OVER $ 100,000 copies of the novels of the scottish author Peter May (67) are sold in Norway since the first of them, "Svarthuset", came out in 2017. The site is also the next two books in the so-called Lewis trilogy released, in addition to the stand-alone thriller "Coffin Road". All with the action from the Hebrides. Goliath Publishing company, which publishes May in Norway, does not stop there. In the course of the year come three new Peter May novels out in English.
AFTER met with Peter May while he was on a small tour in Norway recently, we may determine that we have to do with a down-to-earth writer who is not exactly characterized by being a star on the krimfronten over large parts of the globe. With his charming, scottish refraction, he tells lively about themselves and their ups and downs through a long career. Kunstnerdrømmen he has had from the time he was four years old. He is a child of the 1960s and escaped as a 17-year-old from Glasgow to London, along with a bunch of guttunger to become a rock musician. He was soon brought home, hungry and disillusioned, and chose to become a journalist instead.
AFTER award-winning career in hjembyens daily newspapers, he wrote a novel in 1978. A TV company asked him to revise it to a TV series. Thus started a nearly 20 year long career as a TELEVISION producer, director and screenwriter. Among the around a thousand episodes he had a hand with, was a five-year long series that took place in the Hebrides, an archipelago he was rather tired of. In 1996, he decided to become a writer full-time.SUCCESS: "Svarthuset" turned an around the world. Show more
REPORTER he learned to write fast. TV-job trained him in the art to create dialogue. The rest; psychology, naturfølelsen, poetry and the mystique has probably been there from the start. He wrote six mysteries from China. He was actually welcomed to research with the police both in Shanghai and Beijing and became an honorary member in China's krimforfatterforening (yes, it exists!). Then he went back to the Hebrides and was inspired to write "Svarthuset". He knew that it was his best book ever and had great expectations. But he was refusert, of all the big british publishers. Disappointed, he laid it aside and wrote a new series, the Enzo files, with action in France, where he had settled.
A DAY LISTED he "Svarthuset" for its French publisher. She read it, bought the rights for the whole world and publish it. The rest is history; betting rounds in Frankfurt, literary awards, translations to a lot of countries, two additional books from the Hebrides. Finally was "Svarthuset" also released in England, where Lewis-series now has sold a million books. The prolific Peter May is just finished yet another book from the windswept Hebrides, "I'll Keep You Safe". the
TWO WEEKS comes the first book in the series, the Enzo files out in English. The next book coming in the fall. In the meantime, it is probably a stand-alone novel, "Entry Island", out in Norway. It is enough to take off, he has published 25 novels, and every day he writes. "3000 words a day," he says. "Neither more nor less."