15 FEBRUARY - Starred Review for BORDERLINE in Kirkus
"…readers should find the book irresistible. In balancing the sharp shifts in tone, Marklund is masterful. /…/ a bravura performance that raises Marklund's game and lifts her above the mystery genre."
Kirkus Review (US) *Starred Review*
2 DECEMBER – More UK praise for BORDERLINE
"Liza Marklund’s Annika Bengtzon faces the worst ordeal of her life after her husband is kidnapped in Kenya. Borderline is a stunning novel that convincingly makes the link between terrorism and crime."
The Sunday Times (UK)
14 OCTOBER – UK praise for BORDERLINE
"The Swedish crime writer produces a heart-stopping new thriller featuring journalist Annika Bengtzon. She is torn between covering an escalating murder hunt after a mother is found dead in the snow after taking her son to a nursery school, and a personal situation when her husband and colleagues are kidnapped at a conference in Kenya. Tension rises with every demand from the kidnappers, while the Swedish body count also rises."
Peterborough Telegraph (UK)
9 OCTOBER – BORDERLINE published in the UK today!
Borderline, the ninth installment in the Annika Bengtzon series, is published in the UK today! The Sunday Times says "Reporters are used to dealing with other people’s pain. Few are used to being the centre of an international incident, which is what happens in Liza Marklund’s outstanding Borderline. / …/ The novel delivers an emotional punch rare in contemporary crime fiction."
6 AUGUST – More US praise for THE LONG SHADOW
"Against all odds, Annika eventually ties together all the felonies she’s poked her nose into, but it’s a thankless slog that will make you grateful you aren’t a newspaper reporter yourself."
Kirkus Review (US)
6 AUGUST – More praise for THE LONG SHADOW
"This installment in the Bengtzon chronicles offers plenty of suspense."
Publishers Weekly (US)
23 APRIL – More US praise for THE LONG SHADOW
"Marklund is adept at taking the reader by the hand and moving adroitly through complex plots without sacrificing depth or development. The result is a canon that, despite breadth and length, reads quickly. Pick up on the backstory, and read The Long Shadow. It will leave you satisfied yet wanting more."
"Marklund writes Nordic Noir with depth and dignity, complicated characters and plots that curve in all the right places."
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (US)
15 APRIL — THE LONG SHADOW published in the US today
The Long Shadow, the eighth installment in the Annika Bengtzon series, is published in the US today!
Library Journal says "True to many Scandinavian crime novels, the plot of Marklund's latest Annika Bengzton book is an intricate one involving politics, drugs, and murder. ... the complex plot leads to an exciting climax."
11 MARCH — Winstead To Topline ABC Pilot Exposed
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, one of the most hotly pursued actresses this pilot season, has been tapped as the lead of ABC's drama pilot Exposed. Based on the best-selling Swedish novels by Liza Marklund, Exposed centers on an investigative journalist who will stop at nothing to uncover the truth.
Read more on Deadline.
10 MARCH — Starred Review for THE LONG SHADOW in Booklist
"In Marklund's eighth mystery in this series, she looks at society's strivers as she continues her tradition of superlative Scandinavian crime fiction with a tough but appealingly fallible protagonist who leaves readers wanting more."
Booklist *Starred Review* (US)
5 DECEMBER — HAPPY NATION No. 2 in Finland
Happy Nation is No. 2 on the official bestseller list for translated fiction in Finland this month!
2 DECEMBER — HAPPY NATION No. 3 in Sweden
Happy Nation is No. 3 on the official bestseller list for hardcover fiction in Sweden for the second consecutive month this month.
4 NOVEMBER — ABC Develop Crime Thriller Based On Marklund'
ABC is adapting the bestselling novels of Liza Marklund. The project is being produced by Universal TV and TBD's Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan, along with Yellow Bird Entertainment. The pilot will be written by Charles Randolph (Love and Other Drugs, The Life of David Gale, The Interpreter). Read more on Deadline
9 OCTOBER — HAPPY NATION published in Sweden today!
Happy publication day! The tenth installment in the Annika Bengtzon series, Happy Nation is published in Sweden today.
