Jessica Schiefauer nominated for the Spårhund Award

Nordin Agency is glad to announce that Jessica Schiefauer THE EYES OF THE LAKE has been nominated for the Spårhund award – the best Children & YA prize by Swedish Crime Writer’s Academy. Award ceremony will be held at the Gothenburg Book Fair this Friday.
Congratulations, Jessica!

Read more on THE EYES OF THE LAKE here

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THE EMPEROR OF LIES wins French award for best paperback 2015!

Congratulations to Steve Sem-Sandberg and Les Dépossédés (The Emperor of Lies) for winning French magazine Transfuge’s award for best foreign paperback of the year. The book was published by Robert Laffont in 2011 and the paperback came out with 10/18 in January 2015.

http://www.livreshebdo.fr/article/transfuge-decerne-ses-14-prix-litteraires-2015

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GUILTLESS by Viveca Sten shortlisted for Icelandic crime fiction award!

Nordin Agency are thrilled to congratulate Viveca Sten and her novel Guiltless (third in the internationally bestselling Sandhamn Murder Series) for being shortlisted for The 2015 Icepick Award, which is given to the best translated crime fiction in Iceland.

The award is organized by the Iceland Noir festival, the Association of Translators in Iceland and the Icelandic crime fiction society, and the winner will be announced, and the award presented, at the Shetland Noir festival in Shetland in November 2015.

Good luck Viveca!

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Viveca Sten wins the Prix Polar for best crime novel

Nordin Agency are proud to congratulate Viveca Sten and her first novel STILL WATERS on winning the Prix Polar for best translated crime novel. The award was given out this weekend at the literature festival Saint-Maure en Poche where Viveca attended with her French publishing house Albin Michel. 

– I feel extremely honored to receive such a lovely award, says Viveca, and I am both proud and happy to be acknowledge in this way.

Viveca Sten has written seven books in her very popular Sandhamn Murder Series, three of which have been published in France so far. The series has been an incredible success internationally with over 3 million copies sold and about 30 million viewers across the world following the TV-adaptation.

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“Swedish Summer” at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

Congratulations to Viveca Sten whose cookbook Swedish Summer – Recipes from the Stockholm Archipelago came in third in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, also known as the Oscars of the cookbook world.
The book won best design in Sweden a couple of months ago and is now internationally acclaimed as well. Amazing work from the publisher Max Ström, photographers Lina Eriksson and Jeppe Wiklund and designer Patric Leo. Their work is offset perfectly with Viveca Sten​’s warm texts and yummy recipes.

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Anna Karolina nominated for Crimetime Specsavers Award!

It is our pleasure to announce that Anna Karolina‘s STOLEN BABOON has been nominated for the new crime writing award Crimetime Specsavers Award.

This new prize will be awarded to a debut author from the past year and the ceremony will take place on the 15th August at Crimetime Gotland in Visby.
https://www.specsavers.se/crimetime-specsavers-award?wssl=1 (in Swedish)

Her second book NO MORE FISH IN THE SEA will be out this summer.

This is a breakthrough that can only be compared to Jens Lapidus’ /…/ Next to Leif GW Persson I have never encountered such a solid depiction of the police procedural. And the most essential of all. The level of suspense. It’s almost grueling. I ditch meetings, I forget to shower, I read the book while I eat my lunch. Enough said. Buy the book! Read it! Enjoy.
-Aftonbladet, Stig Larsson

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Viveca Sten gets her Golden Book!

It was a happy celebration at German publishing house Kiepenheur & Witsch when author Viveca Sten came down to celebrate the incredible success of her novel STILL WATERS. This first book in her popular Sandhamn Murder Series has sold over 150 000 copies in Germany earning itself and the author the prestigious Golden Book. In total The Sandhamn Murder Series has sold over 600 000 copies in Germany, once again proving that Scandinavian Crime is a force to be reckoned with.

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Carina Bergfeldt nominated for the Red Cross Journalism Award

Nordin Agency is proud to announce that, yesterday, author and journalist Carina Bergfeldt, together with photographer Andreas Bardell, was nominated for the Red Cross Journalism Award for their article series Kriserna vi glömde (The Crises we Forgot).

I am so damned proud of our newspaper, says nominee Carina Bergfeldt in an interview with Aftonbladet. She then goes on to say how much she enjoys this particular award and how happy she is to have been nominated.

Carina Bergfeldt is the recipient of the Swedish Grand Journalism Award for “Storyteller of the Year” (2012) and for “Best Writing Style” (2013). Her article series A Week With Death was read by 2.2 million Swedes and is the newspapers most successful to date. She is living proof that journalism can be both engaging and well written.

 

Carin Gerhardsen won the Grand Audiobook Prize!

TJOCKARE ÄN VATTEN (THICKER THAN WATER) by Carin Gerhardsen won the Grand Audiobook Prize as the “Best Crime” yesterday. Jury’s motivation is:

“Carin Gerhardsen applies the novel structure to the detective genre and manages to captivate the listener right from the beginning. Stefan Sauk’s reading is both passionate and nuanced, with a nerve that lingers throughout the book”

Congratulations, Carin!!

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Therese Bohman Receives Double Prize Nominations for ”The Other Woman”

Yesterday it was revealed that ”THE OTHER WOMAN” is one of the shortlisted titles for the Nordic Council Literature Prize. This is the second award nomination as the book has previously been shortlisted for the Swedish Radio’s Literature Prize.

”THE OTHER WOMAN” describes the forbidden passion between a young woman and a married middle-aged man against a small-town backdrop. Therese Bohman skillfully portrays boredom and intellectual alienation from the viewpoint of her young female narrator: a university drop-out who works in the canteen of the local hospital and who finds excitement and purpose through her burgeoning affair with the married physician Carl Malmberg. Just like in her debut, Therese Bohman’s tone is very intimate and sincere, which is also enhanced by her protagonist’s sharp observations and reflections.

“The Other Woman” is a powerful, urgent, continuously alarming novel that highlights vital issues about the context of existence, that touches and raises questions about the fundamental and crucial meanings that most of us want to find in our lives.
Crister Enander, Helsingborgs Dagblad

“The Other Woman” can be read as an enthralling love story but underneath lies an original and profound discussion about the terms and conditions of the serious game in a society that comes across as completely contemporary and present.
Christian Swalander, Borås Tidning

Therese Bohman’s thoughts on class and femininity will most probably cause a stir. No matter how one interprets this, “Den andra kvinnan” is still a both well-written and well-narrated novel. The main protagonist’s combination of ocassionally irksome elitism and fathomless vulnerability becomes, in Bohman’s hands, both genuine and plausible.
Paulina Helgeson, Svenska Dagbladet