Katrine Engberg and Fredrik Backman on the Swedish bestseller lists

Katrine Engberg’s just published The Tenant is No. 3 on the official Swedish bestseller list for audiobooks, and Fredrik Backman’s Anxious People appears at spot No. 4 on the list for e-books.

The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

Jo Nesbø’s Knife continues to stay at the top, the novel comes in at No. 1 both in hardcover and in e-book this week as well. On the hardcover list we also see Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ latest activity book for children, The Search for the Magician’s Tome, appearing at No. 4.

Lars Kepler grabs the No. 1 placement on the paperback list with Lazarus, and Jørn Lier Horst’s The Innermost Room nabs spot No. 2.

Lastly, on the children’s bestseller list Operation Sable Forest by Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes appear at spot No. 3.

Photo: Johan EL Eriksson & Pierre Björk

‘Easy Money’ becomes a Netflix original series

Today Netflix announced Easy Money, a brand new six-part original series from acclaimed screenwriter Oscar Söderlund and bestselling author Jens Lapidus.

The new Netflix original series is set in the buzzing start-up scene of Stockholm and takes place ten years after the events of the feature film Easy Money - Life Deluxe (2013). The hunger for status and money is stronger than ever and the criminal world has become even more brutal, chaotic and ruthless. When the criminal and business worlds collide, loyalty, friendships and partners will all be tested in the never-ending quest for easy money.

Tesha Crawford, Director of International Originals Northern Europe: “We are so excited to announce this new Swedish series and to bring the world from this much loved movie back to life in a fresh and exciting way. To do this, we are fortunate to work with some amazing Swedish creatives. We have full confidence in Oscar and Jens and their vision for this new chapter of Easy Money and we have an incredibly strong partner in SF Studios.”

The much-awaited TV series is produced by SF Studios and will be shot in Sweden during 2020.

‘Dusk to Dawn Part III’ to be released tomorrow

Dusk to Dawn Part III, the third and final installment in Mr. Tophat’s epic debut album Dusk to Dawn, is set to be released tomorrow, June 21st. The three-hour-long debut trilogy Dusk to Dawn has already earned Mr. Tophat international critical recognition, and features some unforgettable collaborations with long-time friend Robyn, Axel Boman, Kleerup Lune, and more. Starting tomorrow, you will find the entire suite available on all digital music platforms and as three double LPs or a triple CD.

“Dark, luxuriously twisted. /…/ Visionary, exhausting, Dusk to Dawn is an extraordinary experience.”
-Mojo, UK

“Mr. Tophat doesn’t push boundaries, he vaults over them to wander into the void beyond.”
-Mixmag, US

“Mr. Tophat possesses the cultural status that Swedish House Mafia can only dream of.”
-DN, Sweden

‘The Caveman’ nominated for the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière

Jørn Lier Horst’s The Caveman, the third installment in the William Wisting Quartet, is nominated for the French literary award the 2019 Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. Founded in 1948 by author and literary critic Maurice-Bernard Endrèbe, it is the most prestigious award for crime and detective fiction in France. Two prizes are awarded annually: one to the best French novel, and one to the best international crime novel published that year. This is the second consecutive year that Horst is nominated: The Hunting Dogs was nominated in 2018.

The winning authors and titles will be announced in September.

‘Smoke Screen’ published in Norway

An explosion rocks the city of Oslo on New Year’s Eve and Norway is put on terror alert. Among the wounded is someone Alexander Blix knows well. Ruth-Kristine Smeplass is the mother of 2-year-old Patricia, kidnapped ten years ago. Blix was heavily involved in the investigation all those years back, but no trace could be found of the missing girl. As the case gains public attention once more, news blogger Emma Ramm is intrigued by the unsolved mystery. Blix and Ramm both set out to penetrate the smoke screen that’s been put up to cover the truth behind Patricia’s abduction.

Smoke Screen is the second installment in Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s bestselling Blix & Ramm series.