Earlier this week, Liza visited SVT and TV4 to talk about her new book. Below are video clips from Liza's appearances (in Swedish):
2 OCTOBER — Postcards from Liza!
The tenth installment in the Annika Bengtzon series, Happy Nation, is to be published in Sweden next week and this means that Liza will be traveling quite a lot the coming months. But not only in Sweden, but all over the world. Liza will be sending postcards to her Swedish publisher and you will be able to follow her as she travels around the globe.
Liza visited Switzerland last week where she did on-stage interviews and lectures in both Lugano and Zurich.
1 OCTOBER — PRIME TIME and RED WOLF sold to Serbia
Prime Time (Annika Bengtzon #4) and Red Wolf (Annika Bengtzon #5) are to be published in Serbia! The Serbian publishing house Laguna just bought the rights to these two installments, and they have previously published Vanished.
12 SEPTEMBER — THE LONG SHADOW published in the UK today!
The Long Shadow, the eighth installment in the Annika Bengtzon series, is released in the UK today.
A brutal robbery has killed an entire Swedish family on the Spanish riviera and reporter Annika Bengtzon is assigned the story for the Evening Post. But when she arrives in Spain she discovers there was a third child - a teenage daughter - who is unaccounted for. Annika makes it her mission to find the missing girl. But as she delves into the mystery she becomes embroiled in a far darker side of Spanish life than she'd envisioned, as she begins to piece together a terrifying story of violence, abuse and murder.
Please click the widget below to read an excerpt of the novel:
27 AUGUST — Annika Bengtzon #10 out in Sweden in October!
Liza's next installment in the Annika Bengtzon series will be published in Sweden in October. Happy Nation is a thriller about families and social acceptance in our time: a modern pastiche of Ibsen's A Doll's House.
It takes place during a very cold and wet month of May, six months after the events in Borderline. Torsten Lerberg, businessman and former Christian Democrat MP, is found unconscious and severely tortured in his villa in fashionable Solsidan outside Stockholm. His wife Nora is missing without a trace. Their three children are subsequently taken into care by social services. Annika Bengtzon is assigned to write about the case. Her friend Nina Hoffman, now operational analyst at the National Police Force, is one of the investigators.
Meanwhile at Kvallspressen, editor in chief Anders Schyman is embroiled in controversy over a documentary film he made eighteen years ago, a film that dealt with the missing billionaire wife Viola Soderland, and which awarded him the Great Journalist Award.
5 AUGUST — LIFETIME reviewed by Sydney Morning Herald
"Lifetime is a story of female revenge on many levels but Marklund's aim in this remarkable novel is to expose the leniency of the Swedish justice system and its interpretation of the length of a life sentence. It is intelligent and thought-provoking and, therefore, compelling reading."
Please click the link here to read the full review.
3 JUNE — LAST WILL awarded the 2013 Petrona Award
Last Will, the sixth installment in the Annika Bengtzon series, has been awarded the inaugural Petrona Award for 'Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year'! Last Will competed against Another Time, Another Life by Leif GW Persson, Pierced by Thomas Enger, and Black Skies by Arnaldur Indridasson. The Petrona Award has been established to celebrate the work of Maxine Clarke, one of the first online crime fiction reviewers and bloggers, who died in December 2012. Maxine, whose online persona and blog was called Petrona, was passionate about translated crime fiction but in particular that from the Scandinavian countries. Please click the link here to read more about the award.
15 MAY — Creating a detective
Head on over to the Dead Good website where Liza has written a piece on how she went about researching her first ever police procedural for her latest novel out in the U.K, Lifetime.
8 MAY — POSTCARD KILLERS available in Iran!
Postcard Killers, the novel Liza co-wrote with bestselling American thriller writer James Patterson, is now translated into Persian. Click here to read more.
7 MAY — Annika Bengtzon in the Philippines
Featured this May on CinemaWorld, a new cable channel in the Philippines that brings first-class movie entertainment from around the world, is the six Annika Bengtzon films. Manila Standard Today posted a great article on their website with short summaries of each film as well as air times, click here to read.
6 MAY — BOOKS TO DIE FOR awarded the Agatha Award!
Books to Die For, John Connolly's and Declan Burke's anthology that Liza contributed to, has been awarded the 2013 Agatha Award for 'Best Non-Fiction'. Congratulations to Liza and to everyone else that contributed!
30 APRIL — A PLACE IN THE SUN and BORDERLINE sold to Eston
The eighth and ninth installment in the Annika Bengtzon series, A Place in the Sun and Borderline, are sold to the publishing house Varrak in Estonia.
