Musician, actor, comedian, author and performer Kristoffer Schau reading from Kanarikammeret.
Kanarikammeret (The Canary Chamber) is a short crime story Ingar wrote for audible publisher Fabel as part of their campaign to reach even more book lovers. Kanarikammeret ended up on the top 10-list for the most popular audible books already on the first week after it was published.
I love this review! (And not just because they liked Les Adeptes.)
I believe that you can learn a lot about a person by getting to know their musical preferences. So it is not random what sort of music Fredrik Beier listens to. What kind of music he uses to create that sexual tension, to put his mind at ease, or to take a break from all the world´s noises.
It is a small, but important part of Les Adaptes, and I believe that you will find that music will have an even stronger presence in the second book in the series, Kalypso (Norwegian release this fall).
Therefore, I am so happy that the french literary site Quatre Sans Quatre appreciate this side of the novel – and offer their readers a chance to see and experience some of this music for themselves.
I´ll add one one reference, not mentioned in the review, here: And it is in fact a funny little story. One of the artists present in Les Adaptes (Fredrik never listens to him, but that is another story) is the Swedish songwriter Oscar Danielson.
Just after Les Adaptes was released in Norway, I was doing a book show at Union Scene in the city of Drammen. And coincidence has it that Oscar Danielson
is actually playing a gig at the same place, the same evening. So I tell the organizers that Oscar is mentioned in the novel. At that point, Les Adaptes was totally new, I was totally new, and nobody knew that it would be released in so many countries, and meet such a great and numerous audience. My point is – it would be easy for Oscar to say thanks, but no thanks.
But Oscar Danielson, being the cool guy that he is, played a couple of his songs for the fifteen – twenty people who showed up to listen to me. That´s a hell of a nice thing to do.
This is what the Hungarian magazine Eva writes about Those Who Follow, or Követők, which is the Hungarian title, in their review.
It is exciting, and a little bit terrifying, to meet an audience in a new country for the first time. Today Those Who Follow was released in Hungary, as the fifth out of the 20 countries that has bought the rights so far. The publisher is General Press, and I really love the artwork that has been done on the front page of the book. It´s dark, depressing and very to the point – exactly how I like it.
Last week, Those Who Follow was released as a paperback in Norway.
It came out, exactly one year and one day after the book was first released and reviewed. The last couple of weeks I have been working with my Italian publisher Einaudi on introducing Gli Adepti (Those Who Follow) in Italy, where the investigators Fredrik Beier and Kafa Iqbal will meet an Italian audience the first week of February.
But I haven’t been resting. Instead I have been working on the second part of the story, about Fredrik Beier, Kafa Iqbal and the other characters from Those Who Follow.
Or Gli Adepti as will be the Italian title, when it comes out in Italy, as the first of many countries this year. So let me share with you the Italian cover. I am both very happy and very proud of it, my Italian Publishing House Einaudi have done a great job.
I am looking forward to share more news with you, in the months to come.
For titles released the spring of 2015, Those Who Follow was the sixth best-selling Norwegian fiction, according to Bokhandlerforeningen (Norwegian Book Sellers Organization). Top of the list was Jo Nesbø’s Blood on Snow.
Those Who Follow was released in Norway in January 2015. It will come out in several other countries throughout 2016.
Og den første episoden hører du her. Redaktør Inga Semmingen og jeg prater om Wienerbrorskapet, Thorbjørn Harr leser første kapittel av Jo Nesbøs BLOD PÅ SNØ og bokhandlerne forteller om sine favoritter denne våren.
Den gikk rett inn på topplista over kultur- og litteratur-podcaster.