The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

The official lists for week 12 see Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger once again appear at No. 1 on the paperback list with Smoke Screen. Katrine Engberg claims another top spot, debuting at No. 1 on the e-book list with The Tenant. Thomas Enger’s YA novel City At The End: Widowton, also new on the list, comes in right behind at No. 2. Operation Trickster by Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes stays put at No. 4 on the hardcover list, where Anders de la Motte’s Rites of Spring debuts at No. 6. Rites of Spring will be published in its home country Sweden on March 30.

Arne Dahl No. 4 in Germany

Arne Dahl’s Friheten claims this week’s No. 4 spot on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for trade paperbacks. The Swedish edition of the novel will be published in late April.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Katrine Engberg’s The Tenant is yet again No. 1 on the official Swedish bestseller list for paperbacks, coming in at the top for the fourth week in a row. The hardcover list meanwhile sees Jonas Bonnier land a No. 3 placement with The Day of the Lord, and Niklas Natt och Dag appear at No. 4 with 1794. Natt och Dag’s debut title, The Wolf and the Watchman, comes in at No. 4 on the audio list. It is closely followed by Anne Holt’s A Grave For Two, which is No. 5 in audio as well as e-books. The No. 4 spot on the e-book list goes to Anders Roslund and Knock Knock.

Erik Axl Sund No. 5 in Germany

Porcelain Dolls, the latest title from Erik Axl Sund, rockets to No. 5 on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for trade paperbacks in Germany.

‘Carpe Fucking Diem!’ to premiere April 2

In the Finnish comedy series Carpe Fucking Diem! we meet two women in their thirties, Karla (Lotta Kaihua) and Miina (Ella Lahdenmäki). They move in together and write a to do-list for a gap year: form a rock band, say what you think, do drugs, don't fall in love, grow spiritually, save the world and have sex.

Carpe Fucking Diem! is written by Kirsikka Saari and Jenni Toivoniemi, directed by Kirsikka Saari and Selma Vilhunen.

Carpe Fucking Diem! will premiere April 2 on C More Finland.

Stefan Ahnhem and Arne Dahl on the Danish bestseller lists

Stefan Ahnhem’s X Ways to Die, the fifth installment in the Fabian Risk series, comes in at No. 3 on retailer Arnold Busck’s bestseller list for crime fiction this week. Arne Dahl’s Friheten, the fourth installment in the Berger & Blom series, comes in at No. 2 on retailer Saxo’s audiobook list, and at No. 4 on their e-book list this week.

‘Rebecka Martinsson’ season 2 to premiere in April

In the upcoming season, Rebecka Martinsson has moved into her grandmother’s house in Kurravaara, where she now works as a prosecutor. The relocation to her childhood home forces Rebecka to face her past. What really happened to her as a child, when she decided to leave her father and move in with her grandmother? While Rebecka wrestles with her past, we get to follow her as she heedlessly throws herself into case after case.

Season 2 is written by Karin Arrhenius and Oskar Söderlund, freely based on Åsa Larssons’s novels, and directed by Fredrik Edfeldt and Andrea Östlund.

The crime drama series will premiere April 27 on C More and May 6 on TV4.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Katrine Engberg's The Tenant continues to reign the paperback list, claiming the No. 1 spot also this week. Niklas Natt och Dag's debut novel The Wolf and the Watchman nabs the No. 5 spot on the same list, while the hardcover list sees Natt och Dag's succeeding novel 1794 in the No. 4 position. The hardcover list also features Jonas Bonnier's The Day of the Lord, which comes in at No. 5.

Anders Roslund meanwhile is No. 2 on the e-book list with his crime fiction novel Knock Knock, accompanied by Anne Holt's A Grave For Two at No. 3 and Natt och Dag's The Wolf and the Watchman at No. 4.

Arne Dahl No. 3 in Germany

Germany became the very first country to publish Swedish author Arne Dahl's fourth installment in the Berger & Blom series last week. Friheten, as is the novel's Swedish title, claims this week's No. 3 spot on Der Spiegel's bestseller list for paperbacks.

The Swedish edition of the novel will be published in late April.