The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

Jo Nesbø’s just published Knife grabs two No. 1 spots on the weekly bestseller lists of week 23. The novel comes in first both in hardcover and in e-book. The paperback list’s No. 1 placement goes to Jørn Lier Horst’s The Innermost Room. Jørn Lier Horst also appears together with Hans Jørgen Sandnes on the hardcover list, where their latest activity books for children, The Search for the Magician’s Tome, is No. 5.

Lars Kepler meanwhile appears at No. 2 on the paperback list with Lazarus. Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth follows not far behind at No. 4.

The last list, the one for nonfiction, sees Hedvig Montgomery’s The Kindergarten Age climb again, ending up at No. 4 this time.

Fredrik Backman No. 4 in Sweden

Fredrik Backman’s Anxious People continues to feature on the Swedish bestseller lists. The stand-alone novel comes in at No. 4 on the e-book list for week 23.

‘Knife’ No. 1 in Russia

Jo Nesbø’s Knife, published by Inostranka in Russia, is No. 1 on Moscow Books’ bestseller list. Moscow Books is one of the leading book shops and retailers in Russia.

‘Knife’ No. 1 in Denmark

The official Danish bestseller list for the first week of June is in and Jo Nesbø’s Knife, published by Modtryk on June 6th, went straight to No. 1 on the list for hardcover fiction.

‘Knife’ No. 1 in Slovakia

Jo Nesbø’s new Harry Hole novel, Knife, was published by Ikar in Slovakia yesterday and went straight to No. 1 on the Slovak bestseller list.

Fredrik Backman on the Swedish bestseller lists

Week 22’s (May 27th - June 2nd) Swedish bestseller lists has Fredrik Backman’s Anxious People climbing in ebook, bouncing back up to No. 3 this week, and coming in at No. 4 in audio.

The May bestseller lists in Sweden

The official May bestseller lists see Fredrik Backman appear at No. 3 in Hardcover with Anxious People. The novel is also No. 3 on the ebook list, and No. 5 on the audio one. Backman is joined by Lundell, whose Weekdays 2 is No. 5 on the hardcover list and No. 4 in ebook.

Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger No. 1 in Norway

Death Deserved, the first installment in Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s Blix & Ramm series, is No. 1 on the official Norwegian paperback bestseller list also this week.

Avicii’s posthumous album ‘Tim’ released today

Today is the worldwide release date of the album that Tim “Avicii” Bergling was working on before he passed away. The posthumous album, Tim, is a 12-track collection of new music, including collaborations with Chris Martin, Imagine Dragons and Aloe Blacc among others.

All profits from sales of the album will go towards the Tim Bergling Foundation.

Click here to listen to the full album on Spotify.

‘Knife’ published in Norway

Harry Hole is not in a good place. Rakel – the only woman he’s ever loved – has ended it with him, permanently. He’s been given a chance for a new start with the Oslo Police but it’s in the cold case office, when what he really wants is to be investigating cases he suspects have ties to Svein Finne, the serial rapist and murderer who Harry helped put behind bars. And now, Finne is free after a decade-plus in prison – free, and Harry is certain, unreformed and ready to take up where he left off.

But things will get worse. When Harry wakes up the morning after a drunken blackout, with blood on his hands, it’s only the very beginning of what will be a waking nightmare the likes of which even he could never have imagined.

Knife is the twelfth installment in the Harry Hole series.

‘For the Missing’ No. 9 on German bestseller list

Lina Bengtsdotter’s For the Missing is No. 9 on this week’s Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for paperbacks.

Katrine Engberg shortlisted for the Martha Award

Katrine Engberg has been shortlisted for the Martha Award by Denmark’s largest book retailer Bog & idé. The Martha Award is an extraordinary author award since it honors Bog & idé and the Danish readers’ favorite author. Previous winners include Jussi Adler-Olsen, J.K. Rowling and Stephen King. The winner will be announced later this year.