Our Rights Roundup today brings you eight titles written by seven women and one man from seven countries, each book with a clear goal.
Jonas Eika and Kristin Roskifte have been awarded the Nordic Council’s book prizes for this year. Separately, Greta Thunberg declined the environment prize.
The Swedish publisher Olika’s series of books about Sweden’s top women’s football stars got a kick in visibility this summer with the World Cup in France.
Finland’s third largest publisher has been acquired by Sweden’s Storytel. In Iceland this week, the UK’s Ian McEwan is the first recipient of a new award.
Toronto-based Wattpad announces another international content development deal for Asian markets, and Sweden’s Bonnier has a film option for ‘Spotify Untold.’
Bonnier announces a sweeping expansion in Europe of its BookBeat audiobook service, multiplying by seven times its former reach in terms of markets.
Taking as a starting point the protest over right-wing exhibitors at the 2017 Göteborg Book Fair, ‘Words Without Borders’ March issue focuses on politics, stereotypes, and identity in Swedish and Finnish writing.
Dorotea Bromberg co-founded Swedish book publisher Bromberg Bokförlag with her father. The company still punches far above its weight in the literary world.
‘The Man Who Played With Fire’ has sold foreign rights into at least 24 countries and was released in Sweden in November.
From ecologically sensitive fiction to a ‘counter-history’ in the field of sustainable energy, agents and rights directors talk up their best titles.