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Gyldendal Agency 2013

Gyldendal litteratur • Kolon


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Norwegian novels, short stories, crime fiction, essays

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These Moments is a chronicle of one woman’s life in Norway’s recent history. It is about educational choices, family life, and the struggle to own a sliver of one’s own time.

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This time, death pays a visit to Wisting’s own neighbourhood. Only three houses away from the policeman’s home, a man has been sitting dead in front of his television set for four months. Something about the case catches Wisting’s journalist daughter’s attention.

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“When all was said and told, the ocean itself had never held any great attraction for him – other than as a location for scientific research.”

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On every page there are thirty five, perhaps forty names in the first column. These are the people my parents gave Christmas presents to. In the next column my brother Elling´s name appears, then my own, and when my sister, Anne Johanne, was born she too got her column - indicating what she had given to some of these relatives. And at the back of each sheet: a list of the presents my parents got in return - and from whom. And the same for us children - every year accounted for until we turned eighteen. All these gifts she recorded. Pondered, planned, purchased, crafted, inherited. Wished for and provided with. All in all there must be thousands of them. FROM CECILIE ENGER’S MOTHER’S GIFTS


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These Moments Herbjørg Wassmo

“An intense novel about coming of age under harsh circumstances in the north, revealing and wellwritten ... Wassmo crowns her work as a writer in a dense, well-composed text ... breathtaking descriptions of nature.” GURI HJELTNES, VG

“a brave and passionate story – about the life of a writer, of a woman, of a human being.”

THESE Moments is a novel about a writer’s life from adolescence till she is a full-fledged artist. Herbjørg Wassmo writes about lack of self-confidence and the struggle to become something, about dreams and a steadfast will to be creative. It is also the story of Norway’s recent history, about education and family life in a time wrought with changes. It is about yearning for a love she doesn’t believe in, and about betrayal. And about being sensitive to impressions and enclosed in your own stubbornness. Most of the story takes place in an expansive and challenging northern Norwegian landscape, and it is related by a narrator who is generous, tender and somewhat self-ironic, even when life is harsh. Here we meet a woman who does things she doesn’t really dare to do, who transcends taboos and paves a way that is completely her own.

MAYA TROBERG DJUVE, DAGBLADET

Herbjørg Wassmo (b. 1942) made her literary debut in 1976. She has received a number of literary awards, among others the Critics’ Award, Nordic Council’s Literary Award, the Booksellers’ Award, and the Jean Monnet Prize.

Previously published A Hundred Years (2009) A Glass of Milk, Please (2006) Escaping from Frank (2003) The Seventh Meeting (2000) Karna’s Legacy (1997), Travels. Four Stories (1995), Son of Joy (1992) Dina’s Book (1989)

NOVEL // ORIGINAL TITLE: DISSE ØYEBLIKK FOREIGN SALES // DENMARK, NETHERLANDS, LITHUANIA

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Sample translation from the book

She must make them believe that she’s having fun, so they don’t discover what’s wrong. Hears that her laughter is as shrill as a squeaky bike brake going down a steep hill. But she gets them to laugh. Loudly. Her mother likes that she has friends visiting and is always very nice. Prepares food for them. They eat, and drink cocoa. She and the girls from school. They dance in the big empty room on the first floor because nobody lives there right now. They play records. Tango, waltz and rock. Mostly rock. She can’t remember the names of the songs or who is singing. With one exception. Elvis. Blue Suede Shoes. She’s nauseated even before they begin, and sometimes falls. Not only when she dances. «Sit down,» her mother says gently. The two of them are alone; her sister has gone to bed. «You’ve been gaining weight?» her mother continues. She’s seen it. Understood it. There was more than just rock music and dancing with the electrical student. The truth will out, as they say. The truth always comes out. Her mother’s only reproach is to say she was crazy to hike across the mountains without telling anyone about her condition. «I didn’t know, didn’t believe it, couldn’t believe it,» she insists in a shrill voice, but then gives up. At first it’s quiet. Terribly quiet. You’d think several days had gone by before her mother finally speaks: «Well, I’m sure things will work out.» But she can hear that her mother has misgivings. The big round stove in the living room is cold. It has cast iron designs and reaches almost to the ceiling. Her mother has just blackened it and washed her hands, and now offers her the towel to blow her nose. Blacking and cloths lie in a cardboard box by the coke bin. «Please clean up this mess I made. I’m going to fix us something to eat,» says her mother and leaves. Translated by Nadia Christensen

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Mother’s Gifts Cecilie Enger

PRESS CLIPPINGS FROM CECILIE ENGER’S LAST NOVEL, THE CHAMBER MAID:

“This is a beautiful little novel about a bygone age at the royal palace.” GURI HJELTNES, VG

“The author employs minute, but precise tools in this story, and the novel turns out to be a subdued and gripping portrait of an extraordinary life.”

