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My Men nominated for the Norwegian Bookseller's Prize

November 6 2021

Victoria Kielland’s huge literary success, My Men is among the 10 nominated books/authors for the prestigious The Norwegian Booksellers’ Prize (Bokhandlerprisen), a literature prize awarded annually by the Norwegian Booksellers Association. The winner will be announced on 23 November – fingers crossed.

ArtRage in Poland has secured the Polish language rights, the publishers Michał Michalski and Krzysztof Cieślik says:

For starters, we’re both huge fans of historical novels, and “My men” is a novel that gripped us from the very first page. Why is that? For sure it’s because of Kielland’s unique skill to write in precise beautiful sentences while at the same time portraying the main character in a moving way, which is quite an achievement when it comes to first female serial killer. We also believe that there’s more to “My man” than just a great story – it’s also a timely book which shows a world, not unlike ours, a world of limited opportunities where struggles lead to terrifying things.

ArtRage is a newly-founded, independent publisher. Our main aim is to bring the best new voices from around the world to Polish readers and to rediscover literary gems. In our view, Victoria Kielland is such a voice.

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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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