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Joakim Zander’s third novel, The Friend, is staying strong on Der Spiegel‘s bestseller list for paperback fiction, this week at #18. The book entered the list in the first week of publication and has remained there for seven consecutive weeks now.

The German edition of The Friend was published by Rowohlt on September 1st.

The Guardian has listed Dorthe Nors’s Mirror, Shoulder, Signal as one of the top ten modern Nordic books to read:

“Nors’s minimalist, experimental stories read as if they were thorough reports on the complexity behind the everyday situations men and especially women find themselves in. She is a master of the undercurrent, and the simplicity of her sentences makes them magnets for the reader’s own contribution to the reading experience. We can’t help mirroring ourselves in the characters, matching our own attempts at making sense of what has brought us to the moment of truth in similar situations.”

Read the entire list here.