Max Seeck nominated for the Glass Knife Award!

Norway has a new crime fiction award: Glasskniven or the Glass Knife – and we are thrilled to share that THE WITCH HUNTER by Max Seeck has been nominated! THE WITCH HUNTER is the first title in the New York Times bestselling Jessica Niemi series, published in Norway by Aschehoug.

The prize will be awarded to the best translated crime novel published in Norway in last three years, and it is the first award international crime writers can win in the country.
The jury – which has selected the five finalists – consists of big names:  Editor of Hverdagsnett Magasinet, Anne Lise Johannessen; author and cultural journalist for Adresseavisen, Ole Jacob Hoel; festival director of Osterøy Crime Festival, Bent Arild Raknes; reviewer and journalist Simen Ingemundsen; and journalist for Agderposten, Siri Fossing.

The jury said of THE WITCH HUNTER:

“An easy to read and immersive crime novel with many surprising twists. It is not rare for the reader to feel chills run down their spine when reading this book by the Finnish grandmaster. [The Witch Hunter] is stylistic crime that manipulates you as a reader. Nothing is random, and the author writes playfully. The killings themselves are both disgusting and simple, but what really makes this a page-turner is the pacing. Here it is driven in top gear until the solution is a fact. A different and driving crime novel, which is a joy to read.”

The other nominees are Pascal Engman, Sara Ströberg, Anders de la Motte and Sam Lloyd.

The winner will be announced on May 15th, although the prize ceremony is in autumn. The award is created by glassblower Pål Roland Janssen, and is a literal glass knife that will be stuck into the winning book. 

Massive congrats, Max!

 

The Jessica Niemi series by Max Seeck has sold to 40 territories and Hollywood – but rights are still available in e.g. Japan, Brazil, Thailand, Armenia…

Download the English materials for the Jessica Niemi series here!

USKOLLINEN LUKIJA
Tammi, 2019, 395 pp.

PAHAN VERKKO
Tammi, 2020, 448 pp.

KAUNA
Tammi, 2021, 430 pp.

LOUKKO
Tammi, 2022, 358 pp.

Reading material:
English editions

Rights sold:

FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)
ALBANIA: Muza
ARABIC: Arab Scientific Publishers (World Arabic)
ARMENIA: Guitank
AZERBAIJAN: Alatoran
BELGIUM, A.W. Bruna
BULGARIA: EMAS
CANADA: Berkley/Penguin Random House
CROATIA: Fokus (Book 1)
CZECH REPUBLIC: Grada
DENMARK: Gutkind
ESTONIA: Pegasus
FRANCE: Michel Lafon (Books 1-2)
GERMANY: Bastei Lübbe
GREECE: Livanis (Book 1-2)
HUNGARY: Animus
ICELAND: Forlagid
ISRAEL: Tchelet Books (Book 1)
ITALY: Piemme (Books 1-2)
KOREA: Cheongmirae
LATIN AMERICA: Editorial Maeva/Maeva Noir
LATVIA: Latvijas Mediji
LITHUANIA: Baltos lankos (Book 1)
MACEDONIA: Matica
NETHERLANDS: A.W. Bruna
NORWAY: Aschehoug
POLAND: Sonia Draga (Books 1-2)
PORTUGAL: Bertrand Editora (Books 1-2)
ROMANIA: Litera (Books 1-2)
RUSSIA: AST
SERBIA: Vulkan
SLOVAKIA: Motýľ
SLOVENIA: Didakta
SPAIN: Editorial Maeva/Maeva Noir (Book 1)
SWEDEN: Albert Bonniers Förlag
TURKEY: Doğan Kitap
UKRAINE: Family Leisure Club
UNITED KINGDOM & COMMONWEALTH: Welbeck Publishing UK
UNITED STATES: Berkley/Penguin Random House

FILM & TV RIGHTS: Stampede Ventures (Greg Silverman)