11 APRIL — THE BOMBER book-trailer from Ikar in Slovakia
4 APRIL — LIFETIME reviewed in Literary Review
"This is a cleverly plotted story which, like so much Swedish crime fiction, features situations and characters one can believe in or sympathize with and is set firmly in contemporary society"
27 MARCH — Annika Bengtzon on German Television
The six Annika Bengtzon films, based on Liza's novels Exposed, Prime Time, Red Wolf, Last Will, Lifetime and A Place in the Sun will be shown on ARD, German television, starting with Last Will tomorrow!
Click here to visit ARD's website dedicated to Annika.
14 MARCH — LIFETIME reviewed in Booklist
"The latest in Marklund's Annika Bengtzon series tells a complex but fascinating story full of misdirection and police obfuscation." Booklist (US)
11 MARCH — LAST WILL shortlisted for The Petrona Award
Last Will is nominated for the 2013 Petrona Award for the 'Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year'. The Petrona Award has been established to celebrate the work of Maxine Clarke, one of the first online crime fiction reviewers and bloggers, who died in December 2012. Maxine, whose online persona and blog was called Petrona, was passionate about translated crime fiction but in particular that from the Scandinavian countries.
The winning title will be announced at the annual international crime fiction event CrimeFest, held 30 May to 2 June 2013.
7 MARCH — BORDERLINE reviewed in Italian Panorama
"Swedish crime fiction strikes again. /.../ Liza Marklund is still a bestseller machine thanks to her Annika Bengtzon. /.../ a novel different from the usual."
To read the full review (in italian), please click here
27 FEBRUARY — A great review for LAST WILL from Crime Piec
"This is a complexly plotted book that nevertheless grips the reader. The mystery of the shooting is the central story and we get the narrative of both Annika and the shooter, who is a satisfyingly ruthless and compelling character."
To read the full review, please click here
27 FEBRUARY — VANISHED reviewed by Artslink New Zealand
"Liza Marklund has made her name with several crime thrillers and this latest one does not disappoint. /.../ Annika is a rounded, likeable character with a bulldog tenacity for the truth. In this episode she has to cope with family troubles and a tentative, rather endearing romance."
To read the full review, please click here
26 FEBRUARY — POSTCARD KILLERS one of the most borrowed bo
Scotland's favorite library books have been revealed and Postcard Killers, the novel that Liza co-wrote with James Patterson in 2010, is one of the most borrowed books between July 2011 and June 2012! To see the full top ten list, please click here
25 FEBRUARY — Annika Bengtzon on French and German Televis
The six films based on Liza Marklund's Annika Bengtzon series will be shown in Germany and in France as TV films. Last Will is the first to be aired and premieres on March 24 on 13eme Rue in France and a few days later on ARD in Germany. The films are produced by Yellow Bird, the production company behind the Millenium films. Malin Crepin plays Annika Bengtzon.
12 FEBRUARY — LIFETIME Starred Review in Publishers Weekly
"Marklund has created a complex page-turner, complete with gritty realism, a flawed but likable protagonist, and nonstop suspense".
Read the full review here.
11 FEBRUARY — BOOKS TO DIE FOR shortlisted for the Agatha
Books To Die For has been nominated for an Agatha Award in the 'Best Nonfiction' category, again as part of an illustrious short list. The Agathas are fan-based awards, voted on by the registrants at Malice Domestic, which happens May 3-5 in Bethesda, MD. The awards will be presented at the annual Agatha banquet, on May 4. Read more and see the full list of nominees here.
1 FEBRUARY — Eurocrime Favourite Read Of 2012 Is LAST WILL
The Euro Crime website review team have voted Last Will by Liza Marklund, translated by Neil Smith and published by Transworld, as their favourite read of 2012. Euro Crime reviewer Lynn Harvey writes: Liza Marklund has  said that it doesn't matter in which order you read her Annika Bengtzon books as she herself doesn't write them in chronological order, having started with the "fourth" in terms of journalist Annika Bengtzon's life and career. Last Will is the sixth in the series to be translated into English, this time by the sure skills of Neil Smith. And I say too - read them in whatever order you like, but do read them. Not least this nail-biter, Last Will.
Read more here.
