Antti Tuomainen on the Guardian’s ‘Best Crime and Thriller Books of 2022’ list

Antti Tuomainen’s lauded The Moose Paradox is one of just two translated titles to feature on the Guardian’s list of best crime and thriller novels of 2022. The UK newspaper calls The Moose Paradox a “standout” as well as “delightfully funny.”

New Official trailer for ‘A Man Called Otto’

The second official trailer for A Man Called Otto, the Hollywood film adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s #1 New York Times Bestseller A Man Called Ove, has now been released.

The much-anticipated movie, directed by Marc Forster and starring Tom Hanks, will be in theatres everywhere from January 13.

‘Icebreaker’ No. 1 in Sweden

Kristina Ohlsson’s Icebreaker stays at No. 1 on the official Swedish bestseller list for paperbacks.

Ia Genberg shortlisted for Svenska Dagbladet’s Literature Prize

Ia Genberg’s The Details is nominated for the prestigious Svenska Dagbladet’s Literature Prize 2022.

The prize was inaugurated in 1944 and is awarded to a promising Swedish author whose authorship is in strong development. Previous winners include writers such as Lina Wolff, Per Wahlöö and P O Enquist. 

10 Years of ‘A Man Called Ove’

When A Man Called Ove was published in 2012, no one could imagine that it 10 years later would be described as an international phenomenon. But the story about annoying neighbors and the importance of driving a Saab was a success everywhere, from Germany to South Korea, occupied the New York Times bestseller list for over a year, and has now sold more than 8 million copies globally. The Swedish movie adaptation was nominated for an Oscar, and an American version starring Tom Hanks is to premiere now in December 2022.

This special jubilee edition celebrates 10 years of Ove and offers the chance to enjoy the novel all over again. For the very first time, author Fredrik Backman shares the personal story of how it all started and the origins of the book. In its rich extra material, readers from all over the world give their perspective on Ove’s journey from an anonymous little neighborhood in Sweden, to Hollywood.

‘Killing Moon’ No. 5 in Germany

Jo Nesbø’s Killing Moon, just published by Ullstein in Germany, enters Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for hardcover fiction at No. 5.

‘The Winners’ shortlisted for the 2022 Goodreads Choice Award

Fredrik Backman’s The Winners has now progressed to the final round of voting for the 2022 Goodreads Choice Award in the category “Best Fiction.”

The Goodreads Choice Awards is the only major US book award decided by readers. In the coming months, readers will get to participate in three rounds of voting in each of the seventeen categories.

The final round will take place between November 29 and December 6, with the winner announced December 8.

‘Forget Me Not’ published in Iceland

A group of young professionals travel to the Westmann Islands off the coast of Iceland to attend the funeral of a woman that used to be part of their inner circle. The trip which was also supposed to function as a reunion, turns into a nightmare when the aftermath of a party they attended while at university and have tried to forget, hits them full force. Two bodies are found on a rocky beach close to the refurbished lighthouse keeper’s house that the group had stayed in and Iðunn, Týr and Karó are sent to provide the local police assistance.

Forget Me Not, the second installment of the Black Ice series, puts the spotlight on medical examiner Iðunn who grew up on the island and has ghosts of her own she would prefer to keep at bay, all the while having to focus on a complex investigation of murders that seem to make no sense at all.

Monika Fagerholm No.1 in Germany

Monika Fagerholm’s highly praised and award-winning novel Who Killed Bambi? claims the No.1 spot on the most prestigious critics list in Germany, SWR.