‘Beartown’ No. 4 in Canada

Fredrik Backman’s Beartown has climbed to No. 4 on the Canadian bestseller list for hardcover fiction. Furthermore, Indigo, Canada’s biggest book retailer, has named Beartown one of the 6 best books published in Canada in 2017.

‘William Wenton and the Luridium Thief’ in The Guardian’s Best New Children’s Books Guide

The first book in Bobbie Peers’ William Wenton series, William Wenton and the Luridium Thief, features in the new Guardian Best New Children’s Books Guide. The guide was distributed through the Guardian newspaper to celebrate Independent Bookshop week on Saturday, June 24th.

‘Beartown’ on Amazon’s top 20 titles of 2017

Fredrik Backman’s Beartown has been selected as one of the top 20 titles of 2017 by Amazon.com. The novel was also selected as one of the best books in the literature and fiction category.

‘Mios’ Blues’ No. 4 in Germany

Kristina Ohlsson’s Mios’ Blues, the second installment in the Martin Benner diptych, has shot to No. 4 on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list. The novel was published in Germany just last week. The first installment in the series, Buried Lies, meanwhile comes in at No. 8 in its 10th week on the list.

‘William Wenton and the Luridium Thief’ Parents’ Choice Award Recommended Title in the US

Bobbie Peers’ William Wenton and the Luridium Thief has been chosen as a 2017 Parents’ Choice Award recommended title in the US.

The Parents’ Choice Awards is the oldest nonprofit program in the US, created to recognize quality children’s media such as books, toys, music, and more. The foundation’s panel, which consists of educators, scientists, artists, librarians, parents and – of course – children, decide the works that will be recognized for their excellence. These recommendations then serve as an independent and trusted source for parents and caregivers looking for books and toys.

William Wenton and the Luridium Thief was chosen as a recommended title with the following motivation:

“With elements of Harry Potter, DaVinci Code and X-Men Mutant Academy blurring together, there’s a puzzle, a chase, a bit of science and characters fighting evil. /…/ readers will clamor for more pages about William and where his bionic adventures will take him next, because this is clearly just the beginning.”
-Ann Oldenburg, Parents’ Choice Award

‘Hunters’ returns as TV-series on C More

The modern Swedish film classic Hunters is to return in 2018 as an original TV series on C More.

The series is based on the feature films Hunters from 1996 and Hunters 2 from 2011. Rolf Lassgård is set to play police Erik Bäckström as in the previous films.

Main writers of the six episodes are Björn Carlström and Stefan Thunberg. Jens Jonson is to direct.

The series is produced by Harmonica Films and SF Studios and is a co-production between C More/TV4, SF Studios and Filmpool Nord.

Hunters will premiere on C More in 2018, and will then be broadcasted on Swedish network TV4 as well.

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Greg Wise and Billy Campbell are set to star in the second season of ‘Modus’

Greg Wise (The Crown) and Billy Campbell (The Killing, Cardinal) are set to join Kim Cattrall in the second season of Modus (the Swedish hit TV-series based on Anne Holt’s Inger Johanne Vik series).

Both the first and second season of Modus have been adapted for the small screen by Emmy winning screenwriters Peter Thorsboe and Mai Brostrøm (The Protectors, The Team, Unit One). Directing are acclaimed director Lisa Siwe (The Bridge, Glowing Stars) and Håkan Lindhé.

The second season will start airing this fall on TV4’s streaming service C More.

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‘The Search for The Thief’s Thief’ published in Norway - and already No. 3

The Search for The Thief’s Thief, the third activity book in the Detective Agency No. 2 series, is out in stores in Norway - and already No. 3 on the official bestseller list, across all categories.

The Search for The Thief’s Thief

The art museum in Riverton is borrowing the famous painting The Thief for a month-long exhibition. Tiril and Oliver are naturally among the visitors hoping to see the artwork up close. But the sharp-eyed duo shockingly discovers that the painting hanging in the museum is a counterfeit. The Thief has been stolen! The search for The Thief’s thief is on, and you are invited to join Tiril and Oliver as they hunt for tracks, follow clues, crack codes, and solve the mystery. Keep your eyes and wits about you – the answer might just be hidden on the next page.