23 JANUARY — BOOKS TO DIE FOR is shortlisted for an Edgar
Books To Die For, John Connolly's and Declan Burke's anthology that Liza contributed to, is nominated for the 2013 Edgar Awards, in the 'Best Critical/Biographical' category. The winners will be announced on Thursday, May 2, 2013. To see the full list of nominees, please click here.
21 JANUARY — LIFETIME reviewed by Kirkus Reviews
Lifetime, the seventh installment in the Annika Bengtzon series, will be published in the US on April 9 and the pre-publication reviews are already starting to roll in. Here's one from Kirkus Reviews:
"The plot is smart and suspenseful. The agreeably flawed Annika's personal story, which avoids cliches even as her husband falls into one in taking up with a beautiful blonde, draws us in. And Marklund knows her journalistic turf: Her rendering of the methods, internal politics and economics of newspapers is spot on. The best of Marklund's books to be published in the U.S., this work sets readers up for the next installment of the Annika Bengtzon series, A Place in the Sun, with a tantalizing last-minute revelation."
24 SEPTEMBER — LAST WILL released in the UK on Thursday
There are three days to go until Last Will, the sixth installment in the Annika Bengtzon series, will be published in the UK. The novel just got a fantastic pre-publication review in Raven Crime Reads:
"Marklund once again proves her credentials amongst the Scandinavian crime posse presenting the reader with not only a perfectly researched and gripping plot line where much can be learnt about a subject not normally addressed in the crime genre, but fuelling the plot with her wonderfully observed characters, intermingling the constraints and challenges for Annika in balancing the demands of her job with her emotional life and the danger that this places her in. An excellent read"
10 SEPTEMBER — THE BOMBER won The Reading Relay Gold Medal
The results are in for The Reading Relay, an Olympic themed Scottish summer reading promotion where readers award bronze, silver and gold medals to the competing books and we are delighted to announce that The Bomber is the winner! Silver medal went to The House of Dust and Dreams by Brenda Reid and there was a dead heat for bronze between The Midas Code by Boyd Morrison and Master of Rome by John Stack. Liza was thrilled to have been chosen by Fife's readers, saying:
I'm so glad and grateful that the Scottish Reading Relay readersenjoyed my novel The Bomber. I know that my heroine can be quite ahandful, but you guys up north on those islands knows how to handle her. You are just as tough as we are up here in Scandinavia...
17 AUGUST — BORDERLINE reviewed in De Volkskrant
Borderline, Annika Bengtzon #9, got a great review in Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant:
"Liza Marklund...has sold more than 13 million thrillers in 30 countries, of which 300.000 in the Netherlands alone. She writes in the same socially conscious tradition as her colleagues Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson. With Larsson, she shares the interest for the dark side of Sweden, and like Mankell she writes about the relationship between the 'heavenly' Sweden and the rest of the world. There is, however, a big difference between Marklund and the two other Swedish crime writers. Marklund's main character is called Bengtzon instead of Wallander or Blomkvist: and she is a woman."
9 AUGUST — Books To Die For
Liza is one of the contributors to John Connolly's and Declan Burke's anthology BOOKS TO DIE FOR. 120 crime and thriller authors around the world have with personal essays come together to create a great guide for crime and mystery lovers and for those of you new to the genre. Other contributors are Dennis Lehane, Minette Walters, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Elmore Leonard and Jo Nesbo among many other great names.
To read more about the book and its contributors, release dates and subjects, please click here
6 AUGUST — Liza interviewed by Barry Forshaw at Theakston'
Liza was one of the guests at the panel discussion 50 Different Words For Murder moderated by Barry Forshaw on the closing day of Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival. Please click here to read a post about the event written by The Venetian Vase. Euro Crime posted a great summary of the event, read it here. You can see pictures from the event on Liza's Facebook
27 JUNE — Signed copies of LAST WILL
To get your own first hardcover edition of Last Will personally autographed by Liza, please click here
8 JUNE — Petrona's book of the month
Last Will was book blogger Petrona's book of the month in May! "A brilliant thriller that combines all the elements I love in a book." To read the full post, please click here.
The novel was also reviewed by Reviewing the Evidence: "Marklund knows how to weave an exciting story out of unexpected materials, and she packs a fair amount of dynamite into the conclusion." Click here to read the full review.
