News archive 2014



Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg’s The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules hits No1 in UK! Natasha Harding who is the Editor at Pan MacMillan writes:

“I am absolutely thrilled to circulate not one but two mentions of The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules in The Bookseller this week. In the yearly round up, The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules has been listed as the number one Heatseekers debut fiction title of 2014 - hooray!! This is absolutely fantastic news and I am so, so pleased for you Catharina. This is followed up by an article citing you as the 8th bestselling debut author of 2014 in the UK.”



Grand welcome to Lotta Kühlhorn, one of Sweden’s most creative and loved designers. Lotta has made hundreds of book covers, she designs fabric for IKEA, she has her own brand for patterns and last book not least, she writes and designs books. This year she enchants all Christmas lovers with a colorful and inspiring book about her favorite holiday.



Congratulations Tove Alsterdal to The Best Crime Novel of the Year 2014. LET ME TAKE YOUR HAND (Låt mig ta din hand) is rewarded the Swedish Crime Academy's annual prize with the motivation: "An elaborated and linguistically woven story of mystery and contemporary history".



Anna Jansson participates in the reality show Deckarna (The Crime Writers). In this first season of the series Anna Jansson is portrayed, talks about her writing and her life and also solves some murder cases together with five other crime writers. They have recently spent a week at a The White Moose Inn, in the Värmland woods for the filming of the series, which begins in January 2015 on Swedish Television.



Tove Alsterdal’s thriller LET ME TAKE YOUR HAND (Låt mig ta din hand) has been shortlisted to Best Crime Novel of the year by the Swedish Crime Writers Academy. The price ceremony will take place November 23rd.


Tove Alsterdal: “I am proud, honoured and happy that my story about a dark time is recognized and gets the opportunity to reach more readers.”



Jenny Jägerfeld is awarded The Lava Prize in Literature for 2014.

The motivation: "For her ability with humor and seriousness depict human existence mundane drama.”





Anna Jansson - Queen of the Library.


Anna Jansson is the most popular crime writer of all, according to statistics from Swedish libraries presented by The Swedish Authors’ Fund.



It was with great sadness we received the message that Birgitta Stenberg is dead. We feel privileged to have worked with Birgitta and her literary production, a person and an author beyond the ordinary. She had charisma and never feared to provoke traditional thinking. Many fell in love with her personality as well as her writing. Long may her work live after her. We miss her already.



The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules, has hit no1 in Canada! The successful novel by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg has reached the no 1 position on the Globe and Mail Hardcover list. The author, Grand Agency and Harper Collins with the Publisher Jane Warren celebrate!



The film THE CIRCLE has received a production grant from The Swedish Film Institute (SFI) of SEK 9 million. In order to get a production grant a movie project has to fulfil a number of conditions set by SFI, which is a rather narrow pass to make. THE CIRCLE movie did.


The film is based on the book with the same name by Sara B. Elfgren and Mats Strandberg. Director is Levan Akin, who also wrote the script together with Sara B. Elfgren. Producer is Cecilia Norman Mardell and production company RMV Film owned by Benny Andersson and Ludvig Andersson.


The movie will reach the theatres in Sweden on February 18th 2015, and there are many fans eagerly waiting to finally get to meet The Chosen ones in motion.


For more information at SFI (in Swedish)



We welcome PeKå Englund to Grand Agency, the author who had promised himself to never write a book. We are happy he broke his promise.


With the novel Sunday’s Child PeKå Englund will make his debut in Sweden at Norstedts during spring 2015. His manuscript reached us through a writer’s coach with the words: "If this novel doesn’t make a big success and reaches a big publishing house I will quit my job." Grand Agency read and agreed - this story and the man in it was very easy to like.



Grand Agency welcomes Lena Matthijs and her splendid realistic crime series. When a real Deputy police commissioner and story teller writes about crime, it has a very special affect. Lena Matthijs sticks out with her rich, convincing and suspenseful crime set in Borås on the Swedish West Coast. More information will come.



Welcome to Grand Agency, Nene Ormes. The very best kind of urban fantasy is found in her books Touched and Dreamer. The novels are set in Malmö. But not the Malmö most of us know, but one existing parallel and under the city, among people whose lives are ruled by different framework and regulations. We are looking forward to the coming books in the series. Welcome.



A grand welcome to Emelie Schepp. She debuted as self published author with the thriller Marked for Life. From the next book Wahlström & Widstrand will be the home for Emelie Schepp and her double natured protagonist Jana Berzelius.