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Mahmut Suvakci joins Salomonsson Agency

Mahmut Suvakci, born in 1981, grew up in Sweden and debuted as an actor in the highly acclaimed screen adaptation of Easy Money in 2010. This put him on the map as one of the most sought-after actors in Sweden to this day. His ability to move between multifaceted roles and characters is evident in his filmography, filled with significant roles in a variety of successful TV series and movies. Among these is the antagonist Isak Nimrod in the widely popular series Top Dog (2020-2023), for which he was nominated Best Supporting Role. His latest endeavors include a lead role in the highly anticipated The Helicopter Heist, directed by Daniel Espinosa, set to premiere on Netflix in 2024.

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‘End of Summer’ premieres on BBC Four

End of Summer, based on the bestselling work of Anders de la Motte, is a six-part psychological thriller starring Julia Ragnarsson (MidsommarThe Bridge) and Erik Enge (TigersThe Sandhamn Murders), which will have its premier on July 6 on BBC Four.

The story revolves around Swedish psychologist Vera, whose brother vanished when she was a child. When she meets a familiar young man 20 years later in a group therapy session, she’s drawn back to her rural hometown, determined to uncover her brother’s fate.

The series is directed by Jens Jonsson (Young Wallander) and Henrik Georgsson (The Bridge) with lead writers Stefan Thunberg (Wallander) and Björn Carlström (Hunters), who also produced the series with Per Janérus (Hunters).

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‘The Scream’ No. 1 in Norway

The first installment in Horst & Fjell’s new Markus Heger series, The Scream, continues dominating the bestseller list for hardcovers, staying put at No. 1.

‘Run’ No. 3 in Sweden

Anders Roslund’s eighth installment in the Hoffman & Grens series, Run, which was just published in Sweden, climbs the hardcover bestseller list and lands at No. 3 this week.

Horst & Fjell and Jo Nesbø on the Norwegian bestseller list

The recently published The Scream by the new author duo Horst & Fjell makes its debut at No. 1 on the hardcover bestseller list. Meanwhile, Jo Nesbø’s Blood Ties is still No. 1 on the e-book list.

 

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Yashar Alishenas awarded ‘Best Screenplay’ at Valence Scénario 2024 

At this year’s Official Selection of the Valence Scénario festival, Yashar Alishenas received the Plume de Cristal Award for ‘Best TV Series Screenplay’ for his original concept L’enfer c’est moi, together with his co-writer Hélène Faure.

L’enfer c’est moi (English title: This Is Not a Persian Film Star) follows a bored playwright discovering his double – who happens to be a Persian film star. Tempted to join the glitterati of Tehran, the writer assumes the identity of his Iranian double, only to find his life turning into a chaotic whirlwind of deceit, blood and glamour…

Winners of the Plume de Cristal Award are rewarded a writing residence at L’Atelier Claude Miller to further develop their concepts. Valence Scénario is an international festival entirely dedicated to storytellers, both screenwriters and composers, aiming to continuously promote the emergence of new writing talents. The 27th edition of the festival took place between 3rd and 8th of June 2024.

‘Forget Me Not’ No.3 in Germany

Forget Me Notthe second installment in Yrsa Sigurdardóttir’s thrilling Black Ice series, debuts at No. 3 on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for trade paperback fiction.

New Title: ‘The Scream’

From a podcast studio in the back of his camper, ex-military and former police student Markus Heger investigates old and new crime cases. “The scream nobody heard” was supposed to be a series about seven-year-old Leah Forsberg, who disappeared from Fagernes 15 years ago, but it only became one episode. Although Leah’s body was never found, her father was convicted of her murder. When another girl disappears, Markus finds himself drawn back into the case again, and information from a reliable source has him questioning if the right man was put behind bars.

Meanwhile, things from his past that he’s desperately been trying to push away keep resurfacing. His absent father writes from prison, asking to meet with him. Perhaps he can help Markus solve the case, and maybe they can mend their broken relationship at the same time.

The Scream is the first installment in a new series by two of Norway’s most prominent crime authors.

Jo Nesbø and Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger on the Norwegian bestseller list

Jo Nesbø continues to dominate the bestseller lists for hardcovers and e-books with Blood Ties, which is still No. 1 this week. Meanwhile, the latest installment in the Blix Ramm series, Victim, is No.3 on the paperback list for the second consecutive week.

‘Death on Capri’ longlisted for 2024 Feelgood of the Year Award

Anders and Anette de la Motte’s new murder mystery, Death on Capri, has been longlisted for the Swedish Feelgood Festival’s award Feelgood of the Year 2024.

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