‘Us Against You’ in the final round for the Goodreads Choice Awards 2018
Fredrik Backman’s Us Against You has made it into the final round of voting in the Goodreads Choice Awards. The Goodreads Choice Awards are the only major book awards decided by its readers. The final round takes place November 13 to November 26, and the winner will be announced December 4.
CBS All Access orders Anders Weidemann’s true crime series ‘Interrogation’
CBS All Access has announced a straight-to-series order for Interrogation, an original true crime series wherein the viewer becomes the detective. The creators of the series, Anders Weidemann and John Mankiewicz (House of Cards, Bosch), will serve as executive producers alongside Fabrik Entertainment’s Henrik Bastin and Melissa Aouate.
Interrogation is based on the true story of a young man charged with and convicted of the brutal murder of his mother. Each episode of the series is structured around an interrogation from the actual police case files. The first nine episodes of the series will be able to be viewed in any order, allowing the audience to choose their own line of inquiry as they immerse themselves in the case. The season finale will be released at a later date.
“This non-linear approach to storytelling is that much closer to how real detectives work, carving a path through the evidence in search of the truth,” says Weidemann, who is making his mark on television history not only with this new format, but as the first Swedish screenwriter to write and produce an American TV series based on his own original idea.
‘Us Against You’ on Amazon’s ‘Best books of the year so far’ list
Fredrik Backman’s Us Against You is one of the top ten titles on Amazon’s “Best books of the year so far” list for literature & fiction.
The annual “Best books of the year so far” list is one that Amazon’s team has put together by scouring reviews, book news, and their own Best Books of the Month lists. Readers’ recommendations and gift statistics are also taken into account before the finalist titles (all published between January and June) are selected through a vote by the Amazon team.
The feature films Hunters and Hunters 2 (1996, 2002), about the policeman Erik Bäckström, have become modern Swedish classics. The new TV-series of the same title will return to the universe of the films and premieres on C More November 14th. It will be broadcasted on the Swedish network TV4 next year.
In Hunters, the headstrong policeman Erik Bäckström, once again portrayed by Rolf Lassgård, leaves Stockholm behind to return to his hometown in the north of Sweden – this time for good. The six-episode series is written by Björn Carlström and Stefan Thunberg and directed by Jens Jonsson.
The much-awaited series has already received wonderful reviews in Swedish press, with newspaper Expressen calling it “Grandiose, modern and exciting.” Norrländska Socialdemokraten’s review is equally positive: “It’s stylish. It’s thrilling. It’s believable. It feels fresh.”
Hunters is produced by Harmonica Films and SF Studios in co-production with C More/TV4 and Filmpool Nord.
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Lars Kepler, Liza Marklund and Kristina Ohlsson on the Finnish bestseller list
The official Finnish bestseller lists for the month of October have been released and Lars Kepler’s Lazarus goes straight to No. 1 on the list for translated hardcover fiction. Liza Marklund’s Black Pearl Farm enters at No. 3 on the same list and Kristina Ohlsson’s The Flood is No. 3 on the paperback list.
The SKAM books are the original scripts of the worldwide hit web drama series of the same name, just as they were written.
Each SKAM book contains one of the four seasons that aired between 2015 and 2017. The scripts have never recorded scenes, lines that were later cut, newly written prologues and epilogues, and Julie Andem’s own comments and unique mind maps.
SKAM Season 3: Isak is the story of Isak Valtersen and his burgeoning relationship with Even Bech Næsheim. At the start of his season, Isak is still in denial that he’s gay, but the advances of a female student and his own feelings for Even finally result in his coming out. The process is made more painful by the fear of isolation at school. Isak is also exposed to the issue of mental illness among youths; Even’s instability might be the signs of bipolar disorder. In Isak’s season, the issues at the forefront are love, sexual identity, authenticity, mental illness, religion and friendship.
The SKAM books are the ultimate key to the universe that absorbed an entire generation of viewers. Get ready to get to know Eva, Noora, Isak and Sana like never before.
‘Modus 2’ nominated for Best Returning Drama Series
Modus 2 has been announced as one of the finalists in C21’s International Drama Awards, which are voted for by the world’s leading scripted commissioners and buyers. Modus 2 is joined in the category ‘Best Returning Drama Series’ by The Handmaid’s Tale, Stranger things and Ozark, among others.
The hit TV series, one of the most successful Scandinavian series to have aired on BBC, is written by the acclaimed screenwriting duo Mai Brostrøm and Peter Thorsboe. Lisa Siwe is the concept director for the second season and Miso Film is the production company behind the praised crime series, which is based on Anne Holt’s Inger Johanne Vik series.
The winners will be announced at the International Drama Awards ceremony on November 28 as part of Content London 2018.
The official Swedish bestseller lists for the month of October are out, and Lars Kepler’s Lazarus takes home three No. 1 spots in the categories hardcover, audio and e-books. Jonas Gardell’s In Memory of an Unconditional Love claims the No. 5 position on the hardcover list, and Anders de la Motte comes in at No. 5 in the audio category with Dead of Winter. Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman is No. 3 on the paperback list and No. 5 on the e-book one.
