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‘Little Siberia’ chosen as The Times’ Book of the Month

Antti Tuomainen’s skillfully executed crime novel Little Siberia has been chosen by The Times as Book of the Month. The Times praises Tuomainen, calling him “Scandinavia’s answer to Carl Hiaasen.”

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1794 comes in at No. 1 in both hardcover and e-book also this week, additionally grabbing the No. 3 spot on the audio list. Natt och Dag’s first novel, The Wolf and the Watchman, is No. 3 in paperback, and No. 5 in e-book.

Stefan Ahnhem’s X Ways to Die nabs multiple spots on the lists as well, coming in at No. 3 in hardcover and in e-book. Lars Kepler meanwhile grabs the No. 1 spot on the paperback list with Lazarus.

‘Wisting’ acquired by BBC

Wisting, co-starring The Matrix and Jessica Jones’ Carrie-Anne Moss, has been acquired by BBC Four in the UK. The Norwegian hit series is based on the best-selling novels The Caveman and The Hunting Dogs by Jørn Lier Horst, and co-created and written by director Trygve Allister Diesen and Kathrine Valen Zeiner.

Wisting has already been a tremendous success in the Nordic countries, and we have no doubt that BBC viewers will be equally engaged by such a likeable, emotionally complex lead character, and a compelling plot full of twists and turns.”
-Sue Deeks, head of BBC program acquisition.

To read more about the acquisition in Variety, click “Read more” below.

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The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

The official Norwegian bestseller lists for week 40 see Jørn Lier Horst grab two No. 2 positions with Ill Will, the third Cold Case Quartet title. He comes in at No. 2 in hardcover, and in e-book.

Horst also features at No. 4 in hardcover together with illustrator Hans Jørgen Sandnes. Their newly published Operation Radius, the sixteenth book in the Detective Agency No. 2 series, follows in its prequels’ steps in becoming an instant bestseller.

The September bestseller list in Sweden

The Swedish bestseller lists for the month of September see Lars Kepler dominate the paperback list, coming in at No. 1 with Lazarus. The just published second novel by Niklas Natt och Dag, 1794, debuts on the monthly lists by claiming two No. 3 spots, one the hardcover list, one on the audio list. The novel also features at No. 4 in e-book. Jørn Lier Horst meanwhile grabs the No. 5 spot with The Cabin.

Sofi Oksanen No. 1 in Finland

The official Finnish bestseller list for the month of September sees Sofi Oksanen’s The Dog Park shoot straight to the top spot. The just published novel comes in as No. 1 in fiction.

New Author - Markus Torgeby

Markus Torgeby (b.1976) is a Swedish marathon and ultrarunner who at age 20 decided to trade urban life for a hut in the forests of Jämtland, northern Sweden. The ensuing four years of living as a hermit inspired his bestselling non-fiction phenomenon The Runner along with the newly published wilderness handbook Under the Open Skies: A Practical Guide to Living Close to Nature. A frequent lecturer at various organizations and companies, Torgeby nowadays lives with his wife and three children near his old forest abode.

‘When the Dinosaurs Were Little’ published in Denmark

In When the Dinosaurs Were Little, Kaspar Colling Nielsen returns to the narrative which made him a star on the literary sky. The universe in his stories is as multi-layered and transmutable as ever, giving the reader insight into a spectrum of topics stretching from that of the origins of dinosaurs, to the significance of surveillance drones on individuals.

In this collection of short stories, Colling Nielsen guides us through the history of the world – everything that we thought that we knew, and everything that we do not. For example: that a girl’s genitals can talk, eat cheese doodles, and turn pretty aggressive. Or, that a plumber might have good use of his experiences from a past life as a native American when repairing a locomotive. Or, that the instinct for violence can be ignited even in the most peaceful family father on a summer day. In these tales, there exist no limits for how an identity can be molded; all transformations are possible, and both heaven and hell are within reach.

‘William Wenton and the Chaos Paralyzer’ published in Norway

Something is amiss at the Center for Misinformation. The new guard-bots have taken over. William sees no recourse but to flee, bringing the code pyramid – the only thing that can stop Abraham Talley – with him. But London’s streets are full of perils, the guard-bots are close behind, and he can practically feel Abraham Talley breathing down his neck. William will need the help of old friends and new enemies in order to keep the pyramid safe. But will he succeed before it’s too late?

