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

Åsa Foster shortlisted for Borås Tidning’s Debutant Prize

Åsa Foster is shortlisted for Borås Tidning’s Debutant Prize with story collection MAN MÅSTE INTE ALLTID TALA OM DET (YOU DON’T ALWAYS HAVE TO TALK ABOUT IT). The jury’s comment: “For short stories that through precision and dramaturgical skill explore human turmoil.”

http://www.bt.se/kultur-noje/jag-skulle-skapa-en-fantastisk-plats/

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Simona Ahrnstedt shortlisted for Book Bloggers Literature Award

Our reigning queen of romance, Simon Ahrnstedt, is shortlisted for the Book Bloggers Literature Award 2014 (www.facebook.com/bokbloggarnaslitteraturpris). Her latest novel ONLY ONE NIGHT was picked as one of the top eleven candidates from a selection of 99 other titles. The voting will continue for another week and a half. Best of luck Simona, you are always our pick.

enenda  Simona Ahrnstedt

 

THICKER THAN WATER nominated for the Grand Audio Prize

TJOCKARE ÄN VATTEN (THICKER THAN WATER) by Carin Gerhardsen was nominated for the Grand Audio Prize in 2014. Congratulations, Carin!
http://www.storaljudbokspriset.se/

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THE OTHER WOMAN by Therese Bohman nominated for Swedish Radios’s Literary Prize

Therese Bohman’s DEN ANDRA KVINNAN (THE OTHER WOMAN) is one of six novels nominated for the Swedish Radio’s Literary Prize. Each book will be read, discussed and assessed by a jury consisting of avid readers and listeners. You can follow their discussions on SR P1, starting 2 March 2015.
http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=499&artikel=6036927

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Dan Josefsson won the Grand Prize for Journalism!

Congratulations Dan Josefsson – winner of the Grand Prize for Journalism! Last night his book and TV documentary MANNEN SOM SLUTADE LJUGA (THE MAN WHO STOPPED LYING) as named “Scoop of the Year” at the annual awards ceremony.

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BENNI BØDKER NOMINATED TO THE ORLA PRIZE 2014

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OPERATION – SELVMORDSBOMBE OPERATION – BLOOD DIAMOND by Benni Bødker was nominated for the Orla Prize again this year!

The Orla Prize is a literary prize named after Orla Frøsnapper (Orla frog-eater)–the protagonist in Ole Lund Kirkegaard’s children’s book with the same name.
It’s a prize for and by children–children nominate, vote and select the winner every year.

The winner will be announced on the 30th May in 2015.

Congratulations, Benni and good luck!!

 

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.