Steve Sem-Sandberg’s THE CHOSEN ONES wins the Prix Médicis Étranger 2016!

Amazing news today!
Steve Sem-Sandberg and his powerful novel The Chosen Ones is the winner of this years Prix Médicis Étranger for best translated fiction in France.
Published by Editions Robert Laffont under the tile Les Elus, the novel is written in Steve Sem-Sandberg’s recognizable style allowing for a myriad of voices and combining the best of historical realism with the surrealism of everyday atrocities. His work rests on extremely rigorous research and is animated by the authors poetic narrative and the attention he pays to the depths of his characters.
 
Congratulations to Steve, who joins the illustrious ranks of other Médicis Prize winners such as Orhan Pamuk, Doris Lessing, Philip Roth, Umberto Ecco and many more.
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THE CHOSEN ONES long-listed for Prix Médicis in France

Once again Steve Sem-Sandberg receives the highest praise for his authorship. His last novel The Chosen Ones (Les Elus in French) was just named one out of 11 translated novels in the running for the prestigious Prix Médicis in France http://www.livreshebdo.fr/article/le-medicis-livre-ses-premieres-selections-2016. Congratulations!

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GARD SVEEN wins The Palle Rosenkrantz Prize

We are thrilled to announce that Norwegian author Gard Sveen is the winner of The Palle Rosenkrantz Prize awarded by The Danish Crime Academy for his debut work THE LAST PILGRIM. The prize is given to the best crime fiction published in Danish during the year.
Congratulations, Gard!

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Jessica Schiefauer received the August Prize 2015 for her novel THE EYES OF THE LAKE!

Motivation: One year. The year when Ester and Isak meet. The year when Isak’s brother, Anton, is lured into a world of hate, swastikas and violence. The year when a boy is murdered. Jessica Schiefauer’s novel explains how easy it is to be influenced, the desire to belong. But it is just as much a story about love, a love so immersive that it becomes destructive. The prose is poetic, condensed and flows like the water that becomes a spectator to the tragedy unfolding. It is a carefully polished prose – to document this horrific chain of events. 

Her previous novel THE BOYS (Pojkarna) also received the August Prize (2011) and Jessica Schiefauer is now among a small exclusive group of  authors (all categories) that have received the prize twice since the award was first given in 1989.

This summer Ester and Isaac fall madly in love. This summer their love will be tarnished, crumbled and resurrected. This summer a young boy is killed and Isaac’s brother was there when it happened.

Congratulations for reaching the final in Stora Ljudbokspriset.

Congratulations to Anna Karolina, Mons Kallentoft, Markus Lutteman and Jessica Schiefauer for reaching the final in Stora Ljudbokspriset.

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Simona Ahrnstedt is one of the best romance novelists in Germany

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.

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Jessica Schiefauer won THE AUGUST PRIZE!

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!
http://www.augustpriset.se/augustgalan

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Photo: Evan Pantiel