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EXTRA: Sara Stridsberg is nominated for the 2019 Man Booker international prize!

13 March 2019

We are extremely proud to announce that Sara Stridsberg’s The Faculty of Dreams is one of 13 titles on the long list for the 2019 Man Booker international prize. The book will be published in the UK by MacLehose press on the 18th of April. The prize winner will be announced on the 21th of May.

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Crime guru raves about Magnus Montelius Eight months!

4 March 2019

The Swedish crime guru Leif GW Persson honors Eights months by Magnus Montelius in the Swedish newspaper Expressen:

“Another author who has raised my spirits recently is Magnus Montelius. [Eight Months] is a political thriller about the most impenetrable and maze-like corridors of power. It is the story of an extraordinarily charming psychopath with delusions of grandeur, surrounded by all the usual sycophantic men and women, and who, just in case, has also engaged Russian operatives in order to realize his political ambitions.

[It is] deftly composed and ceaselessly suspenseful while also provoking a thought or two, at least in my mind. Unlike Montelius, I have actually spent a number of years in Rosenbad [Swedish Government HQ], so how accurate is his description of the Swedish political establishment? Not particularly, I would say, which nonetheless is completely irrelevant in view of the fictitious description that he offers. Literary entertainment at its best.”

– Leif GW Persson


We are proud to welcome world-renowned author and historian Peter Englund to Hedlund Agency!

1 February 2019

Stay tuned for news from his pen…a new manuscript will be ready by April, 2019!


Such glimmering reviews for Niels Fredrik Dahl’s Mother by Night, just published by Natur och Kultur in Sweden!

31 January 2019

“And so, these glimpses of a life flicker past, dark nights with burning rivers … Together, they make up a brilliant, vulnerable, vivacious, and self-deprecating story about the most difficult issues of existence.”


“Mother by Night is an elegy that doesn’t shy away from the crudeness of self-deception, and that portrays the difficulty of talking to those whom we are closest to in life. Those whom we should perhaps talk to the most. It is a lightly dressed book that doesn’t avert its gaze. ”



“Norwegian author Niels Fredrik Dahl’s prose is a poetic chant, a spell whose rhetoric suspends time and surrounds the reader with the sounds and scents of its words. It is probably the most beautiful ego-centrism I have ever read, it is the world deciphered from within, it is the Self as the epicenter of the world. It is also the most infernal personal portrayal of an alcoholic’s self-deception, possibly in competition with that of Swedish author P.O. Enquist. Its psychology is almost petrifying, it holds the mystery of the locked room, an echo chamber of past voices and demons. It is a book that is unlikely to leave one’s mind once one has finished it.”



“Dahl’s poetic, delicate style magnificently captures what it is like to long for but not be able to escape the agony of abuse, or indeed of life.”



Multiple awards for Border!

30 January 2019

The movie Border, based on the short story by John Ajvide Lindqvist, received multiple prizes at the Swedish Guldbagge Awards. Six in total, including Best Picture, Best actress in a leading role and Best actor in a supporting role to name a few. Huge congratulations to John and the whole team behind the movie.

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Norwegian audio/streaming rights sold to Lydbokforlaget

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Norwegian audio/streaming rights sold to Lydbokforlaget

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