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A powerful, harrowing testament to the nameless victims of evil.

Between 1941 & 1945 the Am Spieglgrund clinic in Vienna, ostensibly a children’s home for the wayward and chronically ill, was actually a Nazi killing ground, advancing ideals of so-called racial purity through a brutal euthanasia programme. Prodigiously researched and told from the perspectives of a ten-year-old inmate and a nurse, this is a difficult, necessary read that lays bare the horrors of these unspeakable crimes, and charts subsequent attempts to bring to justice som, though not at all, of the perpetrators. A powerful, harrowing testament to the nameless victims of evil.

Simon Humphreys, Daily Mail

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GIRLS LOST is a smash hit at the film festivals

Girls Lost, the film based on Jessica Schiefauer‘s amazing novel The Boys, is a huge festival and awards success. The movie had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, with other festivals including Rome FF, Chicago FF, Gothenburg FF, Rotterdam FF, Budapest FF, Antalya FF, Newfest/New York and more. The film was also recently nominated for the European Film Academy Young Audience Award.

see the trailer here: http://tiff.net/festivals/festival15/contemporaryworldcinema/girls-lost

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Spectacular review in The Guardian for Steve Sem-Sandberg’s THE CHOSEN ONES

Strong and beautiful words from Sebastian Barry in The Guardian today as he reviews Nordin Agency’s Prize winning author Steve Sem-Sandberg‘s latest novel The Chosen Ones. 

Barry writes that:

You don’t so much read Sem-Sandberg as stand in the fiery wind of his prose. He makes his reader strangely complicit in his terrible subjects. He does not offer that tattered lifebelt of “redemption” so often thrown to the modern reader, nor much space to rest your reading eyes; but his books are only merciless because the great swaths of human enterprise they chart are themselves merciless.

He finishes his review by saying:

Some novels are described as dark, in order to alert the reader. But this novel, translated into English by Anna Paterson, is as bright as a cloudless June sky under which, behind walls and doors, we go about our inexplicable human business.

and truer words have near been written.

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The Secret Woman sold to Italy

In Italy Editrice Nord took the rights to Anna Ekberg‘s The Secret Woman.

Christina Prasso, Editorial Director said:
«Being an insomniac (like most publishers…) I can only daydream. And of course I (day)dream about books, about stories that take your breath away. And then sometimes (oh, so rarely!) my dreams come true and I find myself engulfed in a novel so bold and accomplished it screams out to be published. Den hemmelige kvinde (The Secret Woman) is exactly this kind of novel. Full of fascinating twists. Loaded with surprises. Disturbing yet compassionate. Tough yet full of pathos. Cruel yet true. Is there anything like a good nightmare? Even in the (improbable) case you’re not an insomniac publisher, you’re about to find out very, very soon. Because there is no doubt this will get tremendous attention, and Anna Ekberg deserves every bit of it.»

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Anna Ekberg in a two-book deal to Norway!

Nordin Agency is thrilled to announce that we have made a two-book deal for Anna Ekberg‘s The Secret Woman and Loving Adults with the Norwegian publishing house Cappelen Damm!

Acquiring Editor Mariann Fugelsø–Nilssen had this to say about the book:

“Countless times I have been told about psychological thrillers that have ”something more”. This one has it actually. The Secret Woman unites suspense and entertainment in a perfect way. It has the good flow and passion of a real love story and at the same time it is as action-packed and nerve-wracking as a good thriller should be. I can’t wait to introduce this novel to the Norwegian readership!”

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A stunning political suspense debut by Camilla Sten!

Last night saw the much-anticipated release of Camilla Sten’s debut novel A New Dawn, a dystopian novel of a world not far from our own. Though young, Camilla has always been writing and it was no surprise to the people closest to her when she finally presented the world with a manuscript to her first novel. The book was promptly acquired by Ordfront förlag in Sweden for its suspenseful and stylish retelling of a Stockholm where people are judged not on their character but on their origin.

A New Dawn stars Isa who knows how to behave. She knows that you keep your head down and your mouth shut. And you NEVER draw attention to yourself. It might have been otherwise, once, but that doesn’t matter anymore. Isa is class B, and she is well aware of the rules.

At night, though, things are different. At night Isa and her friends wage a covert revolution. By hacking party blogs and spreading fliers with illegal anti-government propaganda they try to make their voices heard. Things suddenly come to an unexpected head when an anonymous blogger claims to have information that could overthrow the government. With the police hot on their heals Isa and her friends will have to decide, once and for all, how much they are willing to sacrifice for freedom.

Although Camilla likes to say that her novel accidentally ended up being about politics that is not quite true. A self-proclaimed feminist from a very young age politics and debate has always come easily to our author who also writes insightful articles on the current political climate for several different newspapers including Expressen and Aftonbladet.

We expect to see many great things from this talented writer.