19 April 2018
This year’s most anticipated novel is here! After more than 500 000 copies sold of her previous works, award winning Lena Andersson publishes her new novel, Svea’s son. A tender, funny and forgiving portrait of the wood workshop teacher Ragnar Johansson and a razor-sharp comedic rendering of the progress and ruin of the industrial welfare state.
Hedlund Agency proudly welcomes John Ajvide Lindqvist, author of the international best seller Let the right one in. Ajvide Lindqvist, named ”the new Stephen King” by The Times, is one of Sweden’s greatest storytellers, mixing tenderly human and realistic tales with thrilling horror. His works are published in 33 countries.
5 April 2018
We are receiving the most wonderful reviews for the US edition of Elisabeth Åsbrink’s 1947. Where now begins. How about the following quotes:
“The Swedish journalist Åsbrink’s “1947” is an extraordinary achievement. […] Åsbrink is throughout attentive to the complex dynamic produced by the Holocaust’s multiple aftermaths, the urgently necessary and terrifyingly confusing process of decolonization and the consolidation of the Soviet bloc. Her constant intercutting of the world-shaking with the quotidian — including her father as a child navigating post-Nazi Budapest — underscores a challenge to more mainstream genres of history writing. The year 1947 did mark a tipping point between the savagery of the immediate past and the tentative stirrings of postwar potentialities. Ultimately most compelling is 1947’s relationship to our present. A chilling recurrent subplot involves the remarkably rapid regrouping of undeterred ex-Nazis, already inventing denialism, networking transnationally and dreaming up a renewed pan-fascist future.”
—NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
“…[A] gripping history, formed as a patchwork of significant events. In Paris, the final names are added to the treaties ending the war; in New York, Billie Holiday plays Carnegie Hall; in Cairo, the Arab League convenes on the issue of Palestine; on a Scottish island, George Orwell completes “1984.”…[Åsbrink’s] careful juxtaposition of disparate events highlights an underlying interconnectedness and suggests a new way of thinking about the postwar era.”
“… she creates a sense of history unfolding in real time. Åsbrink presents scenes from around the world alongside one another, making for juxtapositions that are sometimes ironic, sometimes damning, and always tinged with sadness.”
—THE NEW REPUBLIC
We are thrilled to announce that the wonderful debut by Charlotte Aquilonius, editor-at-large at Albert Bonniers förlag, is now published by Modernista. A gothic adventure, a contemporary tale reminiscent of a bygone era. Bram Stoker meets Quentin Tarantino in this bewitching novel for all who can’t get enough of Stranger Things, True Blood, and who know an accomplished story when they see one. A simultaneously fantastical and realistic fairy tale for readers with a craving for enchantment.
Charlotte about her writing:
“Do you write?” People have asked me that question many times and I have stood perplexed, a little embarrassed, sometimes annoyed. Out of professional pride – no, not everyone working in publishing secretly wants to become a writer – but also because I have been hesitant in what to reply. “I get to indulge in linguistics at work. That is enough for me. ” True. And false. “Write? Don’t we all?” Cleaver. To reply with a (rhetorical) question. “I believe that I am a better reader than I am a writer.” A humble favourite. In any case, one day I thought to myself that I should stop messing about and I picked up something I started a long time ago. And now it is easier to reply to that question and tell it like it is. That my daydreams wrote a novel.
22 February 2018
Ninni Schulman celebrates 100 000 copies sold – again! Both Our Own Little Secret AND now, Welcome Home passed 100 000 copies sold. Publishing house Forum marks this with a golden copy of the book. Congratulations to Ninni Schulman!
Danish rights sold to People´s Press
Croatian rights sold to Naklada Ljevak
Norwegian rights sold to Cappelen-Damm.
North American rights sold to Penguin Books
Russian rights sold to AST Publishers.