We, The Drowned To Be Adapted For Television

At Cannes this weekend, FilmFyn announced that it was on board as a finance partner with Marlowfilm to develop Carsten Jensen's bestselling novel We, The Drowned (Vi, de druknede) into an eight-part English-language television series. Set in 1848, the story is of a motley crew of Danish sailors who set sail from the small island town of Marstal to fight the Germans. Not all of them return - and those who do will never be the same. Among them is daredevil

Baltasar Kormákur To Direct Nobel Prize Winning Novel

RÚV has agreed a deal with RVK Studios to co-produce both a drama series of between six and eight episodes, and a film adaptation based on Halldór Laxness' Nobel Prize winning novel, Independent People (Sjálfstætt fólk), to be co-written and directed by Baltasar Kormákur (Trapped). Independent People was originally published in two volumes in 1934 and 1935, and deals with the struggle of poor Icelandic farmers in the early 20th century, only freed from debt bondage in the last generation, and

Viveca Sten Confirms More Sandhamn Murders To Come

Viveca Sten has announced that a new contract with publishing house Forum ensures that The Sandhamn Murders book series will continue until at least 2023. The deal includes three new instalments of The Sandhamn Murders, and a collection of short stories which will give readers some background to their favourite characters, including how Thomas Andreasson and Nora Linde first met. The short story collection Iskalla ögonblick (The Icy Moment) will be published this autumn, and the ninth book in the series, I

C More Announces Plans For Moscow Noir Trilogy

C More has announced plans for a new eight part thriller based on the first of Camilla Grebe and Paul Leander-Engström's Moscow Noir trilogy, Dirigenten från Sankt Petersburg (The Director From St. Petersburg). The series is inspired by Engström's own experiences of Russia's financial market in the 1990s and follows Swedish financier Tom Blixen as he is drawn into a brutal financial power struggle in Moscow as capitalism takes hold after the fall of Communism. The trilogy of books are: Dirigenten från

Denmark & Norway Shortlisted For Man Booker Prize

Denmark's Dorthe Nors and Norway's Roy Jacobsen have been shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, which recognises the best books from around the world that are available in English and published in the UK. The Man Booker International Prize has revealed the shortlist of six books in contention for the 2017 prize. Each shortlisted author and translator receives £1,000, and there is a prize of £50,000 for the winning book which is divided equally between its author and translator. NOMINEES: Mathias Enard