THE MAESTRO OF SAINT PETERSBURG SHORTLISTED FOR BEST AUDIO BOOK OF THE YEAR!

Congratulations to Camilla Grebe and Paul Leander-Engström who have been shortlisted for Best Audiobook of the Year in the crime and thriller category. The Grand Audio Prize (Stora Ljudbokspriset) was founded in 2008 and has been awarded to great authors such as Jonas Gardell, Per-Olov Enquist and Jussi Adler-Olsen. The winner will be crowned in April 2014.
Good luck to The Maestro of Saint Petersburg, its authors and Shanti Rooney, whoes impeccable recital of the novel has delighted many audiobook readers.

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RIGHTS SOLD: THE CHOSEN ONES TO WYDAWNITCTWO LITERACKIE IN POLAND

Polish rights to Steve Sem-Sandberg’s upcoming novel DE UTVALDA (The Chosen Ones) have been sold to Wydawnitctwo Literackie. They successfully published the author’s very powerful novel The Emperor of Lies last year and we are happy to be able to continue working with them for this authorship.

CAROLINE JENSEN – WINNER OF LANDSKRONA CITY’S CULTURE AWARD 2013!

Congratulations to Caroline Jensen – Winner of Landskrona City’s Culture Award 2013!
The jury’s motivation is: “Through her writing Caroline has contributed to the growing awareness of crossover literature and she is inspiring young people to discover the fantastic world of reading. With her short stories she reaches readers both in Sweden and beyond our borders.”

Caroline Jensen debuted in 2008 with the autobiographical book The Champagne Girl. Since then she has written numerous short horror stories, each more scary than the other. Next year her first young adult novel, Demonology for Beginners will be published by MIX Forlag, Sweden.

BENNI BØDKER NOMINATED TO THE ORLA PRIZE 2013

Congratulations to Benni Bødker’s nomination for the The Orla Prize!
The Orla Prize is a literary prize named after Orla Frøsnapper (Orla frog-eater)–the protagonist in Ole Lund Kirkegaard’s children’s book with the same name.
It’s a price for and by children–children nominate, vote and select the winner every year.

The winner will be announced in April 2014.

The Orla price is collaboration between Danish Radio and the Reading campaign carried out by the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Social Affairs. The prize was awarded for the first time in 2005.

BENNI BØDKER RECEIVES LIBRARY AWARD

Benni Bødker has received the School Library Association’s Author Price 2013.
The prize is awarded to a Danish authorship that has contributed to the development of children’s and young reader’s experiences and/or knowledge.

Benni Bødker receives the price for an authorship that with it’s fast paced and action packed series manages to catch the reluctant readers–once they have entered a world created by Benni Bødker they will find it difficult to let go.
THE DEVIL’S EYES, the book chosen to represent his authorship, is a unique and yet classical pirate story.
The book takes off at a cemetery and ends with a man in a garret and within this narrative frame the reader will learn of a young boy, an evil captain and a great treasure.

Congratulations Benni!

WE WELCOME JESSICA SCHIEFAUR TO THE AGENCY!

With her stunning novel, The Boys, Jessica Schiefaur has established herself as one of our most interesting literary young adult authors in Sweden. We are proud to welcome her to Nordin agency!

Jessica’s writing raise the important questions that adolescense brings and is about the defining moment in life that the leap from teen to adult means. With unadorned style, powerful images and a languge that is both soft and severe her thrilling novel has impressed both readers and critics.

The Boys, the play is opening at Uppsala City Theatre on October 9 and will tour with the National Theatre later in the fall.
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The Boys is nominated for the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize, the winner will be announced in Oslo on October 30 and the ceremony will be broadcasted throughout Scandinavia.

NIKLAS RÅDSTRÖM’S “BOKEN” RECEIVES GLOWING REVIEWS

Niklas Rådström’s new novel “Boken” (“The Book”) appears to have struck a chord with the Swedish critics. Dagen’s Nyheter’s Jonas Thente calls it “a marvellously beautiful and moving novel” while Svenska Dagbladet’s Josefin Holmström brands it “an indefeasible piece of literature“. Crister Enander of Helsingborg’s Dagblad is similarly enthusiastic: Niklas Rådström’s prose possesses a lustre and acuity that is astounding and uncomparable. I read “Boken” with a mixture of devoutness and entrapped rapture. The prose entices and glistens, shimmers and breathes. It is beautiful and melancholic. It seduces and captivates.

NORDIN AGENCY WELCOMES SIGGE EKLUND TO THE AGENCY

Nordin Agency is proud to welcome author, podcaster and screenwriter Sigge Eklund to the agency!

We have had our eyes on Sigge Eklund since the debut of his first novel Synanthrope – A Love Story in 1999. The interest has only grown with the publication of his following novels and the launch of his and Alex Schulman’s podcast Alex & Sigge. So when the opportunity presented itself, we pounced. Sigge is currently working on a new psychological suspense novel that will be published by Albert Bonniers förlag in 2014. Into The Labyrinth has already been pre-empted in Denmark during the Gothenburg Book Fair and we expect it to be one of the big talks of the Frankfurt Book Fair.

The free floowing narrative and exceptional character portraits of this multi-talanted author have had both critics and readers inthralled since his debut. There is something almost addictive in his sorytelling as he effortlessly manages to create a suspenseful and thrilling atmosphere in hos novels.

MATS SÖDERLUND NEW CLIENT AT NORDIN AGENCY

Nordin agency is happy to give a warm welcome to Mats Söderlund as a new client.
Mats Söderlund is a well-known poet, has won numerous literary awards and is regarded as one of the most headstrong nature poets in Sweden.
His first novel, published this spring, was well received by critics. The Observatory shows the same linguistic awareness and power that characterizes his poetry.

AUTHOR ERIKA VALLIN NOMINATED FOR BEST BOOK TRAILER 2013

Svensk Bokhandel has nominated Resan till Tidens slut (The journey to the end of time) for best book trailer 2013 in the category young adult. The trailer was made by the author Erika Vallin and her husband Martin.

To vote: www.svb.se/bokvideotavling2013