The Last Snow
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.
“Stina Jackson is masterful at describing the Scandinavian wilderness, the one in nature and the one inside people. Her stories will take you to some seriously dark desolate places and you’ll never be quite certain if she’s going to bring you back home in the end, or just leave you there.”
Stina Jackson and Kristina Ohlsson have both been shortlisted for the prestigious 2020 Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award for ‘Best Swedish Crime Novel’. Jackson is nominated for The Last Snow, while Ohlsson is shortlisted for her upcoming title Stormvakt, the first installment in a new series.
The winning author will be announced on November 22.
Stina Jackson’s The Last Snow is the second highest grossing title of the second quarter of 2020 in Sweden. The title has yet to be published in the paperback format, which is slated for December.
Stina Jackson’s The Silver Road has been longlisted for the MAX Bronze Bat, a Dutch literary award. The Bronze Bat is dedicated to remarkable debuts and is handed out during the annual Nederlands Thrillerfestival in Zoetermeer, Netherlands. The shortlist will be revealed at the end of September, and the final winner announced during the digital Book Festival on October 25.
Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ The Search for the Last Dinosaur is No. 1 also this week on the official weekly bestseller list for hardcovers in Norway. Jo Nesbø’s Knife meanwhile comes in at No. 3 on the paperback list, followed by Jørn Lier Horst’s The Inner Darkness at No. 4, and Stefan Ahnhem’s just published X Ways to Die at No. 10. Stina Jackson’s The Last Snow is No. 10 on the e-book list, while Hedvig Montgomery’s The Adolescent Years is No. 10 in nonfiction.
Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ The Search for the Last Dinosaur climbs the official weekly bestseller list for hardcovers in Norway, claiming the No. 1 spot. Jo Nesbø’s Knife meanwhile stays put at No. 2 on the paperback list, followed by Jørn Lier Horst’s The Inner Darkness at No. 4. Stina Jackson’s recently published The Last Snow meanwhile jumps to No. 5 on the e-book list. Hedvig Montgomery’s long-running bestseller The Adolescent Years is No. 7 in nonfiction.
Ulf Lundell claims one of the top placements on the official bestseller list for the month of May in Sweden, where his Weekdays 3 is No. 4 in hardcover and No. 8 in e-book. Stina Jackson also features on the hardcover list, coming in at No. 5 with The Last Snow. The title is also No. 4 in both audio and e-book.
Ulf Lundell’s Weekdays 3 is No. 5 on the hardcover list for week 21 in Sweden, and comes in at No. 6 in e-book. Stina Jackson’s The Last Snow features on the e-book list also, where it is No. 4. The Last Snow makes appearances on the hardcover and audio lists as well, where it is No. 7 and No. 6 respectively. Jackson’s debut title, The Silver Road, is No. 10 in audio.
The Swedish bestseller lists for week 20 see Ulf Lundell claim two No. 2 spots, in hardback and e-book respectively, with his Weekdays 3. Also making multiple appearances this week is Stina Jackson, whose The Last Snow is No. 4 in hardback as well as No. 5 in both the audio and e-book categories. In audio she is accompanied by Arne Dahl who comes in at No. 7 with Freedom, his latest installment in the Berger & Blom series.
Stina Jackson and Arne Dahl continue to both feature on the weekly Swedish bestseller lists. Jackson’s The Last Snow is No. 2 in hardcover and audio this week, and No. 3 in e-book. Her debut title, The Silver Road, also appears on the audio list, coming in at No. 4. Dahl’s Freedom follows close behind at No. 5, also claiming a spot on the e-book list at No. 6.
Stina Jackson’s The Last Snow features at the top of the monthly bestseller lists for April, coming in at No. 1 in audio and e-book, and No. 2 in hardcover. Anders de la Motte appears right beside her, his Rites of Spring appearing at No. 2 in audio and e-book and at No. 3 in hardcover.
Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1794 meanwhile claims the No. 5 spot in hardcover, and Arne Dahl’s Freedom is No. 3 in audio and No. 4 in e-book. Katrine Engberg’s long-running bestseller The Tenant is No. 8 in paperback.
Jens Lapidus makes his debut on the monthly bestseller list for children’s books, coming in at No. 5 with The Dillsta Gang and the Art Heist.
The lists of week 18 see Stina Jackson claim multiple bestseller placements with her latest novel The Last Snow, coming in at No. 1 in e-book and No. 2 in hardback and audio respectively. Arne Dahl also makes several appearances, nabbing the No. 4 spot in e-book and No. 5 in audio with his recently published Freedom – the fourth installment in the Berger & Blom series.