News archive 2008



The Wall Street Journal writes about Torkel Klingberg's The Overflowing Brain (Den översvämmade hjärnan). Read the article here (pdf).



Karin Wahlberg’s The Comforter (Tröstaren) was recently released as a paperback in Sweden and immediately climbed to the first place at the Paperback Top List (Pocketgrossisten, week 50). Congratulations!



Torkel Klingberg’s The Overflowing Brain (Den översvämmade hjärnan) is listed as number 2 on the Amazon Kindle’s "Top Movers & Shakers" list, for the week ending November 15, 2008. The sales rose with 1 450 %!



The publishing house Forum’s advertising campaign for Henrik Fexeus’ When You Do What I Want You To (När du gör som jag vill) was awarded with silver at the advertising contest Guldlådan. Congratulations!



The Swedish Crime Writer Academy has nominated Håkan Östlundh's Sacrifice (Blot) to best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year. Congratulations!


The other nominees are Arne Dahl, Elisabeth Gilek, Åsa Larsson and Johan Theorin. The winner will be appointed at the Academy’s autumn meeting 29-30 November 2008.



Breidablick Film buys film option on Maria Ernestam’s Caipirinha With Death (Caipirinha med Döden).



We’re happy to welcome Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg and Markus Lutteman to Grand Agency!


Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg writes appreciated historical novels that have been sold to several countries. Markus Lutteman is a journalist that has written the bestseller El Choco, about a Swede in a Bolivian prison.



TV success for Anna Jansson's’ Strange Bird (Främmande fågel).


Yesterday the first episode of the new drama series Strange Bird (Främmande fågel) was shown at TV4 in Sweden. The series is based on Anna Jansson's crime novel with the same name and had a very high number of viewers. 1,4 million persons watched the first part, about when the bird flu pandemic hits the Swedish island Gotland. Eva Röse plays the main character, police officer Maria Wern. The series will also be broadcasted in Norway.



We are happy to welcome another author to Grand Agency!


Cilla Naumann writes fiction that is praised by the critics - page turners with many depths. More information soon.



On the September best seller lists by the magazine Svensk Bokhandel a number of Grand Agency's authors appear.


Maria Eriksson's Emma, Mia's Daughter (Emma, Mias dotter) is at 2nd place on the hardcover nonfiction list. On the hardcover fiction list Denise Rudberg's Åse is found on the 8th and Not even the past (Inte ens det förflutna) by Anna Jansson on the 19th position. On the paperback fiction list Kajsa Ingemarsson's Wheel of Fortune (Lyckans hjul) landed on 8th place. And on the childrens and youth list we find Denise Rudberg once again, now at third place with Together: The Second Book (Tillsammans: Andra boken). Congratulations!



Maria Eriksson's new book Emma, Mia's Daughter (Emma, Mias dotter) was released on August 8. Only a couple of days later it was on the top of the online best seller lists. This is the fourth book in the series about Mia and her family. The stories about a life on the run has touched millions of readers.


Anna Jansson's Not even the past (Inte ens det förflutna) - dreadfully exciting and praised by the critics - was also released this summer. Shortly after it had a position on the online best seller lists. Anna Jansson at her absolute best.


Denise Rudberg's Åse was released in July and got a very positive reception. The novel quickly climbed the best seller lists. Åse is about the decadent upper class, glamorous environments and difficult choices in life.



Inger Frimansson’s Good Night My Darling, (God natt min älskade) recently won gold in the Book of the Year Awards, in the category translated novels.


The Book of the Year Awards is arranged by ForeWord Magazine, a magazine for independent publishers. The winners of 2007 were announced on May 30 2008 at the BookExpo America in Los Angeles.


The translation is made by Laura A. Wideburg. The sequel, The Shadow in the Water (Skuggan i vattnet), is released in early June in the USA. The publisher Caravel/Pleasure Boat Studio has also bought the rights to Island of the Naked Women (De nakna kvinnornas ö). Inger Frimansson’s Swedish publisher is Norstedts Förlag.


Good Night my Darling and The Shadow in the Water both won Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year, 1998 and 2005, awarded by the Swedish Acacemy of Detection.



Kajsa Ingemarsson is one of Sweden’s most appreciated authors and we give her a warm welcome to Grand Agency. Kajsa Ingemarsson writes wonderfully warm and entertaining novels about relations, challenges and turning points. A more detailed presentation will come within shortly.



We are happy to welcome Michael Alonzo, Moa Herngren and Varg Gyllander to Grand Agency.


Michael Alonzo made his debut in 2007 with the autobiographical story Never Give Up (Ge aldrig upp) at Frank (imprint at Forum bokförlag). The freelance journalist and tv producer Moa Herngren’s first novel I’m Fine, Thanks (Allt är bara bra, tack) was released in 2007 by Albert Bonniers Förlag. Varg Gyllander works as press secretary and spokesperson at Rikskriminalpolisen (the Swedish FBI). His first crime novel will be published by Bra Böcker.


We will present these exciting authors more thoroughly shortly.



AB Svensk Filmindustri  have optioned the film rights for Buster's Ears by Maria Ernestam. Rights for the book have previously been sold to Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Russia and Sweden. Read more about Buster's Ears here ...



The author and  lawyer Lars Rambe's success story continues. Rights for his first crime mystery The Clue on the Pier (Spåren på bryggan, Kura Skymning Förlag), have been sold to dtv in Germany. Read more about Lars Rambe here ...



We are happy to welcome crime novelist Anna Jansson to Grand Agency. Our representation starts June 29.