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

A Man Called Ove, Fredrik Backman’s debut novel, is No. 3 on the New York Times Best Seller List. It’s the novel’s 25th consecutive week on the bestseller list, and it is joined by My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, Fredrik Backman’s second work of fiction. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry too remains a steady top ten favorite, coming in at No. 7 in its 9th consecutive week on the list.

Official series trailer for ‘Detective Agency No. 2’

Detective Agency No. 2 and the city of Riverton come to vivid life in this animated trailer for the children’s detective series by Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes. Created by the talented Sandnes - the illustrator half of the author duo - the trailer gives a sneak peek at the series’ lushly imaginative universe and thrilling adventures!

Erik Axl Sund and Yrsa Sigurdardóttir shortlisted for ‘The Mörda Award’

Erik Axl Sund’s The Crow Girl and Yrsa Sigurdardóttir’s The Undesired have both been shortlisted for The Mörda Award for ‘Captivating Crime in Translation’. The winning novel will be announced on July 22nd at Harrogate. To vote for your favorite, click the “Read more” button below.

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‘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 A Man Called Ove jumps up once more to the No. 2 spot on the New York Times Best Seller List. This week marks the novel’s 24th consecutive week on the bestseller list. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry climbs the list as well, coming in at No. 5 in its 8th consecutive week featured.

‘The Crow Girl’ chosen as one of the New York Post’s best summer reads

Erik Axl Sund’s The Crow Girl has been chosen by the New York Post as one of this summer’s must-read books. Calling it one of the “buzziest books” of the season, the Post hails the novel as “an extraordinary, complex, unpredictable piece of work.”

The Crow Girl, a merged edition of all three books in the Victoria Bergman trilogy, will be published in the US on June 14th.

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Fredrik Backman on Shelf Awareness’ and New York Times’ top lists

Fredrik Backman’s A Man Called Ove has been voted the No. 1 book club pick for May by 120.000 book club readers and 39.000 book clubs in the US. That places A Man Called Ove firmly at No. 1 on Shelf Awareness’ Top Book Club Picks in May. Fredrik Backman’s second novel, My Grandmother Told Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, is also listed as a Rising Star.

A Man Called Ove continues to place in the top also on The New York Times Best Seller List, coming in at No. 3 in its 23rd consecutive week on the list. My Grandmother Told Me to Tell You She’s Sorry follows closely behind at No. 6, having featured on the list for 7 consecutive weeks. On the combined print and eBook list, A Man Called Ove is No. 13.

‘The Search for the Queen of the Jungle’ published in Norway

Detective Agency No. 2 on a dangerous mission in the jungle!

Grandpa Franz, a seasoned explorer and adventurer, has gone to Africa to find the Queen of the Jungle. That’s all Tiril and Otto know about it until they get a secret message from Grandpa asking for their help. But where is he? And what on Earth is the Queen of the Jungle?

In Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ second activity book for children, The Search for the Queen of the Jungle, the reader is invited to join Detective Agency No. 2 on a breathless chase through the jungle while the mysterious Toffen Gang is hot on their heels. Help Tiril and Otto solve the mystery and find Grandpa Franz by joining the hunt for evidence, following clues, and solving puzzles.

Official ‘Three Minutes’ book trailer

Roslund & Hellström’s seventh novel about Ewert Grens, Three Minutes, was published yesterday on June 1st in Sweden. Here is the thrilling book trailer made for the novel by Roslund & Hellström’s Swedish publisher Piratförlaget.

Translation of the text in the trailer:

Both sides demand his loyalty
Both sides sentence him to death
The difference between life and death is three minutes
A stand-alone continuation of the worldwide success that was THREE SECONDS
Roslund & Hellström are back

‘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 rises to No. 4 in its sixth week on The New York Times Best Seller List. A Man Called Ove remains a steady No. 2 in its 22nd consecutive week on the list, and No. 10 on the combined print and ebook list.

‘Three Minutes’ published in Sweden

Three years later and Piet Hoffman is still on the run with his family: his beloved wife Sofia, from whom he can no longer hide the truth, and his sons, Hugo and Rasmus. Far away from his old haunts in Sweden, Piet has infiltrated the heart of a cocain cartel on a mission for the American police. There he’ll be reunited with Police Detective Ewert Grens.

This time, however, they’ll be fighting on the same side.

Three Minutes is the seventh installment in the Ewert Grens series.

‘The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep’ record-breaking No. 1 in Japan

Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin’s children’s book turned international phenomenon continues to wow parents and guardians across the globe. Today on June 1st, Amazon Japan and Oricon, the largest sales ranking company in Japan, announced that The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep became the No. 1 most sold book in Japan during the first half of 2016, across all categories. This is the first time ever that a non-Japanese author has claimed the No. 1 position, as is it the first time ever that a children’s book has done so.

Bobbie Peers winner of the Book of the Year Award

Bobbie Peers’ William Wenton and the Luridium Thief has been crowned the winner of 2016’s Book of the Year award in Norway. All together 7000 children from 69 school classes around Stavanger have participated in the vote for their favorite novels and authors. Bobbie Peers and William Wenton won in the category Grade 5-7, and will meet one of the participating school classes at an event in September, during Stavanger's international literary festival, Kapittel.

Kristina Ohlsson shortlisted for the Crimetime Specsavers Award

Kristina Ohlsson and her Glass Children Trilogy and Zombie Fever have been shortlisted for the first ever Crimetime Specsavers Award in the category ‘Children’s Crime Fiction of the Year’. The award will be handed out in connection with the Crimetime festival in Gotland, Sweden, on August 20th. The authors shortlisted have all contributed to increasing children’s interest in reading by writing suspense or crime fiction for ages 6-12.

Jake Gyllenhaal and Denis Villeneuve reunite for Jo Nesbø’s ‘The Son’

Jake Gyllenhaal is reteaming with Sicario director Denis Villeneuve to bring Jo Nesbø’s crime novel The Son to the big screen. This will mark the third collaboration for Gyllenhaal and Villeneuve, following Prisoners and Enemy. Nine Stories’ producers Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker and Bold Film’s Michel Litvak are behind this project; Bold’s Gary Michael Walters is executive producing with Jo Nesbo and Niclas Salomonsson.

“Denis is one of the most inspiring filmmakers working today, and partnering with him on The Son represents everything that Jake and I strived for when we launched the company. Provocative and edgy material in collaboration with a visionary storyteller,” Marker said Thursday in announcing the project.

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‘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 comes in at No. 6 in its fifth week on The New York Times Best Seller List. Backman’s debut novel A Man Called Ove rises to No. 2 once more in its 21st consecutive week on the list.

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.