SEVERELY afflicted by Alzheimer’s disease, Cecilie Enger’s mother is forced to move into a nursing home. As a consequence, Cecilie’s childhood home has to be emptied and sold. While sorting through her mother’s belongings, Cecilie comes across a meticulous list detailing every single gift the members of her family have exchanged over a period of four decades; gifts received and given by a number of individuals who have suffered highly diverse fates and fortunes. Taking this list as her starting point, Cecilie Enger chronicles her family history from the late 19th century till today. At the same time, she also tells another story. Over the course of the two years it takes her to write Mother’s Gifts, her mother’s memory and personality gradually disintegrate and vanish. This novel is a story about gifts, memories and our desire to cling on to time. Mother’s Gifts is a novel about the shaping of Norway as a modern nation, narrated with the use of artefacts and recollections.

LINE BAUGSTØ, DAGENS NÆRINGSLIV

Cecilie Enger (b. 1963 in Oslo) lives in Asker. She works as a journalist for Dagens Næringsliv as well as writing fiction. Since her debut with the novel The Necessity in 1994 she has written five novels for adults. NOVEL // ORIGINAL TITLE: MORS GAVER

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Previously published The Chamber Maid (2011) Storming the Heavens (2007) Have Mercy (2003) The Henriksen Brothers (2000) Kjell Aksel. A Cropped Story (children’s book, 1999) Extremity (1996), The Necessity (1994)


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Sample translation from the book

It has been six months since mother, highly confused, got into a strange, blue car without asking where she was being taken. My sister held her hand and a friendly municipal councillor drove down the gravel path and past the gate. Mother wasn’t entirely at ease, but she kept looking lovingly down on Little Vøv, who rested in the elegant leather handbag on her arm, with just one eye, flattened nose and a bandage on his right paw; his material roughly woven, light brown on the dog’s belly, his ears brown and black. They had been together since her third birthday, in 1938. I turn away from the window and notice a loose drawer by the wall. It used to belong to her desk, the one we got rid of. The drawer is full of papers. I pick up some of them. Graduation papers from 1952 and a note from her GP about back pains. Songs for anniversaries, confirmations, and weddings – and an FB marked “1942-1948”. When you get old and nobody wants you Climb up on the roof and give yourself to the crows And a stack of cheap, grey paper, held together by a large clip. I sit down on the floor and leaf through the pages. Columns, names, objects. These are gift lists for Christmas, neatly numbered. The first list is from 1963, the year I was born. The last is from 2003. Some of the names I know well – cousins, aunts and uncles. Others are just vague memories, of white hair, tightly tied in a bun at the back of the neck– of dark clothes and magnificent moustaches. I suddenly recall people I´ve forgotten: Mrs Hansen, who used to clean for us in the early 70s, and who would let me help her out while telling me the lewdest stories. And those freaky, young neighbours, who smelt of spices and sweat, went about naked in the summer months and read books they always wanted to discuss with my mother. And my mother´s friends, who all had cute nicknames. On every page there are thirty five, perhaps forty names in the first column. These are the people my parents gave Christmas presents to. In the next column my brother Elling´s name appears, then my own, and when my sister, Anne Johanne, was born she too got her column – indicating what she had given to some of these relatives. And at the back of each sheet: a list of the presents my parents got in return – and from whom. And the same for us children – every year accounted for until we turned eighteen. All these gifts she recorded. Pondered, planned, purchased, crafted, inherited. Wished for and provided with. All in all there must be thousands of them. I spend a good while studying these notes. Translation by Torleiv J. Andersson

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Clearing out Helene Uri

“Convincing solemnity and stylish simplicity.” ANNE MERETE K. PRINOS, AFTENPOSTEN

“From a literary point of view, this is one of Helene Uri’s most exciting books (…) executed with a living presence and an inquisitiveness that is bound to spellbind.”

THE linguist Ellinor Smidt is quite unexpectedly offered a research post in Finnmark. As part of a larger project on dying languages, her task is to survey the usage of a Sami language. The writer Helene Uri receives a phone call that is quite as unexpected. On the other end of the line she hears a northern Norwegian voice claiming to be a relative of hers. It turns out that Helene Uri’s great grandfather was Sami, a fact no one in the family has ever mentioned. One story is true, the other is fiction. Both grew out of Helene Uri’s mourning process following the loss of her mother. Combined, the two stories form a moving novel about southerners and northern lights, about language and family, about words and belonging. And about the fact that things and people can disappear and be gone forever.