William Wenton and the Chaos Paralyzer is the fifth book in the William Wenton series. In this installment, old secrets will be revealed and friendships tested as the fight against the evil luridium grows ever fiercer.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1794 claims multiple No. 1 spots on the official Swedish bestseller lists also this week, coming in at the top of both the hardcover list and the e-book one. The novel is also No. 4 in audio. The Wolf and the Watchman, the prequel to 1794, returns to the lists as well, coming in at No. 4 in paperback, and in e-book. Lars Kepler’s Lazarus, the seventh Joona Linna title, features at the No. 1 spot on the paperback list.

‘X Ways to Die’ published in Sweden

Night is about to fall as an inflatable boat sets out from the docks of Råå harbor. Onboard is a man with a sword strapped to his back. His mission has been determined by the dice: One person has to die. Who, he does not yet know.

For weeks the Helsingborg police department has been occupied by multiple parallel, complex investigations. Finally, they believe them to be solved. But when a new murder victim is discovered, the police must face the realization that everything they thought they knew, is wrong.

X Ways to Die, the fifth novel in the hit series about Fabian Risk, picks up just seconds after the end of Motive X. Stefan Ahnhem builds on his powerful crime epos and the ever-expanding universe created around Risk and his colleagues in Öresund as the reader is invited to join the final hunt for the man with the dice.

The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

Jørn Lier Horst continues to feature at the top of the official weekly bestseller lists in Norway. Ill Will, the third installment in the Cold Case Quartet, is No. 1 in hardcover and in e-books also this week. Anne Holt’s A Necessary Death stays put on the e-book list as well, coming in at No. 4.

New titles: The Explorers’ Club series

The lauded and internationally beloved children’s book author Bobbie Peers’ is now finally available to readers aged 6-9! His new easy-to-read Explorers’ Club series is a topsy-turvy ride through a fantastical new world full of humor, adventure and quirky inventions.

Book 1: The Explorers’ Club and the Marshmallow Machine

Having put the final touches to her latest invention – a globe full of fun devices – Ella finds herself suddenly sucked into the world inside the globe. As she’s falling through the sky she’s saved by Felix, an airship captain and professional “discoverer.” Felix recruits Ella for his latest mission: To find out why the all-important Marshmallow Machine has stopped working. But standing in their way are the Piranha Pirates: armed, dangerous, and very hungry for the last remaining marshmallows.

Book 2: The Explorers’ Club and the Turtle Cannon

Ella and Felix journey to the desert and to a stilt-borne city wedged among its sand dunes to discover why it has started raining turtles there. The Explorers’ Club soon discovers the robotic turtles to be part of the evil Piranha Pirates’ scheme to steal the city’s precious silver spiders. The spiders’ webs are used to make the inhabitants’ silver suits that can deflect the scorching sun, and the city will be at complete loss without them. The Club decides to lure the Piranha Pirates into a trap, but as part of that plan they first need to venture into the pirates’ terrifying fortress.

‘Operation Radius’ published in Norway

A new case for Detective Agency No. 2! And this time, it’s personal.

Oliver’s bike has been stolen, and soon more go missing. It is clear to Detective Agency No. 2 that professional bike thieves are afoot in Riverton. Luckily, Tiril, Oliver, and Ocho are there to make their lives difficult. They have found the circle within which the thieves are operating – now they just have to find the thieves themselves!

Operation Radius is the sixteenth installment in the Detective Agency No. 2 series.

Monika Fagerholm No. 1 on Dagens Nyheter’s and Svenska Dagbladet’s critics’ lists

Monika Fagerholm’s Who Killed Bambi? is No.1 on Dagens Nyheter’s and Svenska Dagbladet’s prestigious critics’ lists this week. Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet are Sweden’s two biggest and most influential daily newspapers.

‘Knock Knock’ sold to 20 territories

Anders Roslund's Knock Knock has now been sold to 20 territories! Roslund's bone-chilling crime novel is a tale of revenge and treachery, and sees the iconic duo Grens and Hoffman reunite as the world trembles during three explosive days.

Stina Jackson winner of the Book of the Year Award

It was just announced that Stina Jackson’s The Silver Road is the winner of the 2019 Book of the Year Award, presented by Bonnier’s Book Clubs. The announcement was made today, on the second day of the Gothenburg Book Fair.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Niklas Natt och Dag’s just published 1794 goes straight to No. 1 on both the official Swedish bestseller list for hardcovers and for e-books. The novel is also No. 2 in audio. Lars Kepler’s long-running bestseller Lazarus meanwhile claims the No. 1 spot on the paperback list. Jørn Lier Horst’s The Cabin is No. 5 in e-books.