Øystein Karlsen’s ’Exit’ season 2 nominated for seven Norwegian Emmy’s

It has just been announced that the second season of Exit is nominated in no less than seven categories for this year’s Norwegian Emmy Awards; ‘Best Drama’, ‘Best Director (drama)’, ‘Best Actor/Actress in a leading role’ (Agnes Kittelsen), ‘Best Cinematography’, ‘Best Production Design’, ‘Best Makeup’ and ‘The Audience Award’.

With that, the series that Øystein Karlsen has written and directed have all together received a staggering 43 Norwegian Emmy nominations in 11 years and has won 12 so far.

Jørn Lier Horst No. 6 in Germany

A Question of Guilt, the final installment in Jørn Lier Horst’s lauded Cold Case Quartet, debuts on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for trade paperbacks this week, going straight to No. 6.

Katrine Engberg No. 1 in Norway

The Norwegian paperback bestseller list of week 14 sees Katrine Engberg land the No. 1 spot with her internationally bestselling debut, The Tenant.

Fredrik Backman and Jo Nesbø nominated for CWA Crime Fiction in Translation Dagger

Fredrik Backman’s Anxious People and Jo Nesbø’s The Kingdom have been longlisted for the prestigious 2021 CWA Crime Fiction in Translation Dagger Award in the UK. The shortlist will be announced on May 20, and the winner on July 1.

‘The Jealousy Man and Other Stories’ published in Norway

A Greek police detective has become an expert on jealousy thanks to some hard-earned lessons from his private life. When a German tourist is reported missing on the island of Kalymnos, he is the one they send for. Far away, in another country, a taxi driver finds his wife’s earring in a car belonging to the company owner. How did it end up there? And high above, a woman is sitting in a plane headed to London, about to end her own life in the wake of her husband’s affair with her best friend. But who is the man sitting next to her?

The Jealousy Man and Other Stories is a collection of stories revolving around humanity’s most powerful emotions. In classic Nesbø style, we watch as the potentially fatal outcomes of jealousy, desire, and infidelity play out.

Jørn Lier Horst No. 4 in Iceland

The Katharina Code, the first installment in Jørn Lier Horst’s Cold Case Quartet, is No. 4 on the official bestseller list for the month of March in Iceland.

Lars Kepler No. 1 in Norway

Lars Kepler’s The Mirror Man, the eighth novel about Joona Linna, is No. 1 also this week on Norway’s official bestseller list for paperbacks.

‘Anxious People’ selected best audiobook by the Washington Post

Fredrik Backman’s bestseller Anxious People is one of the Washington Post’s top 10 audiobook picks of 2020, as voted by the US daily newspaper’s Book Club members.

‘Like a Feather in the Wind’ published in Sweden

Sometimes, a single day can hold a whole life.

The 12th of August 2019, Viola receives an unexpected call from Lilly, the girl next door who was once her best friend. Now they’re both in their eighties and Lilly is on her deathbed. Life separated them in their youth, but they never stopped missing each other.

Sofia Lundberg’s heart-warming and wrenching novel, Like a Feather in the Wind, chronicles Viola’s and Lilly’s lives by visiting them on the same, significant date, from the 1950s to the present. When Viola and her daughters rush to Paris to see Lilly one last time, the question that’s haunted Viola for all those years is finally answered.

Like a Feather in the Wind is a tale of undying friendship, love and jazz. It is Sofia Lundberg’s fourth novel.