GEIR VESTAD, HAMAR ARBEIDERBLAD

Helene Uri (b. 1964) has written many books, both fact and fiction, and she has been translated into more than ten languages, including Swedish, German, Danish, English and Japanese. FICTION // ORIGINAL TITLE: RYDDE UT FOREIGN SALES // HUNGARY

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Previously published Bitches (2011) The Just (2009) The Best Among Us (2006) Nylon Angel (2003) Honey Tongues (2002) Deep Red 315 (2001)


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Sample translation from the book

I’m planning to write a novel about Finnmark, about an Oslo woman, Ellinor Smidt and her first meeting with the Sámi language. I hadn’t thought of telling her that, but that is the novel I’m going to write, so I’m going to have to say no to libraries for a while. But the woman says something completely different. She says that she’s a relative. She’s calling from Hammerfest, she says, and she is the grandchild of my paternal grandfather’s sibling. Oh, I say, and my hand is so numb with cold that I change my grip, because I’m scared I might drop my phone. She’s been doing some research into the family and wondered if she could have dates of birth for me and my sister, our spouses (she actually says spouses, which makes it sounds so formal) and my children. Someone else is trying to get hold of me, I hold my phone out from my ear and see that it’s my friend. But I carry on talking to the woman from the north of Norway, give her the dates. I say that I’d like to see the family tree when she’s made it, could she maybe email it to me? She doesn’t have email, she says, but she can send it to me in the post when it’s ready. My friend, whom I was supposed to meet ten minutes ago, is still trying to get hold of me, I can tell from the brief interruptions to my conversation with my relative whose name I can’t remember. I’m afraid I have to go now, I say. The hand that has been holding the phone is frozen numb. And so is my friend, no doubt. All the same, I save the number on my mobile before I call her back. Relative, I write. Translated by Kari Dickson

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Across the China Sea Gaute Heivoll

“Gaute Heivoll composes beautiful prose about the greatness of small things. Across the China Sea is a story full of warm comedy.” VG

“He has done it again. This is Heivoll at his very best.” HAMAR ARBEIDERBLAD

“A powerful read.”

JUST before the Second World War a married couple opens their own care home for the «mentally deficient». In addition to their little family of four – father, mother, son and daughter – their rooms are soon filled with patients: the religious brooder Christian Jensen; the silent Matiassen, forever sitting and rocking to and fro, and Uncle Josef, one of the best-read people in the district. After a while a group of five brothers and sisters also move in. Josef calls them simply «the boobies from Stavanger» but nevertheless they soon become part of this motley family. The war ends, but those living in the little «madhouse» will have anything but peace. For soon they are to suffer a tragedy that will pursue them for the rest of their lives. With a story based on real events Gaute Heivoll has written a deeply humanistic novel about defenceless individuals, the ties between brothers and sisters and a mother’s lifelong love for her child.

STAVANGER AFTENBLAD

Gaute Heivoll (born 1978) made his debut in 2002 and has written poems, short stories, children’s books and novels. In 2010 he broke through with Before I Burn, for

which he also won the Brage Prize. This novel has since been sold to more than 20 countries. Across the China Sea is his sixth novel.

FICTION // ORIGINAL TITLE: OVER DET KINESISKE HAV FOREIGN SALES // DENMARK

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Sample translation from the book

I don’t know what the five of them were imagining when they were picked up one morning a few weeks later. Perhaps they were informed where they were going. Perhaps not. Perhaps they told Lilly, who after all was seventeen and perhaps not mentally deficient, just retarded, and who from now on would act as a kind of mother to the other four. Perhaps they told her; perhaps she nodded and pretended she understood. They had no luggage, no possessions, only the new clothes they were wearing. Lilly gathered her brothers and sister around her, the care staff took their leave of them and then they were led into the street to the black car waiting for them. The sea was grey and choppy, showers of sleet drifted across the fjord, and as they were driven along the Jæren coastline, the weather brightened and they could see the curve of the sea on the horizon. They drove through Egersund and Flekkefjord, the car turned up towards the Kvinesheia hills, and once on top they could have turned and still glimpsed the sea in the distance. It was a journey of more than two hundred kilometres. When they arrived in Mandal it was already dark. The car turned north and continued alongside the river. The air was getting colder, the drifts at the side of the road were growing, the snow shone blue in the juddering light of the headlamps and soon they were passing through a black forest. Translated by Don Bartlett

“[In shimmering prose he portrays] everyday life and the paralyzing grief when tragedy strikes a family. Gaute Heivoll has never been as good as this before!” ADRESSEAVISEN

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Bergeners Tomas Espedal

PRESS CLIPPINGS FROM TOMAS ESPEDAL’S LAST NOVEL, AGAINST NATURE:

“One of this year’s most powerful and original releases.” SINDRE HOVDENAKK, VG

“In his latest titles Espedal weaves poetry and autobiography together in a unique, Norwegian prose style.”

