The official Finnish bestseller list for the month of December is out. On the list for hardcover fiction, Liza Marklund’s The Polar Circle is featured for the third consecutive month, climbing to the No. 2 spot.
Marc Forster to direct US adaptation of ‘A Man Called Ove’ with Tom Hanks to star
Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, World War Z,The Kite Runner) has been set to direct the anticipated US adaptation of A Man Called Ove, the hit movie based on Fredrik Backman’s bestseller with the same name, with Tom Hanks set to star. Two-time Oscar nominee David Magee (Life Of Pi) is scripting the project and re-uniting with Forster after their collaboration on acclaimed drama Finding Neverland, for which both were BAFTA nominated. SF Studios is producing the film with Rita Wilson (Mamma Mia!, My Big Fat Greek Wedding). Neda Backman is attached as Executive Producer and production is due to begin this year.
Marc Forster stated: “When I first read Fredrik Backman’s novel, I fell in love with the notion that friendship has the power to shape a person’s life. I can’t wait to create a film with so much humor and heart alongside Tom and Rita.”
Rita Wilson said: “Fredrik Backman wrote a novel that has entertained, moved and inspired countless readers through his character of “Ove”. The humanity of the story has resonated with people all over the world, including myself. I have always looked for films that bring people joy and, hopefully, create a common experience of recognizing ourselves in others. It’s an honor to be producing this movie and to be bringing it to audiences everywhere.”
With tremendous sadness we announce the passing of our beloved author and mentor Björn Natthiko Lindeblad. Through his moving book I May Be Wrong, his work as a public speaker and meditational teacher, he has inspired people all over the world to live a more free and present life. His candid and heartfelt reflections on his ALS diagnosis and on death have been a source of comfort for so many. We will miss him dearly and forever cherish his insights, wit and warmth. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.
The official bestseller lists for 2021 in Sweden have been announced and the hardcover fiction list sees Niklas Natt och Dag’s 1795 at No. 2. This bestselling final part of Natt och Dag’s Bellman noir trilogy also appears at No. 5 on the e-book list, together with Liza Marklund’s acclaimed first installment in her highly anticipated new trilogy, The Polar Circle at No. 4.
The paperback list sees Storm Watch, the first installment in the immensely popular August Strindberg series by Kristina Ohlsson, come in at No. 2 and Björn Natthiko Lindeblad’s beloved and moving non-fiction work, I May Be Wrong, at No. 5.
I May Be Wrong also claims the No. 2 spot on the audio list.
The anticipated TV series Anxious People, based on Fredrik Backman’s bestselling novel of the same name, had its premiere today.
Anxious People is an unreasonably riotous comedy about a hostage drama during an open house. A failed bank robber locks themselves in with an over-enthusiastic real estate agent, two bitter IKEA-addicts, a pregnant woman, a suicidal multi-millionaire and a damn rabbit.
All episodes are available to watch on Netflix now.
Do you know someone who hangs out in front of the screen a little too much? Perhaps they always choose the screen over some other fun activity. Maybe you have a little too much screen time yourself?
When the smartphones ended up in each and every pocket, we suddenly gained access to a fantastic world of possibilities, just the push of a button away. But what does hours and hours of screen time really do to our own and – perhaps most importantly – our children and adolescents’ brains?
In Insta-Brain Junior, you will learn to avoid the pitfalls of allowing the smart gadgets to take control of you and your life. You simply have to make sure to do other things as well! The book is based on (partially updated) facts out of Anders Hansen’s bestselling book Insta-brain from 2019, but modified into a completely new edition for the younger readers.
In Insta-Brain Junior, you will learn to avoid the pitfalls of allowing the smart gadgets to take control of you and your life. You simply have to make sure to do other things as well!
The book is based on (partially updated) facts out of Anders Hansen's bestselling book Insta-brain from 2019, but modified into a completely new edition for the younger readers.