Selja Ahava’s Things that Fall from the Sky sold to Oneworld

Oneworld Publications has bought the World English rights of Selja Ahava’s European Union Prize for Literature 2016 winning novel Things that Fall from the Sky, and they have optioned Ahava’s upcoming novel Before My Husband Disappears.

Oneworld Publications is the winner of the Man Booker Prize 2015 and 2016, the British Book Industry’s Independent Publisher of the Year Award 2016 and the IPG Trade Publisher of the Year Award 2016. It is a boutique, high-quality independent publisher committed to building a list of intelligent, thought-provoking, and distinctive fiction that sits at the intersection of the literary and the commercial: beautifully written novels showcasing emotionally engaging stories, strong narratives and original literary voices.

HLA congratulates both the author and the publisher!

Katarina Baer’s They Were Nazis gets Bonnier Grand Prize of Journalism

Journalist Katarina Baer’s praised book They Were Nazis has been awarded as the Book of the Year in Bonnier’s competition for the Grand Prize of Journalism. The jury stated that the book, published in 2016 and raved about by the critics, asks the big questions:

“Would you be carried away by the tenor of the times, an era where selective truths and hard partisan propaganda hold sway for years? It’s hard to understand our grandparents’ world view and actions, but you must build your own life despite the ghosts of the past. A work based on careful research, personal experience and asks difficult questions.”

Read the news in English from here.