We are extremely proud to announce that Norstedts Agency has been awarded the Swedish Government’s Export Prize for Cultural and Creative Trades 2018. During the awards ceremony yesterday afternoon, Anna Hallberg, the Minister for Foreign Trade, praised our work:
There is only one Swedish literary success that has had a significant impact on the international publishing scene: Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series. The story began in 2005 when the recently deceased Stieg Larsson made his debut with “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, the first part in a crime trilogy. The books become a worldwide phenomenon and was soon followed by both Swedish and international film adaptations, which provoked a fresh interest in Sweden. Behind the success are not only the authors and the publishing team, but also the literary agents who have co-ordinated the contact with more than 50 international editors and rights executives. Norstedts Agency has done an amazing job reaching out with Swedish authorships and enabling the largest Scandinavian literary export this far. I am delighted to award them the Government’s Export Prize for Cultural and Creative Trades.
Norstedts Agency’s Rights Director Linda Altrov Berg was happy and moved by the accolade:
- This is such fabulous news for the agency and all colleagues involved, both new and old, who have worked so hard through the years. It is a fantastic feeling to have spread Stieg Larsson and David Lagercrantz’s Millennium books to publishers and readers across the world.
The Millennium series has been published in more than 50 territories and has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.
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