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.

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Nordin Agency acquires Nilsson Literary Agency

We would like to announce that we have acquired Nilsson Literary Agency based in Malmö. The two agencies have had a close contact during the past years and it is with pride we continue the work that has been done by Henrik Nilsson, who now solely will focus on his author career. Authors from Nilsson Agency that will join us are Carina Bergfeldt, Torbjörn Flygt, Åsa Foster, Ninni Holmqvist, Anna Karolina Larsson, Björn Larsson, Henrik B. Nilsson and Mårten Sandén. These author are among the top in their respective genre and we are very happy to have their confidence to represent them under the Nordin Agency flag and to continue to manage their works of literature.

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.

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!