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Lars Kepler, Jonas Gardell, Niklas Natt och Dag, Stina Jackson and Leif GW Persson among the most sold in Sweden 2018

The official Swedish bestseller lists for 2018 have just been released, and the undeniable champion of the past year is Lars Kepler with Lazarus. The seventh Joona Linna novel comes in at No. 1 in three categories: hardcover, audio, and e-book. Not far behind at No. 4 is Jonas Gardell’s lauded In Memory of an Unconditional Love, a unique portrait of a woman and a mother who lived her own truth.

Niklas Natt och Dag’s long-running international bestseller The Wolf and the Watchman is the second most sold paperback of the year, coming in at No. 2 also on the e-book list. The No. 5 spot on the paperback list goes to the new bestselling phenomenon Stina Jackson and The Silver Road.

Last is the nonfiction category, in which Leif GW Persson’s Master Detective Willy: the Story of My Career comes in at No. 2. The beloved criminologist and author’s memoir also appears at No. 3 on the audio list.

Jo Nesbø and Stina Jackson top the first Swedish bestseller lists of 2019

The first weekly Swedish bestseller lists of 2019 are topped by Jo Nesbø and Stina Jackson, the former appearing at No. 1 in the paperback category with Macbeth, the latter with The Silver Road on the e-book list. The Silver Road also comes in at No. 2 in paperback, and No. 3 in audio.

The hardcover list sees Lars Kepler’s Lazarus come in at No. 2. The novel also claims the No. 2 and No. 5 positions on the e-book and audio lists respectively. Anders de la Motte’s Deeds of Fall returns to the hardcover list, rocketing up to No. 5. The paperback list’s No. 5 spot is occupied by Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman, which also claims the No. 2 position in the audio category.

The December bestseller lists in Sweden

The official Swedish bestseller lists for the month of December see Lars Kepler and Stina Jackson dominate the lists, claiming two No. 1 placements each. Lars Kepler’s Lazarus is No. 1 in hardcover and audio, also nabbing a No. 2 placement in the e-book category, while Stina Jackson’s The Silver Road is No. 1 in paperback and e-books.

Jonas Gardell’s In Memory of an Unconditional Love comes in at No. 3 in the hardcover category. It is closely followed by Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice, which is No. 4 in hardcover as well as in e-book.

The paperback list also features Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman, which comes in at No. 3. The novel places at No. 5 in the e-book category. Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth likewise appears on the paperback list, featuring at No. 4.

The Swedish bestseller lists for week 50-52

The official Swedish bestseller lists for the last three weeks of 2018 have been released, and though December month’s list is yet to come, some strong trends hint at what the last monthly list of the year will look like.

Beginning with the hardcover lists for week 50-52, we see Lars Kepler’s Lazarus come in at No. 1 for two weeks straight before it lands in second place in week 52. Lazarus also claims multiple No. 1 spots on the audio and e-book lists. Next on the hardcover list is Jonas Gardell’s In Memory of an Unconditional Love, which comes in at No. 3 for two weeks straight. It is closely followed by Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice, which claims the No. 4 spot for two weeks before it jumps a placement to No. 3.

The undisputed queen of the paperback lists is Stina Jackson, whose The Silver Road comes in at No. 1 all three weeks. The Silver Road can also be seen coming in at No. 1 on the ebook list. Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth shoots to the top of the paperback list to join Jackson as well, coming in at No. 2 in week 51-52. Not far behind is Niklas Natt och Dag with The Wolf and the Watchman, No. 3 and then No. 4.

The Storytel Awards 2018

The nominees for 2018’s Storytel Awards (formerly known as the Grand Audiobook Prize) have been announced. The Swedish awards will as always be handed out in four categories: Fiction, Suspense, Young Adult, and Children’s.

Among those competing for the Fiction award are Niklas Natt och Dag with The Wolf and the Watchman, and Jonas Gardell with In Memory of an Unconditional Love.

The Suspense category’s shortlist features Lars Kepler for Lazarus, Stina Jackson with The Silver Road, and Anders Roslund with Three Hours.

Lastly, in the Children’s category, is Johan Theorin and The Battle for Salajak.

To vote for your favorite, click “Read more” below. The voting will close on January 20th.

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Lars Kepler and Stina Jackson No. 1 in Sweden

Lars Kepler’s seventh Joona Linna novel, Lazarus, refuses to budge from its No. 1 spot on the official Swedish hardcover, audio and e-book bestseller lists for week 49 (December 3-9). The long-running bestseller is joined at the top by Stina Jackson’s award-winning The Silver Road, which claims the last No. 1 spot, in the paperback category. Jackson also appears at No. 2 on the e-book list.

Hjorth & Rosenfeldt likewise feature on multiple lists with their A Higher Justice. The novel comes in at No. 3 on the hardcover list, and No. 4 on the audio and e-book list.

The hardcover list sees Jonas Gardell’s lauded In Memory of an Unconditional Love climb one placement to No. 4. Niklas Natt och Dag stays put at No. 3 on the paperback list with The Wolf and the Watchman, and Ulf Lundell’s Weekdays nabs a No. 3 position as well, on the audio list. Anders de la Motte’s Dead of Winter climbs the lists as well, coming in at No. 5 on the audio one.

The weekly Swedish bestseller lists

The official bestseller lists for the last week of November have been announced, and Lars Kepler’s Lazarus is back at No. 1 in hardcover and audio. Kepler also places second on the e-book list. Hjorth & Rosenfeldt’s A Higher Justice appears at No. 4 on the hardcover list, additionally claiming the fourth and fifth place on the audio and e-book lists. Last in the hardcover category’s top five is Jonas Gardell and In Memory of an Unconditional Love, at No. 5.

The paperback list sees Stina Jackson’s The Silver Road shoot to No. 2. Jackson’s debut novel comes in fourth on the e-book list. Niklas Natt och Dag’s The Wolf and the Watchman also features on the paperback list, claiming the No. 3 spot.

Finishing this week’s bestseller list roundup is Ulf Lundell’s Weekdays, No. 3 in the audio category.

Stina Jackson the winner of the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award

Stina Jackson is the winner of the 2018 Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award for ‘Best Swedish Crime Novel’. Her powerful and evocative debut novel The Silver Road is lauded by the Academy’s jury, who gives the following motivation:

“Darkly and hypnotically [written] about marginalized existences in an atmospheric Norrland.”

Stina Jackson is the first author in the award’s 36-year history to receive it for a first novel.

Anders de la Motte, Stina Jackson, Anders Roslund and Jo Nesbø shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award

Anders de la Motte’s Dead of Winter, Stina Jackson’s The Silver Road and Anders Roslund’s Three Hours have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2018 Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award for ‘Best Swedish Crime Novel’. Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth has been shortlisted in the second category, ‘Best Translated Crime Novel’.

The winning authors will be announced on November 25th.

New Author - Stina Jackson

Stina Jackson (b. 1983) hails from the northern town of Skellefteå in Sweden. Just over a decade ago she relocated to Denver, Colorado, where she penned her debut novel, the acclaimed The Silver Road. A runaway bestseller, the novel established Jackson as a rising new star within Nordic suspense.