More happy news for Nordin Agency’s author Simona Ahrnstedt and her novel Die Erbin who came in as the bronze medalist in LovelyBooks.de‘s reader’s choice award Die Leserpreis. The book, published by Egmont Lyx Verlag in October this year, was chosen from hundreds of others in the category for best romance and Simona is the only non-english speaking author in the top five. Quite a feat of strength for our Queen of Romance.
It’s very exciting for us to announce that we have just closed a deal for Mårten Sandén‘s A HOUSE WITHOUT MIRRORS and CHIMNEY TOP CHRISTMAS with Germany publisher Fischer Sauerländer. It was just last week we announced a great news about him, thah he won the ASTRID LINDGREN PRIZE! Now his titles are going to be published in Germany.
We are glad to announce that Jessica Schiefauer won The August Prize with her latest title THE EYES OF THE LAKE (NÄR HUNDARNA KOMMER) yesterday. The August Prize is one of the most prestigious literary Prizes in Sweden and this is her second time to receive the Prize. Congratulations, Jessica!
Last Wednesday saw the release of In Truth, Viveca Sten’s eighth crime novel in the internationally popular Sandhamn Murder Series. The book shot straight to number one and is currently one of the best selling novels in Sweden in three different formats.
Meanwhile the fifth season of the acclaimed series based on Viveca’s novels will run as a three parter on TV. To top it all off the author can be seen competing in Sweden’s most popular celebrity game show “På Spåret” at the end of the year.
The new novel takes place a week before Swedish midsummer. After being badly bullied a young child goes missing from sailing camp on a neighboring island to Sandhamn.
I wanted to explore every parents nightmare in this book. Sending your child away to camp believing that they’re in a safe environment and then finding out the opposite is true. That’s the worst thing imaginable, says Viveca Sten
There are eight novels in the Sandhamn Murder series now. Together they’ve sold more than 3 million copies and are published in over 25 countries the world over. This makes Viveca Sten one of Sweden’s most successful crime writers to date. The TV series based on her novel has over 35 million viewers all over the globe and success continues. Seeing the publication of her first novel in the US and UK was a smash. Viveca and Still Waters swiftly climbed to number one of the charts in both countries.
It seems like the readers really to Still Waters to heart, says Viveca Sten.
And of course they did. The Sandhamn Murder series are clever, suspenseful and filled with great characters that quickly become addictive. In Truth is no exception and it would be fair to say that this could actually be one of her best books yet.
We are very excited to announce that Mårten Sandén was awarded The Astrid Lindgren Prize today for a meritorious authorship within the realm of Swedish literature for children & Young Adults.
Motivation is as follows:
For a comprehensive, rich and significant authorship within magical realism and suspense as well as everyday vulnerability, firmly anchored with young readers of all ages.
The prize was instituted by Rabén & Sjögren in 1967 to mark Astrid Lindgren’s 60th birthday. Since then, the prize has been awarded annually on 14th November.
Rabén & Sjögren’s website on Mårten Sandén receiving the Astrid Lindgren Prize (in Swedish)
ASTRID LINDGREN PRIZE
Nordin Agency: Mårten Sandén
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