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SOFIA NORDIN’S “ONE SECOND AT A TIME” NOMINATED FOR THE NORDIC COUNCIL CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE’S LITERATURE PRIZE!

Motivation: Sofia Nordin’s gripping, dense and horrid story about life after a catastrophe is unique of its kind. It crawls under your skin, poses questions about our existence and confronts us with things that we would rather not think about.
“One second at a time” is moving, and captivating story of survival against all odds featuring 11-year old Hedvig who is left alone in the world when her entire family, along with the rest of the population, has died in a mysterious fever. It was published last year by Rabén & Sjögren.
Sofia Nordin made her debut as a children’s author in 2003, and has since then published a number of books for teenagers and young readers. Two of her books, Night Sky (2009) and It Happens Now (2010) were shortlisted for the August Prize. In 2005 her first novel for adults was published. Critics and readers alike have praised her books.
Read more about Sofia at www.sofianordin.se

SIMONA AHRNSTEDT HOSTS POPULAR BOOK BLOG THROUGHOUT MARCH

Don’t miss as Simona Ahrnstedt takes over Swedish book site Bokhora’s very popular blog for the entire month of March. Our famous Scandinavian queen of romance will be discussing all the things you need and wanted to know about reading, writing and romance. All three books in her historical romance trilogy The Wadenstierna Series is currently in Swedish the paperback bestseller chart and Simona is putting the finishing touches on her first contemporary romance novel Only One Night.

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“WEST OF LIBERTY” IS NAMED CRIME DEBUT OF THE YEAR

Thomas Engström’s “West of Liberty” wins Crime Debut of the Year

The Swedish Crime Academy has named Thomas Engström’s “West of Liberty” (“Väster om friheten”) the Crime Debut of the Year with the following motivation: “A fully developed international thriller in an aptly portrayed Berlin setting.” Some of the previous winners of the debutant prize include well-known household names such as Håkan Nesser, Åsa Larsson and Johan Theorin.
“West of Liberty” – published by Albert Bonniers Förlag – is the first title in a trilogy about former Stasi agent Ludwig Licht. The book has received plenty of positive attention in the Swedish press with Skånska Dagbladet calling it “a spy novel to fall in love with” and Aftonbladet’s Ingalill Mosander comparing Engström to John le Carré (“but with more humour”) and branding it “a thriller of high international standard.”

While the book isn’t actually Engström’s first novel, it is however his first as a crime author and judging by the response it has been a very successful transition. Congratulations, Thomas!

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STEVE SEM-SANDBERG’S “THE CHOSEN ONES” TO ROBERT LAFFONT IN FRANCE

We are happy to announce that Steve Sem-Sandberg’s upcoming novel THE CHOSEN ONES (De utvalda) has been sold to Robert Laffont in France. This French powerhouse published the author’s internationally succesful novel THE EMPEROR OF LIES (De fattiga i Lodz) in 2011. Aside from the fantastic reviews the book was also nominated for the Prix Médicis etranger as well as shortlisted for the Jan Michalski Prize for Literature 2013.