THE narrative starts in New York City, at the swanky Standard Hotel and ends in Askanischer Hof in Berlin, a hotel that has seen better days. Between these metropolises we find Bergen. Bergen’s streets and buildings, and the people who walk the streets and live in the buildings. Using Joyce’s Dubliners as a discrete guide, Tomas Espedal wanders through the streets of his hometown. He takes notes, reflects, writes a diary and draws portraits of the city and its inhabitants. He writes tales and short stories, meets fellow writers and other residents of Bergen. He listens to anecdotes and writes letters. He is drawn away from Bergen, and he is drawn towards Bergen. He writes Bergeners, a book about Bergen, and about life, in a way no one else could have written the book.

TOM EGIL HVERVEN, KLASSEKAMPEN

“Very few Norwegian novels are filled with such beautiful prose.” KÅRE BULIE, DAGENS NÆRINGSLIV

Tomas Espedal Tomas Espedal (b. 1961) lives in Bergen and made his literary debut in 1988. He has been shortlisted for the Nordic Council’s Literary Award twice. He has won the Brage Prize, the Critics’ Award and the Gyldendal Prize. NOVEL // ORIGINAL TITLE: BERGENERS

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Previously published Against Nature (2011), Against Art (2009), Walk, or the Art of Living a Wild and Poetic Life (2006), Letters (an attempt) (2005), Diary (epitaphs) (2003), Biography (oblivion) (1999), Blond (memory) (1996)


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Hidden Behind the Dark Branches Nikolaj Frobenius JO Uddermann’s childhood friend Georg had a disconcerting fascination for disaster and death. But he was also a boy who drew a lot of attention and caused people to wonder. Was he a victim? Or a “child with no soul”? As an adult Jo learns that Georg died while he was in prison, and he writes a documentary novel in an attempt to discover who his childhood friend really was. The novel creates a stir, but in the wake of a television interview inexplicable things start to happen to Jo. Car doors that are wide open, an unsettling mms from an anonymous sender, a burglary where nothing is stolen. Slowly a pattern evolves: Someone is watching Jo’s every move and is invading his life – by increasingly drastic means.

PRESS CLIPPINGS FROM NIKOLAJ FROBENIUS’S LAST NOVEL SO HIGHLY WERE YOU LOVED:

“Frobenius transforms his material into moving and important literature that pushes its reader a step forward.” MAYA TROBERG DJUVE, DAGBLADET

“So Highly Were You Loved carries immense existential weight and is told in an efficient and unsentimental manner.” MORTEN WINTERVOLD, KLASSEKAMPEN

Nikolaj Frobenius (b. 1965) lives in Oslo. He made his literary debut in 1986, with a collection of short prose titled Whirl. His third novel, Latour’s Catalogue was an international success, and his books have been translated into 15 languages. NOVEL // ORIGINAL TITLE: MØRKE GRENER

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Previously published So Highly were You Loved (2011), I Will Show You Fear (2008), Wonderful Defeats (essays, 2007), Theory and Practice (2004), The Tiniest (2003), Other Places (2001), The Shy Pornographer (1999), Latour’s Catalogue (1996)

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Spinmeister Henrik H. Langeland

“Spinmeister is great fun to read. There aren’t many writers who can beat Langeland at this game.” ØRJAN GREIFF JOHNSEN, ADRESSEAVISEN

“More than anything else, Spinmeister is a well spun, tall tale about modern Norway’s cornucopia of senseless waste and our firm conviction that anything worth having can be bought – including power and influence.” LEIF EKLE, NRK

CHRISTIAN von der Hall has gradually built himself up to become an important player of the Norwegian public relations industry. Now he faces his greatest task ever: He has been assigned to ensure that the conservative party Høyre wins the upcoming parliamentary election. It is crucial that nothing goes wrong … As one might expect, however, stumbling blocks just seem to pile up in front of him. He does after all move in a world of ministers and PR consultants, sensation-hungry journalists and ambitious political advisors, so it is easy to make mistakes. In his private life he tries hard to make his two teenage kids and ex-wife Tessa happy. Does he secretly want her back? In that case, what is he doing in bed with Høyre’s rising star, the gorgeous Ayla? Henrik H. Langeland has written a superbly entertaining novel. Spinmeister is full of suspense – and comedy. At the same time, it gives us a peek behind the curtains of an environment and a power struggle where only the strongest and smartest can survive.

