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Swedish Debut to Germany and Poland through preempts

9 March 2017

Hedlund Literary Agency are proud to have accepted preempts from German publisher Rowohlt and Polish publisher Sonia Draga, in two-book deals for Anna Tell’s Four Days in Kabul. The book is the first entry in a new series about hostage negotiator and military instructor Amanda Lund. The launch title of the series follows what happens when two Swedish diplomats go missing from the embassy in Kabul. Swedish house Wahlström & Widstrand will publish the novel in June. Tell has spent over 20 years serving in the Swedish military and as a policewoman.

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David Lagercrantz in Dagens Nyheter on writing M5: I now have her in my veins

23 February 2017

David Lagercrantz’s second book in the Millennium-series, with the Swedish title ”The Man who Chased his Shadow”, is ready to be published. In this book the main character Lisbeth Salander is imprisoned in a harsh women’s jail when she gets new information about her past.

Read more here: David Lagercrantz in Dagens Nyheter

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Millennium 5: The Man who Chased his Shadow ready to be released

17 February 2017

David Lagercrantz’s second book in the Millennium-series, with the Swedish title ”The Man who Chased his Shadow”, is ready to be published. In this book the main character Lisbeth Salander is imprisoned in a harsh women’s jail when she gets new information about her past.

This autumn, on September 7th, ”The Man who Chased his Shadow” (Swedish title) will be released around the world.

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Ann-Helén Laestadius Shortlisted for Norrlands Literary Award 2016

10 February 2017

Ann-Helén Laestadius (Ten Past One) is shortlisted for Norrlands Literary Award 2016.

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Peter Sandström awarded the Runeberg Prize 2017

7 February 2017

This year, the Runeberg Prize jury shortlisted seven novels and one poetry collection for the award. One of them is Peter Sandström’s novel Laudatur. And that one was awarded the Runeberg Prize 2017!

Says the jury:

In Peter Sandström’s (b. 1963) fictional universe, men are not very comfortable in their masculinity. The protagonist of Laudatur is a middle-aged family man who has accepted his place in life and household – not too far from the washing machine – just as the rest of the family is ready to move on. While he waits for them to return, he recalls the long-lost summer in which his father attempted to teach him how to shoot, although none of them really wanted to, and mother struck father across the head with a hoe. In prose both sensitive and concrete, Sandström exposes the touching oddities and peculiar behaviors of his characters, set in a mostly realistic coastal Finnish landscape that at times waxes surreal and eerie.

The winner was announced on 5 February 2017. The Runeberg Prize includes a €10.000 stipend.

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Rights sold

Estonian rights sold to Tammerraamat OÜ

March 2017

Polish rights sold to Sonia Draga

March 2017

Norwegian rights sold to Oktober

March 2017

German rights sold to Rowohlt

February 2017

Swedish rights sold to Piratförlaget

January 2017

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