Unni and Jan-Erik nominated for Bookseller’s Award!

 141031Our Norwegian authors, Unni Lindell and Jan-Erik Fjell have been nominated for this year’s Booksellers’ Award!!
http://www.bokhandlerforeningen.no/Markedsaktiviteter_og_bokpriser/Bokhandlerprisen/9341

Unni Lindell BURDEKISTEN (THE ANGEL IS A DEVIL)
http://www.nordinagency.se/portfolio-item/brudekisten-the-angel-is-a-devil-by-unni-lindell/

Jan-Erik Fjell ROVDYRET (THE PREDATOR)
http://www.nordinagency.se/portfolio-item/rovdyret-the-predator/

The winner will be announced on the 25th November. Congratulations, Unni and Jan-Erik!

 

JESSICA SHIEFAUER’S THE BOYS (POJKARNA) HAS BEEN LONG LISTED FOR THE PRIZE ‘FOUND IN TRANSLATION’ LAUNCHED BY RIGHTS PEOPLE.

The Boys is an account of the coming of age years like no other. It combines the painfully everyday with the beautifully magical and tells a dark intense tale of love, death and sisterhood.
The Boys (Pojkarna) was awarded The August Prize in 2011 for best young adult fiction.
The boy kingdom is introduced with the acuteness and assertiveness of the girlhood eye. A coming-of-age novel that endeavours to dissolve the borders of language, maturing and reality. About the body as a battlefield and masculinity as a drug.
The novel was nominated for the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize 2013, a play based on novel is touring in Sweden and a movie is in the making.

Found in Translation, a new prize for translated children’s fiction, to find fresh, unique and fantastic stories for children and to make those accessible to all editors and publishers interested in the best books for children. A professional literary translation samples of the winning titles will be included in the FOUND IN TRANSLATION anthology.

The winners will be announced at the Bologna Book Fair 2015.

http://www.foundintranslation.org.uk/

Sigge Eklund is Sweden’s Media Personality of the Year

Yesterday, Sigge Eklund was announced as the winner of the Media Personality of the Year award, a prestigious prize that will be presented during the ongoing Stockholm Media Week.

The Jury’s motivation:

He is a true entrepreneur and innovator who dares to challenge the establishment. With his dedication, deeply rooted in the creative, he provides entertainment, provocations and debates. With more than 20 years in the business he has, since the beginning, been focusing on new media and driving the development forward.

Sigge Eklund is currently on the Swedish bestseller charts with his latest psychological suspense novel INTO THE LABYRINTH. The book was sold to more than 8 territories before its publication and we are looking forward to seeing it succeed in translation.

 

Best crime and thriller of the year!

International thriller The Conductor from S:t Petersburg (Dirigenten från S:t Petersburg) by authors Camilla Grebe and Paul Leander-Engström was awarded the prestigious prize for Best Crime and Thriller Audio Book 2013. The suspenseful novel has already sold to 5 territories around the world and is the first installation in the Moscow Noir trilogy.

The Jury’s motivation :
Author’s Camilla Grebe and Paul Leander-Engström have created an insightful and satisfyingly unpredictable thriller that feels realistic and extremely topical. Reader Shanti Roney’s smooth and suggestive way of telling the story really captures its audience. With a warm and compassionate voice he paints a picture of life’s cold and hard reality.

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 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!