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Obsession close to 70 000 copies sold!

20 June 2018

Swedish crime author Ninni Schulman, whose stand-alone OBSESSION was released by Forum end of April now sold nearly 70 000 copies in Sweden only.

Quotes from reviews:

“well-written, elegantly composed, and suspenseful. With the just-published Obsession, Schulman does something utterly new.” Norra Skåne

“Here, Schulman steps off the well-trodden path and writes a book about something utterly different. And it turns out to work very well.” Smålandsposten

“Ragingly, uncannily good. /…/ Ninni Schulman’s stand-alone novel starts out like a happy fairytale, but soon something goes awry. The suspense slowly builds, and I greedily devour page after page to find out what’s going on. Who is deranged and whose experience is real?” TARA

”A very skillfully executed page-turner, both contemplative and eerily chilling”. BTJ

Rights are so far sold to Denmark (People’s Press), Norway (Cappelen Damm), Italy (Marsilio) Netherlands (Harper Collins) and  Poland (Sonia Draga).

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Cannes award for Border!

22 May 2018

The movie “Border”, based on John Ajvide Lindqvist’s short story Gräns and directed by film maker Ali Abbasi, has won the Cannes film festival prize Un Certain Regard.

It is a genre-bending Nordic puzzler and it emerged victorious in a varied international field of 18 titles from newcomers and established festival favorites alike, with Sergei Loznitsa’s “Donbass,” Meryem Benm’Barek’s “Sofia,” João Salaviza and Renée Nader Messora’s “The Dead and the Others” and Lukas Dhont’s “Girl” completing the list of prizewinners.

The film centres on a Swedish customs officer with an uncanny sense of smell, thrown into a moral and personal quandary over a suspicious traveler that upends the world as she knows it. Screening early in the festival, it swiftly became one of the buzziest titles in the section with critics and audiences alike. Variety critic Alissa Simon was among the yay-sayers, predicting “cult classic” status for “an exciting, intelligent mix of romance, Nordic noir, social realism, and supernatural horror that defies and subverts genre conventions.”

The awards were presented, briskly and with little preamble, by this year’s Un Certain Regard jury president Benicio Del Toro — himself an award winner at Cannes 10 years ago, when he won Best Actor in Competition for Steven Soderbergh’s “Che.” His fellow jurors included actor Virginie Ledoyen, filmmakers Annemarie Jacir and Kantemir Balagov, and Telluride festival director Julie Huntsinger.

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Lena Andersson no. 3 on the Swedish bestseller list for April!

17 May 2018

Lena Andersson’s new novel Svea’s son is on third place on the official Swedish bestseller list for the month of April. The book was published on the 12th of April and apart from selling extremely well, it has also received excellent reviews. A selection below:

“…what unites the two Esther novels and Svea’s Son is the issue of being true to oneself, of daring to and being able to. And what this modern possibility of truth – we might call it self-realization – demands to become possible. A society with a strong state? Trust? Inner stature? … This spring, the author Lena Andersson is travelling around as if on her own campaign trail, talking about the book. It is sure to cause interesting discussions – this is a novel that calls out to a collective readership. SVT

“This is what makes Lena Andersson a great novelist: time and again, her characters defiantly find a mirror in which they begin speaking in the author’s own voice, from a powerful inner urge.” Svenska Dagbladet

“It is gripping – and wonderfully contradictory – how Ragnar in time finds solace and pleasure in consenting to the ‘idea that you are what you say and feel that you are, and that everything is subjective and relative’. And in the end, Ragnar paints flowers on his geometric woodwork.” Expressen

Click here for the bestseller list.

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Bara du (Obsession) passed over 25 000 copies sold!

Swedish crime author Ninni Schulman, whose stand-alone OBSESSION was released by Forum on April 24, already sold over 25 000 copies!

Quotes from early reviews:

“well-written, elegantly composed, and suspenseful. With the just-published Obsession, Schulman does something utterly new.” Norra Skåne

“Here, Schulman steps off the well-trodden path and writes a book about something utterly different. And it turns out to work very well.” Smålandsposten

“Ragingly, uncannily good. /…/ Ninni Schulman’s stand-alone novel starts out like a happy fairytale, but soon something goes awry. The suspense slowly builds, and I greedily devour page after page to find out what’s going on. Who is deranged and whose experience is real?” TARA

”A very skillfully executed page-turner, both contemplative and eerily chilling”. BTJ

Rights are sold so far to Denmark (People’s Press), Norway (Cappelen Damm), Italy (Marsilio) and Poland (Sonia Draga).

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Starred Review for Robert Karjel!

14 May 2018

Robert Karjel has received a starred review in Publishers Weekly for After the Monsoon. The US edition will be published by Harper Collins on the 3rd of July.

“Karjel’s excellent sequel to 2015’s The Swede finds Ernst Grip, a member of Sweden’s security police, attached to a raid on a suspected Somali terrorist cell in an immigrant Stockholm neighborhood. Normally an agent on the bodyguard detachment, the unenthusiastic Grip and a gung ho SWAT team break into an apartment, where they apprehend three men. The only piece of intel they glean happens later, under interrogation: a cryptic reference that one of the three makes to a terrorist known only as Yuhuudi (the Jew). Meanwhile, an army lieutenant with Swedish forces in Djibouti is shot dead at a shooting range, and Grip is dispatched to the Horn of Africa to investigate. His mission there is complicated by the kidnapping of a Swedish family from their sailboat by Somali pirates. Grip faces a host of dangers large and small before arriving at the morally complex solution to the lieutenant’s killing. No surprise, Yuhuudi turns out to have a role in Grip’s adventures. With its realistic characters, sophisticated plotting, and assured prose, this entry puts Karjel at the top of the thriller pack.”

– Publisher Weekly, May 14th 2018

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