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My Men nominated to the Young Critic's Award

November 11 2021

My Men by Victoria Kielland is one of eight nominees for the Young Critic’s Award.

The Jury says:
With her third book, Victoria Kielland consolidates her position as one of Norway’s most distinctive young writers, and My Men is like a linguistic gut punch. In intensely sensuous, deeply suggestive prose, Kielland gives us a portrait of a person seldom seen before in contemporary Norwegian literature—beyond a portrait, it is as if the reader has no choice but to breathe in this character’s rhythms. She left Norway in the late nineteenth century as Brynhild and arrived in America as Bella, later Belle, as in Belle Gunness: one of America’s most famous female serial killers. The novel is based on real events but is distinctly literary, written by an author with iron control over both language and the human costs language can convey. This is perhaps the most troubling novel of the year, but what a privilege it is to be in this discomfort!

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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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