Photo: Kiefer Lee

Ludvig Lundström joins Salomonsson Agency

Screenwriter Ludvig Lundström is an up-and-coming talent with an unusual amount of experience to his name. Despite his young age, Lundström has already worked with numerous Swedish production companies, developed his own original ideas, and worked as storyline and episodic writer. He is especially drawn to suspenseful and psychological dramas depicting moral taboos from the anti-hero’s perspective, with an element of dark humor.

Lundström started writing and creating his original ideas while still in law school. His work soon caught the eyes of production companies and he decided to pursue his true passion and become a full-time writer. In 2018-2019 Lundström studied screenwriting at the renowned Alma Löv Script Academy.

Lundström recently worked on the hit TV show Black Lake, and currently has several projects in-development, including a feature film together with director Mani Maserrat and a TV series for Meter and Viaplay.

Kleerup returns with the new album ‘2’

The multi-talented Swedish producer and artist Kleerup is back. Today is the release date of his new album, 2, which might well be his most “Kleerup” sounding album yet.

2 includes hitherto unreleased 10-year-old nuggets from the Kleerup archives as well as brand new material such as collaborations with artists like Yumi Zouma, Freddie Wadling and Ana Diaz. On 2, Kleerup has also invited and worked with top producers Mr. Tophat (Robyn) and Joacim Persson (Lady Gaga, John Legend), polishing and further cultivating Kleerup’s ceaseless creativity.

12 years have passed since Kleerup’s self-titled debut album Kleerup saw the light of day. Its lead single With Every Heartbeat feat. Robyn catapulted him into the mainstream after reaching No. 1 on the UK singles charts, and has since become a modern classic.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

Katrine Engberg continues to top the paperback bestseller list in Sweden, coming in at No. 1 with The Tenant for the second week in a row. Niklas Natt och Dag repeats his top placement also, featuring at No. 1 on the hardcover list with 1794. Anders Roslund grabs the last No. 1 placement in this roundup, coming in first on the e-book list with Knock Knock. Anne Holt’s A Grave For Two is not far behind at No. 3.

The February bestseller list in Sweden

Niklas Natt och Dag and Jo Nesbø each grab a No. 1 placement of the official bestseller list for the month of February. Natt och Dag’s 1794 is the most sold Hardcover in Sweden, while Nesbø’s Knife is the most sold paperback. Katrine Engberg also features on the paperback list, where her The Tenant is No. 5.

The weekly Norwegian bestseller lists

Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger dominate the paperback bestseller list for week 9 in Norway, grabbing the No. 1 spot with Smoke Screen. The crime fiction title is the second installment in the author duo’s Blix & Ramm series.

‘We Are Five’ awarded the Norwegian Critics Prize

During today’s award ceremony at the House of Literature in Oslo, it was announced that Faldbakken’s We Are Five is the recipient of the 2019 Norwegian Critics Prize for Literature. The jury's motivation is as follows:

“This year’s winner has since his first publication continued to distinguish himself as a particularly uncompromising and unpredictable author, who in a unique way succeeds in mirroring our times. The exploration of how transcendence is closely linked to the power of creativity and identity is a frequently recurring theme in his authorship. In his latest novel, this is merged into in a story that captivates from the very first page, and continues to transform as the story progresses. /.../ In this year’s winning novel, We Are Five, the aggressive, extreme and arbitrary have been replaced with playfulness with a capital P. The novel is full of richness. The satire is still edgy, but the mocking gaze has been replaced with an honed humor. The characters have a warmth to them, and the narrative a great momentum. /…/ With his supreme sense of pop-cultural and historical literary references, Faldbakken has crafted a novel that constantly remolds itself: from kitchen sink realism and adventures, to Frankenstein’s, no sorry, Blystad’s monster.”

Jo Nesbø shortlisted for the Riverton Prize

The shortlist for the 2019 Riverton Prize has just been announced in Norway, and Jo Nesbø’s twelfth Harry Hole installment, Knife, is one of the five novels nominated for the prestigious crime writing award that is annually given to the best Norwegian crime story. Nesbø has been the recipient of this award previously, in 1997, for the first novel in the Harry Hole series, The Bat.
The winner will be announced on March 26.

‘The Wolf and the Watchman’ No. 4 in Spain

For the sixth consecutive week, Niklas Natt och Dag features on the official Spanish bestseller list. His acclaimed debut novel The Wolf and the Watchman places at No. 4.