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The One Needful Thing is among the best novels of the year!

December 7 2020

The One Needful Thing is among the best novels of the year!

“A painful and witty portrait of a family at their breaking-point, after years of caring for a demanding autistic boy. The frank, funny prose, warmth and potpourri of contradicting emotions bubbling under the surface, makes the novel a moving light read about being exhausted” says Maya Troberg Djuve in Dagbladet.

This much praised novel is also nominated to the P2 Audience Novel Award and The Young Readers Critic’s Prize.
The winner of both prizes will be selected in 2021.

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November 11 2021

German and Spanish language rights sold for The Cemetery of the Sea

Now 9 foreign sales!

International interest is increasing, we are happy for announcing a two-book deal to Kiepenheuer & Witch in Germany. Helga Frese-Resch, the German publisher secured a two-book deal and says: “This is exactly what we have been looking for, a perfect family saga with elaborated characters, a page-turning pace, an intelligent plot, an interesting historical background, and a perfect setting”.

Aranzazu Sumalla, acquisition editor at Ediciones B (Penguin Random House Spain) secured world Spanish rights for Havets kirkegård, she says: “This is an intense novel with a captivating and relentless plot that keeps the reader hooked from the first pages on. All this is accompanied by compelling characters, vibrant and exotic settings as well as a solid historical background that allows us to discover some unknown pages from Norway’s past but also from the years that have carved 20th century Europe as we know it.”

Hungarian and Italian offers are in, this adventurous story will be continued!

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