Henrik H. Langeland (b. 1972 in Oslo) received his literary breakthrough with the novel Wonderboy in 2003. In 2007 he published the novel Francis Meyer’s passion, a story that took place at the University of Oslo, where the author himself delivered NOVEL // ORIGINAL TITLE: FYRSTEN

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his doctoral thesis on Marcel Proust. In 2010 he published The World Champions, the first volume of a series about four Oslo families in the 1980’s and -90’s. The second volume, Hawk and Dove, was released in 2012. His works have been published in seven countries.


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The Tourist Knut Faldbakken MARBELLA is known as the pearl of the Costa del Sol, a tumbling ground for the wealthy and famous, and a popular goal for thousands of Norwegians on vacation. But the city is also a haven for criminals operating in the shadows of the holiday paradise; corruption, blackmail, money laundering, drug smuggling – all activities with close ties to international organized crime. Jonfinn Valmann receives an urgent call and has to go to Marbella to help a person in grave danger. A person who once was close to him, but with whom he has had no contact for many years. His own mother. For once, Valmann is forced to operate as a civilian, without the authority his police title otherwise would have given him, and with no network to back him up. A fact he sorely notices when he encounters brutal criminal syndicates and has no one to call on for help.

PRESS CLIPPINGS FROM KNUT FALDBAKKEN’S LAST NOVEL, THE NIGHT GARDEN:

“Steady grip.” SVERRE MØRKHAGEN, VG

“A reading experience that stays with you.” HELGE OTTESEN, VARDEN

“The Night Garden is a story about a condition and a tragedy. It is nuanced, realistic and – as crime novels go – really good.” TORBJØRN EKELUND, DAGBLADET

Knut Faldbakken (b. 1941) made his literary debut in 1967 with the novel The Grey Rainbow. Faldbakken’s books have been translated into 20 languages, and he has sold almost two million copies of his books at home and abroad.

Previously published The Night Garden (2011) Totem (2009) Late Damage (2008) The Thieves (2007) Night Frost (2006) The Border (2005) The Gymnast (2004)

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The Caveman Jørn Lier Horst

“The Cave Man is a high intensity thriller from page one. It will stand as one of this year’s best crime novels.” TVEDESTRANDSPOSTEN

“Jørn Lier Horst demonstrates that he is one of our finest crime fiction writers. [Horst] is the new Nesbø.” TORBJØRN EKELUND, DAGBLADET

THIS time, death pays a visit to Wisting’s own neighbourhood. Only three houses away from the policeman’s home, a man has been sitting dead in front of his television set for four months. There are no indications that anything criminal has taken place. Viggo Hansen was a man nobody ever noticed, even though he lived in the midst of a community. His death doesn’t make any headlines, but there is something about the case that catches Wisting’s journalist daughter’s attention. She decides to write a new kind of newspaper article: a portrait of a completely unknown person. While Line starts her investigation, the police are notified about a new death. A male corpse has been found in a forest glazing, apparently after lying there for quite some time. A highly unusual find on the deceased person triggers one of the most extensive manhunts in Norwegian police history. The only thing that can hinder the police in their work, is if the media find out what’s brewing.

Jørn Lier Horst (b. 1970) has several years of experience as police officer. He made his debut as a writer of crime fiction in 2004 and has published nine crime novels featuring police offices William Wisting.

Previously published The Hounds (2012), Winter Closed (2011), Dredges (2010), The Nightman (2009), The Only One (2007), When the Sea Grows Calm (2006), Felicia Disappeared (2005), The Key Witness (2004)

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The Hunting Dogs WILLIAM Wisting is suspended from duty pending the outcome of an investigation into his alleged planting of evidence. He led the investigation of one of the nation’s most widely publicized criminal cases, when the young Cecilia Linde was killed. Now, 17 years later, it has been uncovered that the evidence that convicted the killer had been planted. William Wisting has spent his whole career hunting down criminals, but this time he must work alone and undercover in order to reveal who construed the false evidence and what really happened back then. He is assisted by his journalist daughter Line, but he also gets help from unexpected quarters. Then a new disappearance of a young woman triggers a nerve-racking race. The Glass Key 2012. Riverton Prize 2012.

