Reflections on War, quotes from The Commissar

Recently, I had to reread The Commissar for a translation project we are currently working on, and found so many direct quotes from the novel that still read so true with an unfortunate relevance and timeliness directed at the current Easter European Ukrainian-Russian Crisis. For your (the readers out there) perusal: War is a Disease....Continue reading

Sven Hassel

A Sven Hassel novel sold every 6 minutes in 2021

Last year alone, the Sven Hassel series sold 90.000 copies world-wide. These numbers include Print, Audio, and e-Book sales. That amounts to one title sold every 6th minute. This adds to the 53 million copies sold since the release of Sven Hassel’s first novel in 1953. As such, the Sven Hassel series, comprised of a...

The Independent

It has been 10 years…

This month marks a decade since Sven Hassel's passing on September 21, 2012 at the age of 95. The Independent wrote an article on his work and life: The Independent Sven Hassel: Soldier who won the Iron Cross and wrote best-sellers By David Childs Wednesday, 14 November 2012 Hassel in 1962: he had taken part...

Dove Of Peace

A message of Peace

In light of recent international developments, we haven’t been able to stop thinking about Sven Hassel’s message of anti-war sentiments embedded in his life’s work. Despite what a government’s leadership and actions chooses, it still may not represent the views of its citizens. War should not ever have to be a choice. Instead, protecting human...Continue reading

Setting for Book Signing

100.000 Sven Hassel novels sold in 2020

The Sven Hassel Series, a compilation of 14 novels, has been in continuous sale for nearly 70 years. The novels have sold an impressive number of copies all over the world and translated into 25 different languages. The total sales figures since the first release are far above 50 million copies sold. We are proud...

A Victory Parade

A Victory Parade

In the 1970's Hassel's UK leading Publisher, Corgi, created a poster for marketing purposes that showcased a dramatic, thrilling and enticing set-up for the novels. The author was one of their top-selling writers. Even though the years have passed this is still one of the more loved posters created of the books. Today, Hassel’s novels...Continue reading

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