Arcadia Books has signed a second novel from Norwegian writer Tore Renberg.
The indie publisher¹s Karen Sullivan signed world rights to From All Sides, the sequel to See You Tomorrow, through Even Råkil, rights director at the Norwegian Aschehoug agency.
Sullivan said See You Tomorrow had received strong backing from UK bookshops, especially Waterstones, and there was "no question of not continuing with the series."
See You Tomorrow has just been released in the UK, launched in Rough Trade East in London on Tuesday (12th August).
Renberg teamed up with Norwegian indie psychedelic rock band I Was A King to host the launch. After a reading and a Q&A where Renberg discussed the influence of music on his novel, I Was A King played a set, with Renberg unexpectedly joining in on keyboards for their last tune (see pic).
Sullivan said: "I feel that Rough Trade East was completely the right venue to launch Tore's book because music has been a lifelong passion of his too. When he read from the book, the way the audience was responding, I really felt that we have out bestseller here."
Renberg is now touring UK bookshops holding events before heading to Edinburgh Festival.
The "haunting, neo-noir novel" has sold more than 18,000 copies in Norway.