We are happy to announce that ILI-ILI have bought the rights to Anne Swärd’s novel Breathless (Till sista andetaget) for the Macedonian market.
Thomas Engström’s “West of Liberty” wins Crime Debut of the Year
The Swedish Crime Academy has named Thomas Engström’s “West of Liberty” (“Väster om friheten”) the Crime Debut of the Year with the following motivation: “A fully developed international thriller in an aptly portrayed Berlin setting.” Some of the previous winners of the debutant prize include well-known household names such as Håkan Nesser, Åsa Larsson and Johan Theorin.
“West of Liberty” – published by Albert Bonniers Förlag – is the first title in a trilogy about former Stasi agent Ludwig Licht. The book has received plenty of positive attention in the Swedish press with Skånska Dagbladet calling it “a spy novel to fall in love with” and Aftonbladet’s Ingalill Mosander comparing Engström to John le Carré (“but with more humour”) and branding it “a thriller of high international standard.”
While the book isn’t actually Engström’s first novel, it is however his first as a crime author and judging by the response it has been a very successful transition. Congratulations, Thomas!
We are happy to announce that Alma littera have bought the rights to Simona Ahrnstedt’s first novel Arrangements (Överenskommelser) for the Lithuanian market.
Japanese rights to Camilla Grebe and Paul Leander-Engström’s trilogy Moscow Noir was sold to Hayakawa Publishing. Hayakawa has a great track record publishing Scandinvian Noir and we are happy to be working with them.
We are happy to announce that Danish rights to The Chosen Ones (De utvalda) have been sold to Gyldendal in Denmark. The publisher got amazing reviews for the author’s last novel The Emperor of Lies and we are looking forward to be working with them again.
Turkish rights to Steve Sem-Sandberg’s upcoming novel were sold just last week to Yusuf Tan at Pegasus Yayinlair. Both the author and Nordin Agency are pleased to be able to continue our collaboration with Pegasus.