So proud to let you know that Maria Nilsson Thore’s A PACK OF YOUR OWN was picked by the Times as the Best Children’s Book of the Week right before the Christmas holidays! A glowing review, it reads:
“The words are lively; the story is only just the right side of mawkish, but it’s the author’s stylish, funny illustrations that make the book a thing of beauty. The art is in the tradition of the English twins Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone, the prolific illustrators of the 1950s whose work adorned the first editions of Dodie Smith’s One Hundred and One Dalmatians. It’s marrowbone for lovers of pre-digital, old-fashioned children’s books, and an excellent Christmas gift for doggy folk, old and young, with lavatory shelved that need adorning.”
What an honour, we couldn’t be more proud to be representing this book and author.
The jury’s motivation reads:
Nesser’s books are original and charming, with a sophisticated humour, something that makes him a non-traditional crime author. How he depicts human tragedies while keeping up the warmth of the dialogues, attests great storytelling.Håkan Nesser challenges and expands the framework of crime. His plots are surprising, impossible to predict and well-written. Simultaneously, he hits the reader on an emotional level. Creating a believable and put together character gallery, means that the reader engage strongly in the lives of the characters.Love, revenge, growing old, sickness and death, belief and philosophy are all depicted with subtlety and wit. Crime can be a golden tool to write about the human existence, and Nesser often plays on failing love and infidelity as devilish driving forces. When a person is under pressure and want to hide the truth, they can step over dead bodies to save themselves or the people closest to them.
Anna-Karin Palm is awarded The Doblougska Prize 2022.
The prize is awarded by The Swedish Academy to reward and support Swedish and Norwegian fiction as well as literary historical research. The monetary award is 200, 000 SEK.
Our warmest congratulations to Anna-Karin!
Our warmest congratulations to Ella-Maria Nutti on being awarded the Umeå Cultural Committee’s Scholarship for Cultural Practitioners 2022! The Committee recognizes two individuals each year for their contributions to the arts, with two awards to the value of 20,000 SEK each year.
The Committee’s statement on the award:
‘Ella-Maria Nutti is awarded the cultural committee’s scholarship for cultural practitioners in 2022 for her work as a novelist. In her debut novel, COFFEE WITH MILK, we see a young and promising authorship taking shape. Nutti’s book addresses the difficulties of family relationships. It is specific, but also universal, written with a sensitive hand/pen. Nutti’s continuing path as a writer will be an exciting journey to follow.’
COFFEE WITH MILK was published in February this year by Wahlström & Widstrand and foreign rights are represented by Bonnier Rights. Contact Johanna Lindborg for further information and material.
We are very happy and excited to announce that THE WOLF RUN has won best audio book in the category Novel at Storytel Awards 2022. Huge congratulations to author Kerstin Ekman and reader Lennart Jäkel!
The jury’s motivation: “Like sitting by a camp fire and listening to a story about life and death.”
THE DARK HEART was awarded “Best Series” in the International Panorama competition at Series Mania in Lille, France.
The series, produced by FLX, is a psychological thriller based on the true-crime book by Joakim Palmkvist. Premiering on Discovery+, the adaptation is a dramatized version of the story of how a Missing People volunteer solved a murder that left the police stumped in Förlösa in 2012.
Earlier this year, the series premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in the Indie Episodic category. REInvent Studios, who are handling international sales, have sold the series to Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Poland, with more territories expected to be announced soon. The book has so far been published in the US (Amazon Crossing), Russia (Eksmo Publishing) and Poland (Burda Publishing).
Clear your calendars and make room on the couch, because tomorrow night, February 9th, THE DARK HEART premieres on Discovery+!
The series is based on Joakim Palmkvist’s thriller-like true-crime sensation of the same name, which was first published by Albert Bonniers Förlag in 2017 and tells the story of a Missing People volunteer who solved a murder case that had left the police befuddled in Förlösa, 2012.
It is produced by the leading Swedish production company FLX, the team behind international Netflix hits such as Quicksand, Bonus Family, and Love and Anarchy. THE DARK HEART recently had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, where it was selected for the category Indie Episodic.
Bonnier Rights sold the film/TV-rights to the book to FLX in the summer of 2021. The book can be read in English, Russian and Polish.
We are excited that Kerstin Ekman’s beloved and highly acclaimed novel, THE WOLF RUN, is now sold to Books XXI in the Ukraine and in Spain to Tusquets Editores and Les Hores, which means that fans there will be able to read the book in both Spanish and Catalan. THE WOLF RUN is now sold to 11 territories and can be read in 12 languages!
For those who have not yet had the oppotunity to read THE WOLF RUN, we can promise an intimate and captivating portrait of nature and the human psyche from an author who can be compared to the likes of Ernest Hemingway, August Strindberg and Harry Martinson (whose chair in the Swedish Nobel Academy, Ekman, fittingly, took over in 1978) and with more recent authors such as Richard Powers.
We are proud to announce that the following books are nominated to the audiobook prize Storytel Awards 2022!
Category Novel (Roman)
THE WOLF RUN by Kerstin Ekman (Albert Bonniers Förlag)
RUMOUR HAS IT by Anna Larsson (Bazar Förlag)
Category Suspense (Spänning)
IN THE FAILING LIGHT by Mari Jungstedt (Albert Bonniers Förlag)
Category Women’s Fiction (Feelgood)
THE WOMEN AT FLANAGANS BY Åsa Hellberg (Forum Förlag)
Category Non-Fiction (Fakta)
TOUGH CALLS by Jonas Eriksson (Forum Förlag)
Audiobook listeners can vote for their favourites until February 9th. The winners will be presented March 31st.
Congratulatios to all! We keep fingers and toes crossed!
Eager to vote? This is where!
We are happy and proud to announce that Kerstin Ekmans‘s masterful novel THE WOLF RUN is nominated for the prestigious Prize for Best Swedish Novel 2022 awarded by Swedish National Radio (Sveriges Radios romanpris 2022). The winner will be announced on April 9th.
The prize awarded by the Swedish National Radio is quite unique in Sweden, as it is selected by juries consisting of readers and book groups, rather than critics or booksellers.
We keep our fingers and toes crossed!
THE WOLF RUN is now sold to 9 territories.