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Infernal Restitution - a joy to read!

June 10 2021

Wonderful reception for Blood Ties, the second volume in the Clara – series, which also could be read independently, according to Leif Ekle, in NRK Radio. He says: "The literary style of Blood Ties makes it a joy to read from start to finish. The author is at her best in her treatment of Western Norway, Clara’s childhood home, and the nature there. To say that the poet is visible in the crime fiction text goes without saying, but I will say it all the same.

The reader is never in doubt about the fact that Clara is the primary narrator, a point which earns the book a gold star for narrative technique. Lillegraven also succeeds in depicting her aberrant main character as rational and almost forthright when she has the floor, an achievement in its own right.

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September 21 2021

First sale for My Men by Victoria Kielland, pre-emptet to Dalva in France

My Men by Victoria Kielland sold to Dalva in France

First sale for My Men by Victoria Kielland, pre-emptet to Dalva in France. The publisher, Juliette Ponce, says:
- The author has such a talent for capturing the contradiction lying under any love obsession: the urgency and the longing, the exaltation and the abyssal loneliness. There’s so much in this book, it is such a rewarding and fulfilling read! I think Kielland’s novel, which perfectly breaks away from all the clichés and representations we tend to have about women (just like her character does) would feel very at ease in our catalogue.

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August 15 2021

Blood Ties sold to Germany

“Another gripping pageturner, AV MITT BLOD presents a vulnerable Clara suffering a severe backlash.
Like ALT ER MITT, this book will leave readers yearning for a sequel and more of Ruth Lillegraven’s crystalline prose”, says Marion Wichmann in List /Ullstein Verlage.

Av mitt blod (Blood Ties) is by now sold for publication in English, Danish, German, Italian and Polish, and the Polish edition will be published already mid -September 2021.

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