​THE INVENTION OF ANA sold to the United States! 


Custom House, new literary imprint of HarperCollins, has acquired the rights to publish The Invention of Ana in the United States.


Geoff Shandler, Editorial Director, and Anna Will, Editor, acquired the rights just before the Frankfurt Bookfair. The novel will be out in early 2018.


Ana Ivan will be the first Danish debut novel to be published in US since Peter Høeg's 'A History of Danish Dreams' (1988).

Mikkel Rosengaard

THE INVENTION OF ANA out in Sweden


ANA IVAN was published by Förum in February 2017 and the Swedish critics have given ANA IVAN a very warm welcome. Sydsvenskan, one of Sweden's largest papers, printed an interview and a review saying:  


"Rosengaard's debut is a pageturner (...) with scientific paradoxes and quantum mechanical mystery, Rosengaard suceeds in making the reader forget about time".


The novel is deftly translated by Johanne Lykke Holm who is publishing her anticipated debut novel in Sweden later this year.

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More Swedish reviews below!
Tara:
"Suddenly I'm hooked. At first I don't understand why this tried story of a young man who meets the Romanian Ana Ivan in New York's hip art world grabs hold of my attention. But there is a Peter Høeg-esque flow to the writing and the novel soon becomes an intense tale about time. Present, past and forever. Sometimes almost burlesque. From the flow of words emerges a moving story about a young girl coming to terms with herself." 


Västerbottens-Kuriren:
"A strong drive, great timing and well-chosen changes of pace characterize Mikkel Rosengaard’s prose. I sense some of Peter Høeg’s temperament as a writer and an obvious sense if not for snow, then for the magic of being.” 


​Skånska Dagbladet
"Terrifically interesting (...) A mindfuck with time, space, place, memory, mourning, inheritance, how things are and then not, when everything turns out to be different. I feel surprisingly involved, I long for the book like I long for sweets in the evening, enamored by Rosengaard's way of telling a story, his language that is just flowing."


Upsala Nya Tidning:
""Mikkel Rosengaard's approach to the novel is ingenious ... the idea is strong and the result highly successful"

Landskrona Posten:
"“A true page-turner with a deeply engaging story and a dramaturgy and subject matter that puts time in question – in more than one respect.”"


Vi Läser:
"Rosengaards snillrika förmåga att få till en intagande, oväntad och kuslig historia gör mig nyfiken på vad han kan åstadkomma i nästa bok." 

Praise for THE INVENTION OF ANA

Gyldendal, Denmark (2016), Querido, Netherlands (2016), Forum, Sweden (2017), Gyldendal NF, Norway (2017).

* * * * * - Berlingske Tidende (Denmark)
"Mikkel Rosengaard's debut novel is terrific (...) fluently written and deep-felt, often with more than a hint of humor, Rosengaard simply and plainly has an extraordinary talent for telling stories and telling them well"

* * * * * - Ekstra Bladet (Denmark)
"Rosengaard's first novel is an awe-inspiring show of storytelling magic. A cool debut full of hilarious ideas and warm emotions."


* * * * * - Børsen (Denmark)
"An addictive and compelling debut novel (…) the narrative voice is bold, the tone almost perky despite the heavy topics, and the language effervescent.”" 


* * * * * - Nordjyske (Denmark)
“Rosengaard flies all the flags of fiction (…) a story that is sensuously attentive and vividly alive for the reader”


* * * * - Hebban (Netherlands)

"The severity and depth of the characters and themes are animated by a remarkably creative use of language and a very fine narrative style. This fascinating debut novel could well provide Rosengaard the breakthrough in Europe and the United States."


* * * * - Chicklit (Netherlands)

"impressive, painful and endearing at the same time (...) As a reader you can do nothing but surrender to the book and - just as the main character is enchanted by Ana's stories - be enchanted by Rosengaard's storytelling skills."


Sydsvenskan (Sweden):
​"Rosengaard's debut is a pageturner (...) with scientific paradoxes and quantum mechanical mystery, Rosengaard suceeds in making the reader forget all about time"


❤❤❤❤ - Politiken (Denmark)
"Propelled forward with an impeccable sense for pace and timing (...) Rosengaard succeeds brilliantly in hitting the readers right in their page-turning spot."


​Skånska Dagbladet (Sweden)
"Terrifically interesting (...) A mindfuck with time, space, place, memory, mourning, inheritance, how things are and then not, when everything turns out to be different. I feel surprisingly involved, I long for the book like I long for sweets in the evening, enamored by Rosengaard's way of telling a story, his language that is just flowing."

* * * * - Jyllands-Posten (Denmark)
"Impossible not to be swept away by Ana's mysterious journey."

Dagens Næringsliv (Norway)

​THE INVENTION OF ANA has everything to make it qualify as a cult novel. The characters are young and intense, the themes are wonderfully ambitious and philosophical, and the plot unfolds in widely different and partly romantized parts the world.”


* * * * - Kristeligt Dagblad​ (Denmark)
"”It’s a pleasure to read Mikkel Rosengaard’s free flowing and effortless prose”


Weekendavisen (Denmark)
"It is fascinating subject matter Mikkel Rosengaard presents in his debut novel (...) a strong sense for storytelling and an honest curiosity has a spellbinding effect." 


Tara (Sweden)​

​​Suddenly I'm hooked (...) there is a Peter Høeg-esque flow to the writing and the novel soon becomes an intense tale about time. Present, past and forever. Sometimes almost burlesque. From the flow of words emerges a moving story about a young girl coming to terms with herself."


Västerbottens-Kuriren (Sweden):

"A strong drive, great timing and well-chosen changes of pace characterize Mikkel Rosengaard’s prose. I sense some of Peter Høeg’s temperament as a writer and an obvious sense if not for snow, then for the magic of being.” 

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Upsala Nya Tidning (sweden):
""Mikkel Rosengaard's approach to the novel is ingenious ... the idea is strong and the result highly successful"

Landskrona Posten (Sweden):
"“A true page-turner with a deeply engaging story and a dramaturgy and subject matter that puts time in question – in more than one respect.”"


Litteratursiden (Denmark)

"Der er noget kalejdoskopisk over romanens univers, som hele tiden ændrer sig en lille smule, rykker sig, så man er nødt til at læse videre for at få næste forunderlige billede med. ’Forestillinger om Ana Ivan’ er en bog, man læser hurtigt, men som bliver hængende i bevidstheden længe."

Bogpusheren (Denmark)

"Det er noget af et brag Mikkel Rosengaard fyrer af i sin første roman (...)  en fascinerende historie om stærk familiefølelse og om kærlighed og svigt."

LItteraturNU (Denmark)

​"Informationer tilbageholdes virtuost, så mysterierne vokser sig større og med et snuptag samles hele molevitten og tildeles en fin krølle på halen (...) nok kræver det en god historie at skrive en god roman, men det kræver også en god hjerne at fortælle den." 


Available in Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. Forthcoming in the US in 2018.