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Millennium 5: The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye ready to be released

17 February 2017

David Lagercrantz’s second book in the Millennium-series, with the Swedish title Mannen som jagade sin skugga, is ready to be published. In this book the main character Lisbeth Salander is imprisoned in a harsh women’s jail when she gets new information about her past.

This autumn, on September 7th, ”The Man who Chased his Shadow” (Swedish title) will be released around the world.

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Ann-Helén Laestadius Shortlisted for Norrlands Literary Award 2016

10 February 2017

Ann-Helén Laestadius (Ten Past One) is shortlisted for Norrlands Literary Award 2016.

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Peter Sandström awarded the Runeberg Prize 2017

7 February 2017

This year, the Runeberg Prize jury shortlisted seven novels and one poetry collection for the award. One of them is Peter Sandström’s novel Laudatur. And that one was awarded the Runeberg Prize 2017!

Says the jury:

In Peter Sandström’s (b. 1963) fictional universe, men are not very comfortable in their masculinity. The protagonist of Laudatur is a middle-aged family man who has accepted his place in life and household – not too far from the washing machine – just as the rest of the family is ready to move on. While he waits for them to return, he recalls the long-lost summer in which his father attempted to teach him how to shoot, although none of them really wanted to, and mother struck father across the head with a hoe. In prose both sensitive and concrete, Sandström exposes the touching oddities and peculiar behaviors of his characters, set in a mostly realistic coastal Finnish landscape that at times waxes surreal and eerie.

The winner was announced on 5 February 2017. The Runeberg Prize includes a €10.000 stipend.

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Peter Sandström shortlisted for the 2017 Runeberg Prize

10 December 2016

This year, the Runeberg Prize jury has shortlisted seven novels and one poetry collection for the award. One of them is Peter Sandström’s novel Laudatur.

Says the jury:

In Peter Sandström’s (b. 1963) fictional universe, men are not very comfortable in their masculinity. The protagonist of Laudatur is a middle-aged family man who has accepted his place in life and household – not too far from the washing machine – just as the rest of the family is ready to move on. While he waits for them to return, he recalls the long-lost summer in which his father attempted to teach him how to shoot, although none of them really wanted to, and mother struck father across the head with a hoe. In prose both sensitive and concrete, Sandström exposes the touching oddities and peculiar behaviors of his characters, set in a mostly realistic coastal Finnish landscape that at times waxes surreal and eerie.

The winner will be announced on 5 February 2017. The Runeberg Prize includes a €10.000 stipend.

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August Prize 2016 to Ann-Helén Laestadius for Ten Past One!

10 November 2016

August Prize 2016 to Ann-Helén Laestadius and her Ten Past One.

“It is about the collective grief of a changing community, about civil society and local politics, and about love and friendship. In energetic prose, Laestadius intertwines place, politics and psychology”, read the motivation of the jury.

Ten Past One is set in the town of Kiruna in the very north  of Sweden, and Ann-Helén Laestadius received the prize, dressed in traditional Sami costume.

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Rights sold

Norwegian rights sold to Oktober

September 2017

Italian rights sold to Iperborea

September 2017

German rights sold to BTB

September 2017

Czech rights sold to Bourdon

August 2017

Romanian rights sold to RAO

August 2017

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