Closed for Winter AUTUMN fog covers the coastal landscape like a blanket and the cabins gaze with blind windows towards the leaden sea. Ove Bakkerud intends to spend a last, quiet weekend at his summer cottage before closing the place up for winter. But when he arrives he ďŹ nds the place a shambles, rummaged by burglars. And in the neighbouring cottage: A man who has been mangled to death. Detective chief inspector William Wisting has seen grotesque killings before. But the desperation he witnesses this autumn is new to him. Therefore he is not very pleased when his daughter Line settles down in a cabin out at the mouth of the fjord. His concern increases as they come across more badly mutilated corpses in the skerries. Bookseller Prize 2011. 19

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Scarred Thomas Enger

“This is crime writing at a high level, and among journalist writers Thomas Enger belongs in a class of his own.” ADRESSEAVISEN

A KILLER seeking revenge: En elderly woman is found murdered and brutally mutilated in a nursing home in Oslo. Everything suggests that the killer was driven by an intense rage. An anonymous threat: Minister of Justice Trine Juul-Osmundsen is accused of sexual harassment towards a younger, male politician. The case triggers a media frenzy, and the minister receives a warning: Step down, or else the real truth will be revealed. A man hunting for an answer: Journalist Henning Juul is supposed to cover the nursing home case, but at the same time he is unable to ignore the media frenzy concerning his own sister, the minister. He soon comes across truths that won’t stand the light of day. And then the killer strikes again. He is still seeking vengeance.

Thomas Enger (b. 1973) published his first crime novel Burned in 2010. It was introduced to international publishers ahead of publication and immediately captured the interest of Nordic, European, US and Asian publishers. FICTION / CRIME // ORIGINAL TITLE: BLODTÅKE

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Burned (2010) A SOLITARY tent on Ekebergsletta contains the body of a half-buried woman. She has been stoned to death, there are marks from lashing across her back and one of her hands has been chopped off. Two years earlier the Internet reporter Henning Juul lost his son in a fire. Now he is back at work and told to cover the murder. The police soon find a suspect, but Juul senses straightaway that there is more to this case than meets the eye. His hunt for answers brings him to the attention of some very nasty people. When another murder takes place, Juul realises he must discover the truth before more lives are lost, including his own.

Pierced (2011) IF you find out who set me up, I’ll tell you what happened the day your son died. That is the message crime reporter Henning Juul receives from the incarcerated former extortionist Tore Pulli. He is convicted for a murder he claims he did not commit and he wants Henning to find the real killer. Truth has never meant more for Henning Juul. And in order to find the truth he has to dive deep into an impenetrable world surrounded by a haze of myth. Uncovering more questions than answers, Henning wonders whether Pulli is to be trusted. Soon he realizes that he has to find not one but several killers. Killers who have never been more dangerous than they are now.

UK CRITICS ON BURNED:

“New Stars of Nordic Noir: [Enger is] one of the most unusual and intense talents in the field.” INDEPENDENT

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The Nature of Man Jørgen Brekke

VG ADRESSA TVEDESTRANDSPOSTEN TØNSBERGS BLAD TRØNDERAVISA

POLICE detective Odd Singsaker is in a house on the isle of Hitra. There’s a corpse lying next to him, and he is aiming a shotgun at a person in a charred sofa. Obviously, quite a lot has happened since Singsaker’s wife Felicia Stone packed her belongings and left him. A corrupt, ice cold policeman, a partying student who suddenly finds himself in trouble, a wife who strikes back at her husband and a debt collector who knows how to swing a bat – they all have contributed to land Odd Singsaker in this mess. The third Odd Singsaker novel is the story of what happened to Felicia Stone, about crime on a large scale, love that refuses to fade and the four humours. And about everything else that constitutes human nature.

Jørgen Brekke (b. 1968) made a spectacular literary debut with the acclaimed crime novel Realm of Grace in 2011. It was selected as Book of the Month by two book clubs and is under translation into 13 languages. FICTION / CRIME // ORIGINAL TITLE: MENNESKETS NATUR

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The Realm of Grace (2011)

IN 1528 a young, travelling Fransiscan monk stays for a short period in Bergen before he goes north. His luggage contains a large assortment of knives and a piece of untreated hide. Almost five hundred years later, a flayed corpse appears in a museum in Richmond, Virginia, and another crops up in a book vault in Trondheim. Both incidents seem to be tied to to a strange old text written on parchment, The Book of John. This is the first novel featuring the Norwegian police inspector Odd Singsaker and the American murder investigator Felicia Stone. It is a story of dissection, ancient books, gruesome murders and wounds that need time to heal.

Dreamless (2012) In 1767 a poor troubadour flees Stockholm after offending the daughter of one of the city’s mightiest men. That same year the naked, unidentified body of a man is found on the breakwater outside Trondheim. The bulimic and cantankerous constable Nils Bayer has a difficult case on his hands. In the winter of 2011 a young woman is found murdered in Trondheim. The killer has removed the victim’s larynx and placed a music box that plays an unknown melody on top of the body. Odd Singsaker has few leads to go on. When a sixteen-year-old girl disappears, Singsaker fears the worst. These crimes are committed nearly 250 years apart. But they appear to have one thing in common: a mysterious lullaby that promises eternal sleep.

