article on Fredrik Backman’s US success in Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly May 9th issue dedicates a lengthy article to New York Times Best Selling author Fredrik Backman’s ongoing success in the US. His debut novel A Man Called Ove has recorded extraordinary sales and listings in the English language market as well as the international one, as have the novels that came after it: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry and Britt-Marie Was Here. For a look at the full article, click the “Read more” button below.

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‘Britt-Marie Was Here’ No. 1 on the LibraryReads list

Fredrik Backman’s Britt-Marie Was Here has been chosen as the No. 1 pick on the LibraryReads May 2016 list. Based on the nominations of librarians all across America, the LibraryReads list highlights the most highly anticipated books coming out that month. Vicki Nesting of the St. Charles Parish Library, LA, praises Backman’s third novel in her motivation:

“With its wonderful cast of oddball characters and sly sense of humor, this novel is sure to capture readers’ hearts. Highly recommended.”

Jørn Lier Horst’s William Wisting novels to become TV series

Bestselling author Jørn Lier Horst’s award-winning series about Police Inspector William Wisting is to be made into a TV series. The dramatization is a collaboration between Good Company Films and Cinenord, who will together create a six to ten episode series for an international audience. The William Wisting TV series is set to start shooting in the autumn of 2017.

Mila Kunis and Bryan Cranston to star in US remake of Jo Nesbø’s ‘Jackpot’

Mila Kunis and Bryan Cranston are attached to star in Jackpot with Will Gluck (Easy A) directing. Jennifer Garner is also in talks to join the ensemble. Jackpot is a remake of a 2011 Norwegian action comedy directed by Magnus Martens based on a Jo Nesbø story about a man who wakes up in a strip bar clutching a shotgun surrounded by dead men and police guns aimed at him.

‘A Man Called Ove’ No. 4 on The New York Times Best Seller List

Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove remains steady at No. 4 on the New York Times Best Seller List in its 18th consecutive week on the list.

Kaspar Colling Nielsen’s ‘The Danish Civil War’ ready to hit the theatre stage this fall

The theatrical adaptation of Kaspar Colling Nielsen’s The Danish Civil War and the Fall of the Western Empire – As Told By a 475-Year-Old Man To His Sexually Frustrated Dog is all set for its world premiere this September. An imaginative contemporary comedy about what can happen when democracy crumbles and humanity loses its faith in love and fellowship, the adaptation of Colling Nielsen’s bestselling title will play at Copenhagen’s Nørrebro Teater between September 10th and October 22nd.

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‘When the Mask Slips’ published in Sweden

The quiet summer night is interrupted by a panicked banging on Harry Svensson’s door. The journalist opens it to find a young girl outside, scared half-to-death by an unknown something or someone. Harry can hear the voices of two men coming from the shadows, but is unable to identify who they are or why they’re after the girl. Are the two somehow connected to her parents’ disappearance? The unexpected nighttime visit isn’t the only mystery that haunts Harry. Far from the eyes of the public, a business operation is being run out of a greenhouse in the forest. And in the city, the local motorcycle club seems to have forged a powerful connection with one of the most influential families in the area.

In Mats Olsson’s second crime fiction novel When the Mask Slips, journalist Harry Svensson is confronted with some uncomfortable truths long hidden beneath an impeccably polished surface.

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

The paperback of Fredrik Backman’s My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry is this week’s No. 10 on the New York Times Best Seller List, returning to the list for the third week in a row. It’s joined by A Man Called Ove, which remains a steady No. 4 in its 17th consecutive week on the list.

‘The Crow Girl’ Thriller of the Month in The Observer

Erik Axl Sund’s The Crow Girl has been hand-picked by The Observer as their Thriller of the Month. The Observer’s reviewer goes even further in his praise of the sinister thriller, saying it’s “very likely to be the most disturbing book you’ll read all year.”

Published on April 4 in the UK, The Crow Girl is a merged edition of all three books in the Victoria Bergman trilogy.

‘A Man Called Ove’ seen by 1,7 million moviegoers in Sweden

The award-winning film adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s novel A Man Called Ove has now been seen by over 1,7 million moviegoers in Sweden alone.

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

The paperback of Fredrik Backman’s My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry is No. 8 on the New York Times Best Seller List, returning to the list for the second week in a row. It’s joined by A Man Called Ove, which celebrates its 16th consecutive week on the list, this time at No. 4.

Kristina Ohlsson wins Latvian children’s choice award

Kristina Ohlsson’s The Glass Children has won the Latvian National Library Children’s Literature Centre’s Award for best book in the category ‘Ages 11+’. The award, which now celebrates its 15th year, is handed out every February. The winning authors are chosen by the readers of Latvia, who can vote for their favorite after the candidates are announced by an expert jury. In 2015, 18.963 young readers and 680 libraries and schools participated in the vote.

Jo Nesbø shortlisted for The European Crime Fiction Star Award

Jo Nesbø is shortlisted for the most prestigious crime fiction award in Europe, The European Crime Fiction Star Award (The Ripper Award).

The award is handed out once every two years during the international crime fiction festival of Mord am Hellweg.

The European Crime Fiction Star Award honors a crime fiction author who has rendered outstanding services to crime literature in Europe. The prize will be awarded to a living contemporary author whose work testifies responsibility for crime literature in a special way, along with a lively and modern development of the genre. His/her work is of importance in Europe and/or has received significant reception.

The other nominees are Sebastian Fitzek, Arnaldur Indriðasons and Ingrid Noll. The winner will be announced in spring 2017 at the Mord am Hellweg festival.

‘A Man Called Ove’ No. 4 on Der Spiegel’s Best Seller List

In its 40th consecutive week on the official German bestseller list, the paperback of Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove has once more climbed to No. 4.