‘Blood Moon’ published in Denmark

Copenhagen is a city encapsulated in ice. Police Sergeant Jeppe Kørner has just returned home from a long vacation, one that’s managed to spark his old passion for life. The holiday mood is abruptly dampened by the appearance of a dead man in a snowdrift in a park. The police suspect that they’re dealing with a case of a homeless person frozen to death, but it’s soon evident that it is a bestial murder, of a far more well-known person.

Things are not always what they seem. Esther Laurenti, professional pensioner and busybody, knows this better than anyone. She traces Police Sergeants Jeppe Kørner and Anette Werner’s footsteps and starts her very own investigation. She and the two sergeants will have to move fast to solve the murder case, one that turns out to involve Jeppe’s best friend, broken dreams, radio shows, and an extremely sophisticated murder weapon.

Katrine Engberg’s Blood Moon is the second installment in the trilogy featuring the Police Sergeants Jeppe Kørner and Anette Werner.

Jo Nesbø, Lars Kepler, Michael Katz Krefeld and Stefan Ahnhem on Krimimessen Horsens’ “Readers' Top 7”

The immensely popular “Crime Book Festival, Denmark” - also known as Krimimessen in Horsens - has announced a “Readers’ Top 7” list, wherein they have gathered the seven most beloved crime fiction novels of all time according to their voters. The No. 1 spot on the list goes to The Snowman by Jo Nesbø, the seventh installment in the Harry Hole series. It is followed by The Rabbit Hunter by Lars Kepler at No. 3, the entire Ravn series by Michael Katz Krefeld at No. 5, and Victim Without a Face by Stefan Ahnhem at No. 6.

Stefan Ahnhem, Anders de la Motte and Kristina Ohlsson shortlisted for the Crimetime Specsavers Award

The shortlist for this year’s Crimetime Specsavers Award in the category Crime Writer of the Year - Readers’ Award has been announced, and among the nominated are Stefan Ahnhem, Anders de la Motte and Kristina Ohlsson. The shortlisted authors have all been selected by the public in a vote. The winning author will likewise be decided by the public, and announced on August 5th during the last day of the Crimetime festival, held on the island of Gotland.

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Sofi Oksanen and Pajtim Statovci nominated for awards at The Culture Gala of the Century

Sofi Oksanen and Pajtim Statovci have both been nominated for awards at The Culture Gala of the Century in Finland. The gala will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence, and the past 100 years’ cultural heritage.

Sofi Oksanen has been nominated in the Internationalization category for the Ambassador of Finnish Culture award. She shares the category with among else director Aki Kaurismäki.

Pajtim Statovci is a nominee for the Future of Finnish Culture award in the Future category, which turns an eye to the individuals that will shape contemporary Finnish culture in the years to come.

The Gala of The Century will take place in Turku on October 18th. It will be broadcast live by Finland’s national public broadcasting company, YLE.

‘The Thirst’ No. 1 in the Netherlands

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst, published in the Netherlands just a few days ago, went straight to No. 1 on the official Bestseller 60-list upon publication – a combined list which includes both physical and digital sales of hardcover, paperback, ebook, audio etc. across all genres.

‘Eighteen Below Zero’ No. 3 in Sweden

Stefan Ahnhem’s Eighteen Below Zero goes right to No. 3 on May 2017’s official bestseller list for paperbacks in Sweden. Eighteen Below Zero was published in paperback just last month.

Lars Kepler and Jo Nesbø No. 1 in Norway

Lars Kepler’s The Rabbit Hunter, just out in paperback, goes straight to No. 1 on the Norwegian bestseller list. Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst still holds the No. 1 spot on the eBook list.

‘The Werewolf’s Secret’ No. 3 in Sweden

Kristina Ohlsson’s The Werewolf’s Secret keeps its position on the official monthly Swedish bestseller list for children’s fiction, coming in at No. 3 also on May 2017’s list.

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New international TV serie "Greyzone" starts filming

Greyzone a new international TV series, starts filming in Denmark, Sweden and Germany. The TV series of 10 episodes is created and written by Oskar Söderlund and Morten Dragsted. Mikkel Bak Sørensen has also been involved as writer.

Greyzone is to premiere on C More spring 2018 and is a co-production with TV2 Denmark and Cosmo Film.

The story revolves around a terrorist attack threatening Scandinavia. Tova Magnusson and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen are to play the lead roles.

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