Praise for in defence of darkness

Eight foreign sales for "In Defence of Darkness" by Sigri Sandberg

April 10 2019

This little book about darkness is powerful, important and well-written, highlighting a theme we have ignored for too long. Sigri shares her knowledge in a down- to- earth way, she writes about Svalbard, silence, darkness, stars, science, anxiety for the dark and the night sky. About Christiane Ritter staying the winter in a hut in Svalbard in 1934.

The feed-back from readers, and in the Norwegian press, is overwhelming, they say that the theme, the poetry and stories stays with them for much longer than the time it takes to read The book is perfect to keep at the bedside table and make you look at the moon, the stars and the night in a new way.

In Defence of Darkness is traveling the world, so far sold to Finland (Nemo Kustannus), France (Les editions Noir sur Blanc) UK (Little, Brown Book Group / Sphere) Germany (btb), The Netherlands (Uitgeverij Oevers), Poland (Cobiece), Italy (Rizzoli) and The Czech Republic (Portál).

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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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