31 MAY — LAST WILL premieres in New Zealand today!
The movie adaptation of Liza's sixth installment in the Annika Bengtzon series, Last Will, premieres at the movie theaters in New Zealand today. Click here to find out more.
14 MAY — LAST WILL out in the UK in September
Last Will, the sixth installment in the Annika Bengtzon series, will be published in the UK this September. The novel, which is already out in the US, has been gathering some brilliant reviews:
"Last Will is a fantastic, intelligent crime thriller, containing all the elements I love about the genre /.../ It is a clever, muscular thriller, combining exciting action with analyses of many contemporary issues"
To read the full review, please click here.
To pre-order the book, please click here.
9 MAY — Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival
Liza will attend Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival at Harrogate in July. On Sunday July 22nd, Liza will take part in the panel discussion "50 Different Words For Murder". For more info and tickets, please click here.
3 MAY — TV Host
I'm a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, which on occasion makes me do the strangest things. This Tuesday, I was hosting a fundraising TV show, broadcasted live.
About two minutes into the feature, Bjorn Ulvaeus from Abba starts telling the story of the song "Chiquitita": he and Benny Andersson wrote it in 1979 and decided to donate half of the royalties from the song to UNICEF. Over the years, this has rendered close to 20 million kronors (three million dollars) to UNICEF. And, after that, the feature brings you something Bjorn calls "Chiquitita in a new and fresh version".It was a close-to-death-experience, I have to tell you...But in order to help the children of the world, one has to make sacrifices, right?
19 APRIL — THE BOMBER competition
Don't miss the chance to win your own copy of The Bomber! Vintage Books and Transworld are giving away a library of our hugely popular, unputdownable Scandinavian Crime books and to be in with the chance to win, simply click here.
5 APRIL — VANISHED reviewed on TVNZ
Vanished, the third installment in the Annika Bengtzon series, just got a lovely review on TVNZ's website: "Vanished is another satisfying read from Scandinavia's undisputed queen of crime fiction" Read the full review by clicking here.
14 MARCH — LAST WILL to be published this autumn
Last Will, the sixth installment in the Annika Bengtzon series, will be published in the UK this autumn! In this novel, Annika is covering the glamorous Nobel Prize Dinner, traditionally held in Stockholm's City Hall, for the first time. The world's notabilities are enjoying themselves on the dance floor when suddenly gunshots break through the music. Annika is pushed down on the floor by someone escaping the scene. Soon, she finds herself caught in the middle of an intricate drama with links to Alfred Nobel - this time not merely as a reporter, but as a key witness. As you may know, the Swedish film adaptation recently had its premier in Stockholm. You can watch the trailer with English subtitles on Youtube by clicking here.
28 FEBRUARY — Praise for VANISHED
Vanished keeps getting lovely reviews by book bloggers in the UK. The Little Reader Library says: "This is a fast-paced crime novel. I really enjoyed reading it, I like this author's style of writing, and felt like the plot carried me along. It's one of those reads where I kept thinking, I'll read just one more chapter". To read the rest of the review, please click here.
21 FEBRUARY — Nobel's Last Will Gala Premier
Yesterday was the Gala Premier of Nobel's Last Will, the movie adaptation of the sixth installment in Liza's Annika Bengtzon series. The premier was held in Stockholm and Liza's Swedish publisher Piratfšrlaget made a short interview with Liza prior to the opening night:
What do you think of Malin Crepin as the "new" Annika Bengtzon?
I've seen the raw cuttings of all the six film adaptations, and I am absolutely floored by Malin. I knew she was an amazing actress but she is absolutely fantastic in the role of Annika Bengtzon. It is not an easy role to play - and not an easy character to live with for as long as Malin has.
Have you had the chance to influence the production?
A little. Tove Alsterdal (my editor) and I read all script versions and have had the chance give advice and criticism. The production company really listened to what we had to say. We've seen rough versions of the films and have made proposals for changes in the editing and the same applies there; they have listened and embraced what has been good, which was exactly what I hoped for. In general, the cooperation has proceeded beyond all expectations.
Many fans have mixed feelings about seeing their favorite book transferred onto the big screen. How do you feel about that?
I just thinks it's great. I know that I can trust the production company.
Nobel's Last Will will have it's official premier March 2nd.
