‘Lucid Dreams: A User’s Manual’ shortlisted for the Runeberg Award

Johanna Holmström’s collection of bloodcurling short stories Lucid Dreams: A User’s Manual has been shortlisted for the Runeberg Award 2022. Holmström “explores the uncanny and ominous which exists in both society and in us” according to the jury, who also state that Holmström’s short stories move from the most unthinkable in the present, towards a fantasy future, where the border between utopia and dystopia is blurred.

‘The Meaning of Life’ to premiere on Viaplay

A warm and dark comedy drama, The Meaning of Life is a series created and written by Tove Eriksen Hillblom and Maria Nygren.

The series revolves around the sisters Alva and Ellen and their families. Alva wants nothing more than to become a mother, the only problem is that it seems impossible. Ellen wants nothing more than to stop being a mother, the only problem is that she already has three kids. The two sisters are close friends who tell each other everything. At the same time, there is a certain jealousy between them; Alva is jealous that Ellen got what Alva herself most of all longs for, while Ellen is jealous of Alva’s freedom.

The first season will premiere on Viaplay December 11, and production on a second season is already underway. Filming for season 2 is scheduled to begin in early 2023.

‘The Traitor’ No. 1 in Norway

Jørn Lier Horst’s The Traitor bounces back up to No. 1 on the official bestseller list for ebooks in Norway this week. The Traitor is the sixteenth volume in the series about William Wisting.

Maja Säfström on Svenska Dagbladet’s list of Best Books of 2022

Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet lists Paola Persson Peroni – Maybe in Love as one of 2022’s best titles. Paola Persson Peroni – Maybe in Love is illustrated by Maja Säfström, internationally known for her unbeatably sweet series about animal facts, and written by Emi Gunér.

Antti Tuomainen on the Guardian’s ‘Best Crime and Thriller Books of 2022’ list

Antti Tuomainen’s lauded The Moose Paradox is one of just two translated titles to feature on the Guardian’s list of best crime and thriller novels of 2022. The UK newspaper calls The Moose Paradox a “standout” as well as “delightfully funny.”

New Official trailer for ‘A Man Called Otto’

The second official trailer for A Man Called Otto, the Hollywood film adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s #1 New York Times Bestseller A Man Called Ove, has now been released.

The much-anticipated movie, directed by Marc Forster and starring Tom Hanks, will be in theatres everywhere from January 13.

‘Icebreaker’ No. 1 in Sweden

Kristina Ohlsson’s Icebreaker stays at No. 1 on the official Swedish bestseller list for paperbacks.

Ia Genberg shortlisted for Svenska Dagbladet’s Literature Prize

Ia Genberg’s The Details is nominated for the prestigious Svenska Dagbladet’s Literature Prize 2022.

The prize was inaugurated in 1944 and is awarded to a promising Swedish author whose authorship is in strong development. Previous winners include writers such as Lina Wolff, Per Wahlöö and P O Enquist. 

10 Years of ‘A Man Called Ove’

When A Man Called Ove was published in 2012, no one could imagine that it 10 years later would be described as an international phenomenon. But the story about annoying neighbors and the importance of driving a Saab was a success everywhere, from Germany to South Korea, occupied the New York Times bestseller list for over a year, and has now sold more than 8 million copies globally. The Swedish movie adaptation was nominated for an Oscar, and an American version starring Tom Hanks is to premiere now in December 2022.

This special jubilee edition celebrates 10 years of Ove and offers the chance to enjoy the novel all over again. For the very first time, author Fredrik Backman shares the personal story of how it all started and the origins of the book. In its rich extra material, readers from all over the world give their perspective on Ove’s journey from an anonymous little neighborhood in Sweden, to Hollywood.

‘Killing Moon’ No. 5 in Germany

Jo Nesbø’s Killing Moon, just published by Ullstein in Germany, enters Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for hardcover fiction at No. 5.