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Weekendavisen's Literature Prize 2020 to Metres per Second by Stine Pilgaard

January 22 2021

“A master of irony lays down her weapons … deliciously crumbly novel oozing with awkward love,” Weekendavisen wrote in their review of the novel. More than 80 000 copies sold so far in Denmark, reflecting its reception by critics as the novel for our time! With the translation on the way, and the adapted title The Land of Short Sentences, the book has already sold to English, Dutch, German, Norwegian and Swedish as well as film rights to Nordisk Film.

The novel is not an escape from reality but comfort to reality, as noted by the Weekendavisen: it is “a reminder of our shared humanity, comical and troublesome, that goes on as global affairs role on.”

We look forward to following the novel as it keeps travelling.

Enjoy this “Springsong without hope”: https://youtu.be/Ta7XW8LCwPs, with lyrics from the novel.

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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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