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“A glorious feast for the reader [...] Jørgen Brekke quickly establishes his own style and narrative voice. He will have a huge following.” ADRESSEAVISEN

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Pain Killer Asle Skredderberget

“Italian Upperdog. In the series of gray mass produced Scandinavian detectives, Milo Cavalli stands out».” DAGENS NÆRINGSLIV

INGRID Tollefsen is a 31 year old research scientist who works for the medical firm Forum Healthcare. When she meets her killer in a hotel room in Rome and realises that she is about to die, she succeeds in staying calm. Before she is killed, she manages to leave a sign that can help the police track the chain of events. Police detective Milo Cavalli (of Norwegian/Italian heritage) who specializes in white-collar crime, is sent to Rome to represent the Norwegian police in the investigation. He is aware that Tollefsen’s brother was killed in a gang-related incident two years earlier. As the investigation proceeds, the case expands to involve organized crime in the Oslo underworld, as well as cynical members of the Wall Street financial elite. Pain Killer is a crime novel about family secrets, money and power. And about losing one’s beloved.

Asle Skredderberget (b. 1972) holds a Masters degree in Business and Finance from Bergen and Milan. He worked as a business journalist, before pursuing a career as a corporate executive. Skredderberget draws on both his journalistic and

corporate experience in his writing. His debut crime novel, Soft as Metal, about the weapons industry and financial industry, was shortlisted to the prestigious Riverton Award as Norway’s best crime novel in 2010.

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The Scarlet Room H.K. Fauskanger IN the basement of the manor farm Ugge in Østfold there is a sealed room called the scarlet room. Rumour has it that the vicar who built the farm in the eighteenth century sold his soul to the devil, and the legend says that anyone who spends a night in the scarlet room will either die or lose their mind. In 1897 the rationalist Fredrik Lange decides to put this myth to the test by allowing himself to be locked in the room for a night. He is accompanied to Ugge Farm by the British medium Celia Fay, her interpreter Oskar Brattenschlag and the satanologist Jon Lauritz Quisling, who has also brought along his young son Vidkun. A few hours after Lange has entered the room, a heart-wrenching shriek pierces the air. When they open the scarlet room, Lange had disappeared without a trace. There don’t seem to be any hidden doors. A couple of days later, a heavily mutilated corpse is found floating in a lake nearby.

“A classic detective novel with a closed room mystery which would have made John Dickson Carr proud of himself.”

H.K. Fauskanger (b. 1971) lives on an island outside Bergen. He has studied philology and religion, and he masters classic Hebrew, Greek and Coptic. His first crime novel, The Chest, was published in 2012. FICTION / CRIME // ORIGINAL TITLE: SKARLAGENSSALEN

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A Completely Coincidental Crime Arne Garvang

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“This is an exciting kidnapping drama with a nerve-racking tempo. Arne Garvang’s prose is excellent, and the plot offers interesting and strong characters … This is crime writing at its best!».” A BOOK BLOGGER

MICHAEL Holst-Nielsen just has to pop into a shopping mall and buy something. He parks his love and pride, a Jaguar XJ, in the parking lot and leaves his 8 and 13 year old daughters to wait in the car. When he returns ten minutes later, the car is gone. And so are his daughters. The police arrive, Michael’s ex-wife Susanne is summoned, and a desperate hunt starts. The Jaguar hasn’t gotten very far yet. Two livid children are hiding under a blanket in the back seat. The front seats are occupied by two strangers, a man and a woman. A short while later the Jaguar has been stowed away in a juggernaut, ready to be carted off to the Polish town Poznan, where ex-Yugoslav Goran and his network are waiting to take over. However, Goran finds out that the juggernaut contains some additional cargo that may be of interest, and that calls for a change in plans. A Completely Coincidental Crime is a surprising and very exciting story about desperate plans, criminals of various calibres and about people struggling to make a new life for themselves.

Arne Garvang (b. 1949) lives in Oslo. He is a musician and a writer, and he has published several books for children, adolescents and adults. A Completely Coincidental Crime is his first crime novel. FICTION / CRIME // ORIGINAL TITLE: EN HELT TILFELDIG FORBRYTELSE

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The Word Collector Gry Hovdenak Strøm TWO sisters, Anna and Agathe, grow up in the 1940’s. Events of the war pitch them against each other, creating wounds that won’t be healed until it is too late. Agathe dies, and all she leaves behind is a half forgotten recipe for an unforgettable soup. Later, Anna will never forgive herself for letting the opportunity slip between her fingers. Fifty years on, Anna’s granddaughters Charlotte and Marlene grow up in a white house in Arendal. They are inseparable, until a single event appears to ruin their relationship – forever. Charlotte feels that she has let herself down and does her best to create a distance between herself and her family and all those difficult emotions. Is history doomed to repeat itself? The Word Collector is a life-embracing story about sisters, eternal friendship, forgotten diaries and culinary pleasures.

