ACCOLADES FOR STEVE SEM-SANDBERG’S NOVEL THERES

Don’t miss this latest review from Norway where Steve Sem-Sandberg’s novel Theres receives the highest possible rating for its insightful rendering, genre-defying literary style and depth of thought. Knut Faldbakken, from Norwegian newspaper VG, writes that the novel is a veritable tour-de-force that really gives its readers insight into the life of Ulrike Meinhog, codename Theres.

www.vg.no/rampelys/artikkel.php?artid=10141793

THE MAESTRO OF SAINT PETERSBURG SHORTLISTED FOR BEST AUDIO BOOK OF THE YEAR!

Congratulations to Camilla Grebe and Paul Leander-Engström who have been shortlisted for Best Audiobook of the Year in the crime and thriller category. The Grand Audio Prize (Stora Ljudbokspriset) was founded in 2008 and has been awarded to great authors such as Jonas Gardell, Per-Olov Enquist and Jussi Adler-Olsen. The winner will be crowned in April 2014.
Good luck to The Maestro of Saint Petersburg, its authors and Shanti Rooney, whoes impeccable recital of the novel has delighted many audiobook readers.

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RIGHTS SOLD: THE CHOSEN ONES TO WYDAWNITCTWO LITERACKIE IN POLAND

Polish rights to Steve Sem-Sandberg’s upcoming novel DE UTVALDA (The Chosen Ones) have been sold to Wydawnitctwo Literackie. They successfully published the author’s very powerful novel The Emperor of Lies last year and we are happy to be able to continue working with them for this authorship.

BENNI BØDKER NOMINATED TO THE ORLA PRIZE 2013

Congratulations to Benni Bødker’s nomination for the The Orla Prize!
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 price for and by children–children nominate, vote and select the winner every year.

The winner will be announced in April 2014.

The Orla price is collaboration between Danish Radio and the Reading campaign carried out by the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Social Affairs. The prize was awarded for the first time in 2005.

ANN ROSMAN- WINNER IF KUNGÄLV CITY COUNCIL’S CULTURE AWARD 2013!

Congratulations to Ann Rosman- winner if Kungälv City Council’s Culture Award 2013! The jury’s motivation reads as follows: “The award goes to Ann Rosman, who brings the history of Marstrand to life and ties present and past together in her thrilling novels. Through her authorship she sparks the readers’ interest in cultural history and her books attract an increasing number if literary tourists to the area, where they seek to visit places she portrays. Rosman is passionate about telling stories that she gathers from people she meets, as well as from written sources. Her large commitment to the local community also makes her a splendid ambassador for Marstrand in particular, to the joy of the entire Kungälv region.”

ALDERMANN’S HEIR (ALDERMANNS ARVINGE) RECIVES ACCOLADES IN LARGEST SWEDISH NEWSPAPER

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Today’s Svenska Dagbladet revealed an amazing review for Gabriella Håkansson’s latest novel Aldermann’s Heir (Aldermanns arvinge).

The Book, published by Albert Bonniers, was likened to authors such as Umberto Ecco, Susan Sontag and John Dickson Carr in a review that raised this spectacular story to the skies. According to critic Carl-Johan Malmberg Aldermann’s Heir is

…worth every moment you spend on it. It is epic in its intrigue, meticulous in its details, scholarly witouth being sententious, stylistically a tour de force, well, simply astonishing.

BIG AD CAMPAIGN FOR HEARTLESS (MANNEN UTAN HJÄRTA) BY CAMILLA GREBE & ÅSA TRÄFF

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Don’t miss Forma Books massive ad campaign for Camilla Grebe & Åsa Träff’s latest novel Mannen utan hjärta (Heartless). You can see the large billbords featuring the book in Stockholm’s underground between August 19th and September 1st.

VIVECA STEN’S THE SANDHAMN MURDERS NOMINATED FOR PRESTIGIOUS TV AWARD

Yesterday, it was announced that the TV-series MORDEN I SANDHAMN (The Sandhamn Murders), based on Viveca Sten’s popular crime series with the same name, was nominated for the Kristallen Awards, in the category best TV-drama. The prestigious Kristallen is a coveted prize similar to America’s Emmy Awards and we could not be happier for Viveca and everybody involved in the production.

www.expressen.se/noje/de-ar-nominerade-till-kristallen-galan/

STEVE SEM-SANDBERG SHORT-LISTED FOR THE JAN MICHALSKI PRIZE 2013

We are happy to announce that Steve Sem-Sandberg’s award-winning novel THE EMPEROR OF LIES (De fattiga i Łódź) has been shortlisted for the prestigious Jan Michalski Prize 2013. The Swiss literary award was created by the Fondation Jan Michalski pour l’Ecriture et la Littérature, founded in 2004 by Vera Michalski-Hoffman in memory of her husband Jan Michalski. Its purpose is to recognize and promote authors from around the world and world literature in general.

THE EMPEROR OF LIES has previously been awarded with The August Prize, a coveted Swedish Literary Award. The novel was also short-listed for the prestigious Nordic Council Award in 2010. It won Swedish Radio’s Kerstin M Lundberg Prize and was nominated for the French literary award Prix Médicis – Roman Étranger.

http://www.fondation-janmichalski.com/en/prix-jan-michalski/edition-2013/

LATEST REVIEW FOR “THE SCANDALOUS” (DE SKANDALÖSA) BY SIMONA AHRNSTEDT

The latest review for Simona Ahrnstedt’s novel The Scandalous (De skandalösa) comes from LitteraturMagazinet in Sweden. Emma Kreü writes that Simona represents the type of Romance where humour mixed with classical elements are combined with modern markers. The author thereby removes the traditional gender roles and poor attitude towards women, that are typically seen in the genre, from her own novels and elevates her writing above many other Romance authors. Kreü continues to say that The Scandalous is a novel where

Love, entanglements and passion on several different levels, combined with characters that have both self-distance, humour and maturity, contribute to a successful mix and a fun read. Simply put, Romance for 21st Century readers.

Read the whole review here www.litteraturmagazinet.se/simona-ahrnstedt/de-skandalosa/recension/emma-kreu and do not miss the exposay on Simona in the same magazine www.litteraturmagazinet.se/simona-ahrnstedt/intervjuer/romance-pa-frammarsch.