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Winner of the August Prize for Best Swedish Novel 2011!

Korparna. Tomas Bannerhed
Original title: Korparna
Original publication: Weyler förlag
Genre: Fiction

With increasing horror, a boy watches his father, a farmer, despair over the circumstances. The meager fields don’t yield enough, but the father, despite nearly going insane from the dreary toil on the farm, is possessed with the idea that the son must take over and carry on the legacy. The chain of generations of tormented small farmers must remain intact.

The boy finds refuge with the birds. It is Sweden, it is Smaland, it is a different 1970s. Tomas Bannerhed’s first novel is a razor-sharp depiction of a boy’s anguish before the world and adult life.
 


AWARDS
August Prize 2011

REVIEWS

“One element that shines through The Ravens is Bannerhed’s ability to write tenderly of failure and of failed tenderness.”

Times Literary Supplement

“His high pitched debut demonstrates both talent and maturity, while having something epic about it, immersed in man and his circumstances.”

Smålandsposten

“It is difficult to grasp that The Ravens really is a first novel. This is a mature, terrifically interesting, writer, that it will be a pleasure to follow.”

Dagens Nyheter

“It is so deftly written, so sharp in all its daily details and the way it captures the psychological events, that it, in my view, surpasses most of what has been written in Swedish in recent times

Norra Västerbotten

“It is difficult to grasp that The Ravens really is a first novel. This is a mature, terrifically interesting, writer, that it will be a pleasure to follow.”

Dagens Nyheter

“Tomas Bannerhed’s The Ravens is the best Swedish first novel I have read in a long time” (…) “Bannerhed’s prose is as compressed as free-floating, a leaden text carried upwards by the thermals.”

Expressen

“Tomas Bannerhed’s prose is exceptionally mature and is able to portray a bird date so that it becomes action-packed.”

Svenska Dagbladet

RIGHTS SOLD

Film rights sold to Studio Jens Assur.

Turkish rights sold to Delta Publishing

 

Bulgarian rights sold to Perseus.

Dutch rights sold to De Geus.

Danish rights sold to Gyldendal.

Estonian rights sold to Hea Lugu.

Norwegian rights sold to Gyldendal.

French rights sold to Gallimard.

German rights sold to Btb.

World English sold to Clerkenwell Press UK.

World English rights sold to Clerkenwell Press UK

AGENT

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