‘Resurfaced’ published in Norway

William Wisting has entered the second week of his summer holiday. He observes from the sidelines how a local missing persons case grows into a national news story. Agnete Roll has now been missing for three days, and no clues can be found.

Even as the disappearance makes headlines, Wisting receives a mysterious letter containing a set of numbers and nothing else. He connects them to an old case code for a murder, one he wasn’t personally assigned to. One summer night in 1999, 17-year-old Tone Vaterland was killed on her way home from work. The case was quickly solved and the perpetrator sentenced and sent to prison. The case has nearly been lost to memory, but recent events now reveal connections that weren’t visible twenty years ago.

The letter is only the first in a series, all pointing to there being another truth behind the case then the one found by the police. Wisting will have to search for the sender as well as the true facts – but far from everyone are happy to have him shed new light on the past.

Resurfaced is the fourth and final installment in Jørn Lier Horst’s Cold Case Quartet.

‘Anxious People’ an instant No. 1 NYT Best Seller

Fredrik Backman’s Anxious People goes straight to No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller list for hardcovers, right on the heels of the novel’s publication in the US.

In Canada, Anxious People debuts at No. 3 on the Original Fiction List in daily newspaper Toronto Star.

Anders Weidemann’s ‘Interrogation’ to air on C More Sweden

Interrogation, created by Anders Weidemann and John Mankiewicz, premiered earlier this year on CBS All Access to fantastic reviews lauding its innovative format and gripping story. The true crime drama stars Peter Sarsgaard and Kyle Gallner, both praised for their layered performances.

Interrogation will have its Swedish premiere on C More September 18.

‘The Kingdom’ No. 1 in Slovakia

Jo Nesbø’s The Kingdom is No. 1 on Slovakian bookstore chain Martinus’ ebook bestseller list. Martinus’ is the biggest online bookstore and second biggest physical retailer in Slovakia.

Maja Säfström wins the Carl von Linné Plaque

Maja Säfström’s Amazing Facts About Baby Animals is the official winner of the 2020 Carl von Linné Plaque, awarded to the best nonfiction title for children and Young Adults. The jury, the Swedish Library Association, motivates their choice thusly:

Amazing Facts About Baby Animals […] pulls the reader in with humor and tenderness. Author and illustrator Maja Säfström is awarded for this title that opens up the door to a sense of closeness. Children and adults can share in their fascination and learn something new on every spread.

The modern nature of the book is noticeable not least in the format: Säfström dares to be to the point. Longer texts are avoided and the brevity itself becomes bait to continue pursuing knowledge. The facts are friendly and humorous and presented in beautiful plainness. The contents are black and white, but far from lacking in color. /…/ Every spread breathes joy in this delightful piece of nonfiction.”

Stina Jackson nominated for the MAX Bronze Bat 2020

Stina Jackson’s The Silver Road has been longlisted for the MAX Bronze Bat, a Dutch literary award. The Bronze Bat is dedicated to remarkable debuts and is handed out during the annual Nederlands Thrillerfestival in Zoetermeer, Netherlands. The shortlist will be revealed at the end of September, and the final winner announced during the digital Book Festival on October 25.

The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

Jo Nesbø dominates the Norwegian bestseller lists, claiming the No. 1 spot on the hardcover as well as the e-book list with The KingdomThe Kingdom is Nesbø’s latest stand-alone thriller.

‘The Kingdom’ No. 1 in Slovakia

Jo Nesbø’s new stand-alone novel The Kingdom, published in Slovakia a week ago, entered the Slovakian bestseller list at No. 1.

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New Author – Annette Bjergfeldt

Annette Bjergfeldt (b.1961) is a Danish creative virtuoso. Besides writing bestselling fiction, she’s an award-winning and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and recording artist with six albums under her belt, a colorist painter, and a renowned songwriting coach. She often holds songwriting sessions in local prisons and for children with disabilities. Her knack for storytelling was cultivated when she toured the US for four years and entertained the crowds with tales in between songs. Now, her musical flair shines through in her melodious and lyrical prose. Her acclaimed debut When Life Gives You Hippos has taken readers and critics alike by storm. This enchanting family saga with elements of magical realism, set against the backdrop of 20th century Europe’s culture scene, is an impassioned declaration of love to art and music.

The August bestseller list for children’s fiction in Norway

The sixth activity book in the Detective Agency No. 2 series, The Search for the Last Dinosaur, is No. 2 on the official Norwegian bestseller list for children’s fiction. This is the title’s third consecutive placement on the monthly list.