‘Førstegangstjenesten’ the winner of a Golden Screen Awards

Førstegangstjenesten, the popular NRK comedy series written by Rolf-Magne Golten Andersen together with co-writers Herman Flesvig and Marit Støre Valeur, was this weekend chosen as the winner of the Golden Screen award for ‘Best Comedy’ in Norway. The Golden Screen awards (Gullruten) is the Norwegian equivalent to the Emmys.

‘The Search for the Unicorn’ published in Norway

Tiril, Oliver and Ocho head to Moklehoma City in the US with grandpa Franz to investigate the claimed spotting of a real-life unicorn. Cowboys patrol the streets of the town, just like in the old Wild West. The President of the Natural History Society has promised a reward of a million dollar to whoever manages to capture the unicorn. But do unicorns even exist? This is undoubtedly a case for Detective Agency No. 2, who ride out on the prairie to get to the bottom of the mystery. But they’re not the only ones searching for this special animal… Along the way we get to take part in the solving of the mystery, just like in the other thrilling activity books from the Detective Agency No. 2 universe.  

The Search for Unicorn is the seventh activity book in Jørn Lier Horst and Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ Detective Agency No. 2 series.

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.

Ulf Lundell dominates the Swedish hardcover list

Ulf Lundell’s just published Weekdays 4 and Weekdays 5 each grab a spot on the official bestseller list for hardcovers in Sweden. Weekdays 4 comes in at No. 2, and Weekdays 5 follows right after at No. 3.

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.