Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Publishing Deal - Thomas Enger

The crime in translation wave continues with Faber announcing a deal for two books from Norwegian author Thomas Enger. In the Bookseller:
Faber has signed a new crime series by Norwegian author Thomas Enger, including his debut Burned, which has been sold into 12 other territories so far. Acquiring Editor Angus Cargill bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Norwegian publisher Gyldendal.

Burned opens with the arrest of a Pakistani immigrant, accused of the Sharia style killing of a Norwegian woman. Cargill said it was a significant acquisition for Faber’s growing crime list, and described Burned as a novel that "combined the thrill of the best page-turner, with a deep psychological portrait of this wonderful character".

Faber will publish Burned in July 2011, to be followed by Phantom Pain in July 2012.
Update: the translator will be Charlotte Barslund who also translates Karin Fossum.

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