Five out of five stars ilt flemish

Rave review of Mariana Trench by Ida Lødemel Tvedt

April 26 2021

Ida Lødemel Tvedt’s Mariana Trench, Een sleepnet in de Marianentrog gets five out of five stars and ranks at the very top of the Flemish magazine HUMOs “toppers” list, above new translations of Joan Didion, Douglas Stuart, Isabel Allende and Stephen King.

A week before it hits the bookstores it has already received its first and panegyrical review, comparing Ida Lødemel Tvedt to Annie Dillard and Rebecca Solnit and praising the writer for her “fearlessness (…) and wisdom and knowledge of someone who seems to have poked around Borges’s infinite library for centuries.”: “Right from the beginning Ida Lødemel Tvedt casts her literary fishing rod, making the reader gasp and refusing to let go for another 335 pages. She pulls you ashore in the Norway of her childhood, and floods your senses with mental souvenirs and limitless imaginations. […] After you may or may not have resisted the urge to copy the prologue and leave it on trains and busses a hundredfold, the following essays take you to New York. […]

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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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