Heine Bakkeid No. 1 in Iceland

The trade paperback edition of  Scatter Her Ashes, the second installment in Heine Bakkeid’s Thorkild Aske series, just published in Iceland by publisher Ugla, goes straight to No. 1 on the paperback list and to No. 3 on the all formats bestseller list of leading book retailer Eymundsson.

Katrine Engberg No. 1 in Norway

Katrine Engberg continues to dominate the Norwegian paperback bestseller list. This week too she grabs three of the top five spots, coming in at No. 1 with The Butterfly House, No. 2 with Blood Moon, and No. 5 with The Tenant.

Leif Ascanius Sol

Annette Bjergfeldt shortlisted for the Martha Award

Annette Bjergfeldt has been nominated for the Danish 2021 Martha Award for her debut novel When Life Gives You Hippos. The Martha Award is the largest book retailer award in Denmark and has been bestowed annually since 1989 by Bog & Idé. The nominated works are selected by book retailers and readers and the ultimate winner will be announced in October. Previous winners include Jussi Adler-Olsen, J.K. Rowling and Stephen King.

‘Weekdays 4’ and ‘Weekdays 5’ published in Sweden

Weekdays 4 and Weekdays 5, the two new installments in Ulf Lundell’s celebrated collection of excerpts from his private diary, are published simultaneously in Sweden today.

Katrine Engberg No. 1 in Norway

Katrine Engberg performs a hat trick on this week’s official paperback bestseller list in Norway, featuring with three titles in the top five. First up at No. 1 is Blood Moon, followed by The Butterfly House at No. 2, and then lastly The Tenant at No. 4.

Fredrik Bankler

Björn Natthiko Lindeblad awarded the Storytel Award

Björn Natthiko Lindeblad’s I May Be Wrong has been chosen as the winner of the ‘Best Non-fiction’ category in the 2021 Storytel Awards. A record number of 70.000 listeners voted forth the shortlist consisting 0f three non-fiction titles, and a jury went on to select the ultimate winner. The jury’s motivation for I May Be Wrong was as follows:

“An autobiographical tale that moves and invites [the listener] to reflect on life’s great questions. The author’s vulnerable, brave and humoristic audio rendition gives the listener a powerful and unique experience.”

Stina Jackson nominated for VLC Negra’s Best Novel award

Stina Jackson’s The Last Snow is in the running for the 2021 VLC Negra Best Novel Award. VLC Negra is an annual culture festival celebrating the “noir” literary genre and is held in Valencia, Spain. Stina Jackson is nominated in the festival’s ‘Best Novel’ category. Readers will be able to vote for their favorite title till June 9. The result of the vote will be revealed during the celebration of the 9th edition of the festival, June 9-19.

‘Capable People’ shortlisted for the Book of the Year Award

Klas Ekman is shortlisted for Bonnier’s Book Clubs’ Book of the Year Award 2021 with his debut novel Capable People.

The Book of the Year award, also known as the “People’s Choice Award,” is arranged by Bonnier’s Book Clubs, the home of Sweden’s five biggest book clubs. The voting period continues until September 12, and a winner will be announced in October.

Katrine Engberg and Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger No. 1 in Norway

Katrine Engberg doesn’t budge from her No. 1 placement on the official paperback bestseller list, coming in first also this week with The Tenant. Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger meanwhile bounce to the top once more, coming in at No. 1 in e-books with Unhinged.

Fredrik Bankler

Björn Natthiko Lindeblad winner of the Swedish Sound Award

Björn Natthiko Lindeblad has been awarded the Swedish Sound Award 2021 for ‘Voice of the Year’. The award is handed out by Bauer Media and Resumé and aims to highlight and praise creative use of sound. Natthiko Lindeblad is bestowed with the accolade for his moving audio rendition of his book I May Be Wrong. The motivation is as follows: “With great presence, heart and much warmth, the voice of the year is genuinely moving. A voice that truly spellbinds its audience and captivates the ear through its magic.”