50.000 copies sold within a month!
The seventh and final installment in the Hagfors-series by Ninni Schulman, The Day Has Come, has only been out for a month, and sales already amounts to over 50.000 copies! Not only that, but the previous part in the series has reached the magical number of 100.000 copies. Fantastic news, and huge congratulations to both Ninni Schulman and Bokförlaget Forum!
Happy release day!
The first installment of Line 17 – Sole Witness – is now available in all formats, on all platforms! Picture from the sunny and covid-safe signing yesterday.
Is it possible to connect Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Greta Thunberg, Linnaeus, Pippi Longstocking and Lisbeth Salander with a single line that crosses centuries?
Made in Sweden is a real “national lexicon”, a beautiful historical essay, a sharp social analysis and a personal story at the same time. These are words by Italian critics following the launch of made in Sweden in Italy! Congratulations Elisabeth Åsbrink!
“Made in Sweden is an exercise in precision on identity built from words and transformed into ideas, but it is also a warning: know your thoughts, your light and your shadows. Know your contradictions and know your lies: know your story.” – Tuttolibri La Stampa
“Made in Sweden is a great book that challenges political correctness by telling a true and complex Sweden, far from clichés and postcard portrait.” Il Venerdì – La Repubblica
“The author has a lot of fun putting in line and then, sometimes, debunking myths that might seem indisputable and that have made Scandinavian society and lifestyle the most desirable and evolved in the world.” – Repubblica.it
“Is it possible to connect Gustavo I Vasa and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Linnaeus and Greta Thunberg, Pippi Longstocking and Lisbeth Salander with a single line that crosses centuries, to bring out a single picture that makes sense? Made in Sweden is a real “national lexicon” capable of telling the story of a country through characters and clichés” – Il Manifesto
“Made in Sweden is a beautiful historical essay, a sharp social analysis and a personal story at the same time.” – La Stampa
Book of the Year 2021 nomination for The Kindness!
The Kindness by John Ajvide Lindqvist is nominated for the Book of the Year 2021 Award” The Jury writes. “Spellbinding and frightfully good about human relations and compassion. A container is found in the harbour of Norrtälje. When it is opened coldness spreads around people and the every day kindness begins to dissolve. A motley mix of people is depicted with great warmth and contemporary feel. It is thrilling, electrifying, horrendous and funny – a most surprising pageturner!”
The winner is chosen by the readers who can vote for their favorite here: www.aretsbok.se The result will be announced in September.
To Cook a Bear up for CWA Dagger Award!
Mikael Niemi has been longlisted for the prestigious 2021 CWA Crime Fiction in Translation Dagger Award in the UK. The shortlist will be announced on May 20, and the winner on July 1.The award is for crime novels (defined by the broadest definition including thrillers, suspense novels and spy fiction) as long as the book was not originally written in English and has been translated into English for UK publication. Our warmest congratulations to Mikael and to translator Deborah Bragan-Turner.
…and the second nominee
We are so happy and proud to have not only one, but TWO shortlisted authors for the European Union Prize for Literature. Huge congratulations to Bergþóra Snæbjörnsdóttir, nominated for her mind-boggling literary fiction Pighead!
Another shortlist for Strega!
The fantastic Strega by Johanne Lykke Holm keeps getting shortlisted for major awards. This time, it’s the European Union Prize for Literature. Congratulations, Johanne!
The Faculty of Dreams is taking Spanish critics and readers by storm!
“La facultad de sueños by Sara Stridsberg, is an astonishing novel and we have been receiving dozens of goods reviews so we are completely delighted with the reception of the book.” says the publisher of Nordica Libros. Congratulations Sara Stridsberg, translator Carmen Montes and Nordica Libros!
Rosa Liksom has been awarded the Swedish Academy’s Nordic Prize!
The Swedish Academy awards Rosa Liksom with its Nordic Prize for 2020 (postponed because of the pandemic). The prize was founded in connection with the 200 year celebration of the Academy in 1986. Previous laureats include Karl Ove Knausgård, Dag Solstad and Agneta Pleijel. The prize sum is 400 000 Swedish crowns.
Rosa Liksom is one of the foremost modern authors in Finland. She also works as an artist, playwrite and cartoonist.
All neighboring countries are on joining the Line 17 success!
Cappelen Damm in Norway, Modtryk in Denmark, and now Johnny Kniga in Finland has all bought three books in the series pitched as a Swedish The Wire with fresh perspectives and phenomenal characters. Part one, Sole Witness, will be published by Piratförlaget in June.