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Nominated for The Norwegian Bookseller's Prize

November 8 2021

Aslak Nore’s huge success at home and abroadThe Cemetery of the Sea is among the 10 nominated books/authors to 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.

We are thrilled to announce the seventh foreign sale; Icelandic language rights are just pre-empted by Storytel Iceland. The publisher, Stella Soffia Jóhannesdóttir says:

With HAVETS KIRKEGÅRD, Aslak Nore has written the epic family story that I have been looking for for a long time now. From page one, the author captures readers with his multidimensional characters and a skillfully constructed plot that continues to surprise to the very end of the book. It’s a reading pleasure of the best kind and Aslak Nore is a master of great storytelling.

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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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