10 FEBRUARY — Liza will attend The Harrogate Festival
Liza will attend the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival this summer. The festival takes place at Harrogate July 19th - 22nd. More info about events and appearances is coming soon. In the meanwhile, please check out their website by clicking here.
27 JANUARY — Book bloggers are loving VANISHED
Liza's next novel to be published in the UK, Vanished, is the third installment in the Annika Bengtzon-series. The novel will be published on February 16th but book bloggers who has had the chance to read the novel pre-publication are loving it. Please click the links below the read what they have to say about Vanished.
Our Book Reviews Online
More Than A Reading Journal
13 JANUARY – Swedish Marketing Campaign
Liza's Swedish publisher Piratförlaget recently ran a huge marketing campaign for Borderline in the Stockholm subway. Please click the thumbnails below to see some pictures from the campaign.
10 JANUARY — NOBEL'S LAST WILL movie trailer
Please click the link below to watch the movie trailer for the Swedish film adaptation of Liza Marklund's Nobel's Last Will. The movie will premier in Sweden next month.
9 JANUARY — BORDERLINE No. 2 in Norway
Borderline is No. 2 on the Norwegian Bestseller list. In this novel Annika Bengtzon is dragged into a violent hostage situation that shakes both Europe and East Africa at the same times as a murder spree in Stockholm's suburbs continues and speculations of a serial killer arises.
7 DECEMBER — BORDERLINE No. 1 in Finland
Borderline is No. 1 on the Finnish Bestseller list.
28 NOVEMBER — BORDERLINE on Scandinavian Bestseller Lists
Liza Marklund's latest novel Borderline, the ninth book about crime reporter Annika Bengtzon, is currently No. 3 on the Norwegian bestseller list and No. 2 on the Danish bestseller list.
16 NOVEMBER — Distribution rights to NOBEL'S LAST WILL sol
Feature film Nobel's Last Will, based on the novel by Liza Marklund, will be shown at the cinemas in the United States. Malabar Entertainment bought the distribution rights during the recently conducted American Film Market in Los Angeles. A total of 30 countries has now bought the film rights to the movie where Malin Crepin stars as crime reporter Annika Bengtzon, this happened even before the film had its theatrical release. Nobel's Last Will is the first in a series of six films based on Liza Marklund's successful books about Annika Bengtzon. Danish star director Peter Flinth is the director of the movie and starring are Bjorn Kjellman, Leif Andree, Kajsa Ernst and Erik Johansson along side Malin Crepin. The movie will premier in the cinemas in Scandinavia in Spring 2012.
7 NOVEMBER — Annika Bengtzon on the front-page of The Hollywood
The movie adaption of Liza Marklund's Nobel's Last Will had its first screening abroad yesterday at the AFM, American Film Market, in Los Angeles. There will be a screening of the movie today as well. Below is the front-page of The Hollywood Reporter's AFM issue.
3 NOVEMBER — THE BOMBER - the best treat for Halloween!
The Bomber is featured as one of the chilling reads suitable for the spooky Halloweeen weekend on Transworld's Lucky 13 list.
Please click here to see the full list. Also, book bloggers are loving The Bomber. Please click the links below to read two wonderful reviews of the novel:
Sarah's Book Reviews
1 NOVEMBER — Pictures and videos from the LITQUAKE FESTIVA
Please click the links below to see pictures and videos from Liza's event at the Litquake Festival in San Francisco:
Nordic Noir Selection
30 AUGUST — Interviews with LIZA
Please click below to read two interviews with Liza in the Irish newspapers The Sunday Independent and The Sunday Business Post.
The Sunday Independent
The Sunday Business Post
19 AUGUST — EXPOSED in Ireland
Earlier this month Liza visited Dublin, Ireland, to promote her novel Exposed. Liza met with several journalists and radio stations and she also did a live interview on Ireland AM, TV3. Please click the links below to read/watch/listen:
Ireland AM, TV3
Arena, RTƒ Radio 1
13 JUNE — THE ANNA LINDH MEMORIAL FUND
Liza was a close friend of Anna Lindh's, the Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs who was murdered in 2003. Today, she hands out a scholarship on behalf of the Anna Lindh Memorial Fund. The laureate is Anna Thunes, a driving spirit in the struggle against domestic violence.
