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Ninni Schulman and Lena Andersson on the Swedish bestseller list

7 May 2018

We are thrilled to report that Ninni Schulman’s psychological thriller Obsession went straight to the top of the official Swedish bestseller list for the last week of April. Lena Andersson’s generational novel Svea’s son is on third place.

Click here to see the full list

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Mikael Niemi shortlisted for Book of the Year!

26 April 2018

Mikeal Niemi’s wonderful novel To Cook a Bear has been shortlisted for Bonnier’s Book club’s Book of the Year Award. The winning book will be announced at the Göteborg Book Fair in September.

Click here to vote and see the whole list of nominees.

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New novel by Lena Andersson!

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.

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Hedlund Literary Agency welcomes John Ajvide Lindqvist!

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.

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Rave reviews for US edition of 1947

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

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Hungarian rights sold to Park Kiado

June 2018

Danish rights sold to C&K

June 2018

Dutch rights sold to Harper Collins Holland

June 2018

Brazilian rights sold to Ayine

June 2018

World English rights sold to Other Press

June 2018

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