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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.


Stridsberg, Bannerhed and Einhorn shortlisted for Swedish National Radio Literary Prize 2019.

10 January 2019

Stridsberg, Bannerhed and Einhorn shortlisted for Swedish National Radio Literary Prize 2019.

We begin the year with the wonderful news that three of our authors are shortlisted for The Swedish National Radio Literary Prize 2019. Sara Stridsberg’s Antarctica of Love, Tomas Bannerhed’s The Yearning and Lena Einhorn’s The Genius from Breslau are shortlisted, accompanied by Lyra Koli.

The prize ceremony takes place on the 12th of April.


Simon Häggström to Hedlund Agency

20 December 2018

In the spring of 2019 his first novel – based on real events and the first in a series – will be published in Sweden by Harper Collins Nordic. Now, he joins Hedlund Literary Agency.  

Simon Häggström has been a detective for 10 years, specializing on prostitution and human trafficking. His first book, a nonfiction reportage on prostitution titled Shadow Law, was published in 2016 to much media buzz, followed by the sequel Night City in 2017.

Simon Häggström is a detective with the Swedish national police’s human trafficking unit. 

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Rights sold

French Film rights sold to Thelma

April 2019

Finnish Rights sold to Siltala

April 2019

Norwegian rights sold to Aschehoug

March 2019

Romainian rights sold to RAO DISTRIBUTIE

March 2019

Danish rights sold to Modtryk

February 2019

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