1 JUNE — EXPOSED in the UK
Exposed is now out in the UK bookstores! Published by Corgi, it's the perfect crime novel for the sizzling summer. Get your own copy straight away!
12 MAY — LIZA goes to Cannes
Liza will be in Cannes this weekend for the promo of Nobel's Last Will. The movie, which is currently in post-production, is directed by Peter Flinth and produced by YellowBird and Nordisk Film.
26 APRIL — Research in Nairobi
I'm off on a research trip to Nairobi, which (hopefully) is the last one I'll need to do for my new novel. When I get back I'll just wrap it up!
19 APRIL — FOR EVERY KID
Unicef Sweden is launching its big campaign "For Every Kid" and Liza, as a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, is taking part. She has held a speech at Sergel Square in Stockholm and written a large piece about children in Colombia in the daily Expressen.
6 APRIL — Reviews of NEW VOICES SING OLD SONGS
Liza's new essay collection has been receiving great reviews in Sweden. Here are a couple of the latest ones:
"Liza Marklund's New Voices Sing Old Songs is an important and very urgent book. She is not silent. She screams in anger and righteous rage. Listen to her."
Helsingborgs Dagblad (Sweden)
"Fearless debater, skilled columnist and extraordinarily successful author - there is only one person who can measure up to Liza Marklund in contemporary Sweden: her colleague Jan Guillou."
23 MARCH — NEW VOICES SING OLD SONGS
Liza's new book is out in Sweden! Her essay collection New Voices Sing Old Songs is a warm, sharp and intimate portrait of one of Sweden's most successful and controversial authors.
16 MARCH 2011
Update from my cave: I'm deep deep deep into my new novel right now. Part One is finished and I'm trying to find the pace and heart of Part Two. If you try to talk to me, I'll just go: What? Eh? Who me?
4 MARCH 2011 — RED WOLF reviewed in The New York Times!
"You can trust Liza Marklund's description of her hard-nosed heroine, Annika Bengtzon, an investigative reporter on a Stockholm daily with the enviable freedom to write just about anything she well pleases. /.../ Despite her messy personal life, Bengtzon hangs on to the uncompromising ethics and sense of justice that make her a welcome figure in the ranks of Scandinavian sleuths."
28 FEBRUARY 2011
I visited the shooting location of Nobel's Last Will the other week. It's really weird when my characters come up to me to introduce themselves. Is this what God feels like?
23 FEBRUARY 2011
Yellowbird, the production company behind The Millenium Trilogy, have now begun to shoot their Annika Bengtzon feature film.
17 FEBRUARY 2011
Red Wolf has just been sold to Bulgaria! Colibri Publishers will publish it in Bulgarian next year.
10 FEBRUARY 2011
Red Wolf and two other Annika Bengtzon novels have just been sold to Taiwan, a great addition to the long list of countries that already publish the series.
4 FEBRUARY 2011
I'm back in Europe after my journey through South America. I've met people under hard circumstances in Cuba, Colombia and Argentina, and what always strikes me on these trips is how easily poverty could be erased.
Problem is, the powers that be don't want it eradicated.
3 FEBRUARY 2011 — Liza on Facebook
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25 JANUARY 2011 — On the road in South America
Liza is in Buenos Aires, Argentina, doing research for an upcoming book project.
18 JANUARY 2011 — Liza for UNICEF in Colombia
Liza arrives in Colombia this week for meetings with the UNICEF office in Bogotá. She is going to study various UNICEF projects in the Colombian countryside.
14 JANUARY 2011 — Starred reviews for Red Wolf in the US!
Publisher's Weekly calls Red Wolf a "superb fifth novel featuring Stockholm journalist Annika Bengtzon" and continue that "Marklund imbues Annika with a fierce intensity without sacrificing her vulnerability." Library Journal enjoys how "Marklund blends the sociology and politics of contemporary Sweden with a taut mystery, capturing the Scandinavian chill as she builds suspense to an eminently satisfying conclusion."
13 JANUARY 2011 — Annika Bengtzon to the big screen
Yellow Bird Productions, the company behind the adaptations of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series will soon begin shooting Nobel's Last Will, the sixth installment in the Annika Bengtzon series. Yellow Bird currently has six Annika Bengtzon novels in different stages of production. For more information, click here.
12 JANUARY 2011 — Liza Marklund's Website Officially Launc
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