The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Niklas Natt och Dag’s long-running bestseller 1794 lands the No. 1 spot on the hardcover bestseller list for week 48.

Photo: Kiefer Lee

New single from Kleerup

Today Kleerup releases a new single featuring the Swedish duo Rebecca & Fiona. The single, titled I Need Love, is the second one from the forthcoming album 2, due for release in February 2020. The album will include collaborations with both Swedish and international artists and will be Kleerup’s first solo in over 10 years.

Earlier this year Kleerup released his first new single from the album, with vocals from the UK band AlunaGeorge.

The November bestseller lists in Sweden

The official Swedish bestseller lists for November see Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1794 appear at No. 3 in hardcover, and No. 5 in e-book. Anders de la Motte’s Dead of Winter claims the No. 3 spot on the paperback list.

The November bestseller list for children’s fiction in Norway

Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes are the undefeated champions of the official bestseller list for children’s fiction in Norway, claiming the top spot also on the latest monthly list. The No. 1 title of November is their latest Christmas short story, The Search for the Snowflake, featuring another adventure with the Detective Agency No. 2 duo Tiril and Oliver. Operation Radius, the sixteenth installment in the Detective Agency series, meanwhile lands the No. 2 spot on the list.

‘The Fallout’ No. 3 in Iceland

The Fallout, Yrsa Sigurdardóttir’s sixth novel about Freyja & Huldar, is No. 3 on the official Icelandic bestseller list this month.

‘Stray Bullets’ shortlisted for the Great Audiobook Award - Mofibo Awards

Katrine Engberg’s thrilling novel Stray Bullets is nominated for the Great Audiobook Award - Mofibo Awards in the category ‘Best Crime and Suspense’. Mofibo Awards is the first ever audiobook award in Denmark. The winners will be presented on February 26, 2020. To vote, click “Read more” below.

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‘The Dog Park’ sold to 20 territories

Sofi Oksanen’s The Dog Park has now been sold to 20 territories!

In Sofi Oksanen’s The Dog Park, modern-day Helsinki intertwines with the past of Ukraine’s post-Soviet independence. The corruption of the East meets and feeds the greed of the West, and at this intersection stand two women. Their story of loyalty, love and broken trust play out against a backdrop of power struggles – between influential families, and between the sexes as the lifegiving ability of the female body becomes a lucrative commodity.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

This week, Anders de la Motte’s Dead of Winter celebrates its fourth consecutive week at No. 1 on the official Swedish paperback bestseller list. Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1794 makes a repeat showing as well, coming in at No. 5 in hardcover also this week, and climbing the e-book list to No. 3.

The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

Stefan Ahnhem and Jørn Lier Horst continue to feature on the official Norwegian bestseller lists. They each grab a spot on week 46’s e-book list, Ahnhem’s X Ways to Die coming in at No. 4, and Horst’s Ill Will at No. 5.

‘We Are Five’ shortlisted for the Norwegian Radio’s Literary Award

Matias Faldbakken’s We Are Five has been shortlisted for one of the most prestigious literary awards in Norway, the Norwegian Radio’s Literary Award. The prize is awarded by NRK and the winner will be announced in February, 2020.
Previous winners include Linn Ullmann and Karl Ove Knausgård.

We Are Five has already been lauded by NRK in a recent review:

We Are Five can be read straight off as an entertaining, gruesome and, a quarter in, grim story. It is also possible to reflect on how fragile the normality is, and how easy it is to go from an uncomplicated everyday-life into the completely uncontrollable. /…/ [Matias Faldbakken] is a master at slowly building the tension. /…/ The analytic [reader] will find pleasure in studying how seamlessly and elegantly the author moves between rural realism and familiar Norwegian family dynamics, into a set of completely different genres. It’s so good it hurts.”

‘The Scandalous’ shortlisted for the LovelyBooks Leserpreis

Simona Ahrnstedt’s gripping novel The Scandalous is nominated for Der Lovelybooks Leserpreis 2019 in the category ‘Historical Novels’. The award is the biggest readers’ choice book award in the German speaking world and is awarded to the readers’ favorite author of the past 12 months.

The voting will close on 26th of November. To vote, click “Read more” below.

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‘To Plant a Flag’ winner of the Grand Prix at Brest European Short Film Festival

Bobbie Peers’ short film To Plant a Flag, starring Jake Johnson and Jason Schwartzman, is the winner of the prestigious Grand Prix at Brest European Short Film Festival. The festival showcases the creativity and dynamism of European filmmaking and is known as one of the two top short film festivals in France.

Temple & Young releases first album

Today marks the release date of Temple & Young’s first album, the self-titled Temple & Young. The duo behind the music is Andreas Kleerup – previously known for collaborations with Robyn, Neneh Cherry, Lykke Li, Teddybears and more – and bass player/producer Andreas Unge, recently returned from Africa where he worked with names like Oumou Sangaré, Salif Keita, Cheikh Lô, Youssou N’Dour and others.

Available on all platforms today, Temple & Young is timeless, hypnotic and mind-expanding space travel in musical form.

‘Knock Knock’ sold to 25 territories

Anders Roslund’s bone-chilling Knock Knock has now been sold to 25 territories! The lauded crime novel sees the iconic duo Grens and Hoffman reunite as the world trembles during three explosive days.

‘We Are Five’ shortlisted for The Young Critics’ Award

The newly published We Are Five by Matias Faldbakken has been shortlisted for the 2020 Young Critics’ Award in Norway.

The jury says:

“As with his previous novel The Hills, there is a brilliance to We Are Five. The story of the rural family father who unwittingly creates a lump of living clay in his workshop is both so effortlessly told and ingeniously thought out that it stands out tremendously among this year’s books. Here you will encounter a sci-fi version of the narrow small-town mindset, a fluent and unpretentious use of mythology, and a magical realism that feels completely natural and essential.”

The award ceremony will be held in Oslo on March 12, 2020.