24 September 2018
Vintage UK is relaunching Ingmar Bergman’s familiy trilogy in beautiful new editions and updated translations. To be published in October 2018.
For the second consecutive week, both Sara Stridsberg’s Antarctica of Love (Albert Bonniers förlag) and Tomas Bannerhed’s The Yearning (Weyler förlag) are on the prestigious Dagens Nyheter Critics’ list. Both books has also received fantastic reviews.
3 September 2018
Robert Karjel’s After the Monsoon has received a number of excellent reviews since it’s publication this summer.
“So it’s refreshing to find the action in Robert Karjel’s “After the Monsoon” set in a place that is the opposite of Sweden: Djibouti, a “little thumbnail of land” where the Horn of Africa meets the Gulf of Aden, and two plotlines converge.[…] Every corner of this rich, rewarding novel features one or another subversion of stereotypes — the Somali-Ukrainian lounge pianist who’s a superb spy, the bookish tween girl who’s braver than her alpha-male father — chief among which is that the main character is gay. But there’s even a wrinkle to that twist: It turns out that Grip is actually bisexual, creating some interesting dynamics.[…] Karjel’s characters, however, are nuanced, their relationships complex and the background texture evocative; his subversions are of a delicious flavor.”
“After the Monsoon is an engrossing, intense, and suspenseful multi-layered thriller set in the Gulf of Aden and the Horn of Africa. From the tension-filled opening chapter, to the escalating conflict, and the palpable sense of dread sustained throughout the story, readers will be kept on the edge of their seats until the final page. […] Robert Karjel has done an outstanding job of penning an intricately plotted novel one wants to read in its entirety without taking a break. He has created complex and nuanced characters, and the motivations behind their actions are understandable and plausible. He has also achieved the perfect balance between action and relevant backstory, along with skillfully interweaving multiple story lines. Many of the surprising twists and turns will keep readers anticipating what will happen next.”
31 August 2018
The Ravens, based on Tomas Bannerhed’s novel with the same title and directed by Jens Assur has been shortlisted for the Nordic Council Film award 2018.
Congratulations Tomas and Jens, it is so wonderful to see this story travel.
30 August 2018
Sweden has selected Ali Abbasi’s Cannes winner “Border”, based on a John Ajvide Lindqvist’s as its entry for best foreign-language film at this year’s 91st Academy Awards. The Swedish Film Institute announced the choice Tuesday.
The film was chosen by the seven members of the Swedish Oscar Committee, which was presided over by Anna Serner, CEO of the Swedish Film Institute.
“Border” saw its world premiere in the Un Certain Regard program at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in May, where it went on to win the section’s top prize. It follows a customs officer (Eva Melander), with an extraordinary sense of smell, who develops a strange attraction to a suspect she’s investigating, leading to revelations that call into question her entire existence.
Italian rights sold to Iperborea
Norwegian rights sold to Gyldendal
German rights sold to BTB
Israeli rights sold to Achuzat Bayit Publishers
French rights sold to Gallimard