Lars Kepler and Jørn Lier Horst top the Norwegian bestseller lists
Lars Kepler’s Lazarus continues to feature at the top of the Norwegian bestseller lists, this week coming in at No. 1 on the e-book list and No. 2 on the hardcover one. Jørn Lier Horst’s The Innermost Room comes in just after on the e-book list, at No. 2.
Lars Kepler, Hjorth & Rosenfeldt, Niklas Natt och Dag and Anders de la Motte on the Swedish bestseller lists
Lars Kepler doesn’t budge from the top of the Swedish bestseller lists, coming in at No. 1 yet again with Lazarus. The novel is No. 1 in three categories also this week: hardcover, audio and e-books. Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s just published A Higher Justice likewise claims multiple placements on the lists, coming in at No. 2 in hardcover and e-books. Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman meanwhile climbs a spot to No. 2 on the paperback list. Anders de la Motte’s third stand-alone novel in the Skåne Quartet, Dead of Winter, comes in at No. 4 on the e-book list.
A doll is caught in the net of a fishing boat. It’s covered in barnacles and worms after years in the ocean, but a woman onboard takes it home at the request of her young daughter. This simple act of kindness sets into motion a series of fateful events, and five years later, skeletonized remains emerge from the ocean’s depths. Identifying the skeleton proves harder than initially thought: In a country where everyone knows their neighbor, an unknown missing person is an impossibility. As the mystery of the unidentified body deepens, Huldar dives into an investigation of a homeless drug addict’s murder, and Freyja investigates a suspected case of child abuse at a foster care home. The cases are linked through a single, missing witness: The young girl that wanted the doll all those years ago.
The Doll is the fifth installment in Yrsa Sigurdardóttir’s series about the psychologist Freyja and the police officer Huldar.
‘Us Against You’ in the semifinals for the Goodreads Choice Awards 2018
Fredrik Backman’s Us Against You has made it into the semifinals for the Goodreads Choice Awards. The Goodreads Choice Awards are the only major book awards decided by its readers. The semifinal round takes place November 6 to November 11, and the winner will be announced December 4.
Lars Kepler, Anders de la Motte and Niklas Natt och Dag on the Swedish bestseller lists
Lars Kepler and Anders de la Motte both score hat-tricks on the Swedish bestseller lists this week. Lars Kepler does so by claiming the No. 1 spot on the hardcover, audio and e-book lists with the seventh Joona Linna novel, Lazarus. Anders de la Motte rakes home three No. 4 placements on the same lists with his Dead of Winter. On the paperback list, Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman stays put at No. 3.
Lars Kepler, Jørn Lier Horst and Stefan Ahnhem on the Norwegian bestseller lists
Lars Kepler’s just published Lazarus claims two of the top spots on the official weekly betseller lists in Norway. The novel comes in at No. 1 on the e-book list, and No. 2 in the hardcover category. Jørn Lier Horst’s long-running bestseller The Innermost Room comes in just after on the e-book list, claiming the No. 2 spot. Finally, at No. 3, is Stefan Ahnhem’s just published Motive X.
Karin Fahlén has more than 30 years of experience in film, TV, radio and theatre. When she took her place in the director’s chair she did so to immediate acclaim, swiftly gaining recognition for the great ease with which she moves between drama, crime and comedy.
Karin Fahlén is the director of the acclaimed Stockholm Stories (2013), the box office success All Inclusive (2017) and this year’s major crime series production from CMore/TV4: STHLM Requiem. The stylish and hair-raising series, based on Kristina Ohlsson’s novels, premiered on October 3.
Psychological profiler Sebastian Bergman has come to terms with the thought that his days at the Criminal Investigation Department are over, and has returned to giving lectures and writing books. The only person from the team he has sporadic contact with is Ursula. He hasn’t heard from his daughter Vanja in four months.
Vanja is not at the Criminal Investigation Department anymore either; she’s found a temporary job as a criminal investigator in Uppsala. Since last month she is investigating a series of rapes, where the offender sneaks up behind his victims, anesthetizes them with a syringe, and places a bag over their heads before committing the assault.
When one of the victims dies, the Criminal Investigation Department is called in – and soon also Sebastian Bergman.
Reunited, the team must set aside their personal problems and conflicts to catch the brutal rapist that continues to cause fear in Uppsala. Eventually, they find clues that indicate that the victims are not randomly selected.
But what is the connection between them? And why do so many people seem to not want the perpetrator to be revealed?
A Higher Justice is the sixth installment in the internationally bestselling series about Sebastian Bergman.
‘Us Against You’ nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards 2018
Us Against You has been nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award 2018 in the ‘Best Fiction’ category.
The Goodreads Choice Awards are the only major US book awards decided by readers. The nominated authors and titles have been chosen through a process in which the Goodread team collected the statistics of all the added, rated and reviewed books from the past year. The winners will be announced on December 4.
Click “Read more” below to see the list of nominees and cast your vote.