Sara Blaedel Novels Set For Hollywood Treatment

Deadline reports that Bron Studios will adapt the Louise Rick detective novels, written by Sara Blaedel, into a TV series beginning with The Forgotten Girls for season one. In The Forgotten Girls, the body of an unidentified woman is discovered in a remote forest. A large, scar on one side of her face should make identification easy, but nobody has reported her missing. Louise Rick, the new commander of the Missing Persons Department, jeopardises the investigation by releasing a photo of the

Fredrik Backman Gives Away Kids Books In Gothenburg

Fredrik Backman, author of A Man Called Ove, has announced on his Facebook page that he will be giving away 600 children's books during this week's 33rd Gothenburg Book Fair. He writes: "My family and I have bought 600 copies of The Brothers Lion Heart, which will be given free of charge to any children who want them on Thursday, Friday , Saturday and Sunday this week at three Akademibokhandeln stores in Gothenburg." "It won't change the world, I know, but when

Lagercrantz Says More Millenium Books May Follow

Out today in hardback, The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye is the fifth instalment in the Millenium series and the second to be written by David Lagercrantz, which controversially extends the original trilogy by Stieg Larsson. But there is at least one more instalment yet to come. In the new book, Lisbeth Salander is sentenced to Flodberga women's prison for negligent manslaughter while saving a young boy's life, but refuses to say anything in her defence. She has

Author Of Minnesota Trilogy Readies New Mystery

University Of Minnesota Press has announced that Vidar Sundstøl's latest novel, The Devil's Wedding Ring, will be published in an English translation by Tiina Nunnally on 26th September 2017. On Midsummer Eve in 1985, a young folklore researcher disappears from Eidsborg in Telemark. Exactly thirty years later, a student goes missing who had also been researching pagan rituals at the 13th century village church. Then former police officer Knut Abrahamsen is found drowned in a nearby river, presumed suicide. Private investigator Max

Jens Assur’s Debut Ravens To Compete At San Sebastian

Jens Assur's adaptation of Tomas Bannerhed's August Prize winning novel Ravens (Korparna) has been selected to compete for the Kutxabank New Directors Award and €50,000 at the 65th San Sebastian Film Festival (22-30 September 2017). A hard-working farmer in 1970s Småland struggles to put food on the table, and his young son Klas can only watch as despair consumes his father. But while Klas dreams of migrating birds - of escape - his father expects him to take on the farm