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The Most Important Event in the World Viktoria Lindberg

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THE baby group. Pushing their prams from café to café. Ears sharp enough to hear a pacifier hit the floor. They are afraid of losing their freedom. They worry. They love their husbands. They gaze out of the window while their percolated coffee gets cold. Only one of them has enough energy to keep her house tidy. Only one of them feeds her baby from a bottle. Only one is a single mother. Only one is on chemotherapy. The days pass, autumn turns to winter, winter to spring, spring to summer. Life consists of diapers and chaos, of partners who don’t care as much as they ought to, of a clumsy wedding proposal in a classy restaurant. Eventually, however, a wedding does take place. And soon the children take their first steps.

Viktoria Lindberg (b. 1975) studied the arts at university and works as a school teacher. The Most important Event in the World is her first published work.

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Holding Your Breath Agate Øksendal Kaupang HOLDING Your Breath is a novel about being visited by the child care services, having a boyfriend who looks like a lizard and friends who live in a different reality, in a normality you are forced to observe from the outside. It is about having a mother who is chronically ill, a father in Kristiansand, a kid sister who refuses to go to school. Holding Your Breath is the story of a sixteen year old girl. It is about being a child and about becoming an adult. But most of all it is about perseverance. Clinging on. And keeping your own people together.

Agate Øksendal Kaupang (b. 1993) grew up in Kristiansand and the eastern region of Norway. She studied creative writing in Bø. Holding Your Breath is her first novel.

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Every Morning I Crawl Out of the Ocean Frøydis Sollid Simonsen

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SILVERFISH in your shower when you come home late at night. The microorganisms that live in your hand. The Milkyway. Frøydis Sollid Simonsen combines a poetic eye with the optics of natural science. The small and the great, the primeval sea and the voice of the person who is on your mind, the voice you would prefer to hear, all the constituent parts of life are fused into one, everlasting motion – a development that started when the world was new and silent.

Frøydis Sollid Simonsen (b. 1986) grew up in Nesodden, lives in Copenhagen and studies cartoon drawing in Malmö. Every Morning I Crawl Out of the Ocean is her literary debut.

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Everything was Silent, It Snowed Mariann Aaland THROUGH a window she sees her father leaning up against a wall with a slightly forward-leaning tilt. He has hanged himself in the stairway of the old house he has been renting since he left her mother. The following day she picks up her boyfriend Anders at the railway station. He has brought flowers, but this wasn’t how he imagined his first meeting with her family. Her mother smokes when she isn’t crying. Grandma is as quiet as she always is. And Anders uses far too many English phrases when he feels awkward. Everything was Silent, It Snowed is not a story about suicide, but about everything else.

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All Those Unnecessary Things Linda Gabrielsen ALL Those Unnecessary Things is the story of an enthusiastic father who disassembles his family – while the paralyzed mother stands silently by. Their daughter, Conni, grows up in an atmosphere of playfulness and betrayal, wild stories and a lack of clear limits. Somehow, thanks to her youthful energy, courage and imaginative force, she manages to cope. But later, when we encounter the adult Conni, we meet a character struggling to shoulder her own story. Is life merely a preparation for abandonment? All Those Unnecessary Things is a love story about freedom and repulsiveness, about creating and being created.

Linda Cecilie Gabrielsen (b. 1974) lives in Oslo and Berlin. She made her literary debut in 2005, with the novel So Says the King. She has followed the Creative Writing Studies programme at The College of Telemark and at

The Academy of Creative Writing in Bergen. She produces texts in a variety of genres, including drama and film scripts.

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The Black Signs Lars Mørch Finborud A GRAVEL path stops at the doorstep of an extraordinary house. From cellar to attic the building is crammed with piles of what appear to be signs, memorial plaques dedicated to inconsequential, horrible or forgotten events – documentation of a hidden reality – a project no one has ever witnessed the likes of before. A solicitor who has been engaged to handle the estate comes across a protocol containing passionate letters to a dear friend. Stuck in between the letters he also finds remnants of a catalogue listing nigh on eight million items – relics and collectors’ objects from the history of modern art. Each item has been auctioned. The solicitor reads, and soon an incredible story starts to unfold.

Lars Mørch Finborud (b. 1980) has a degree in art history and works as a curator and musical director at Henie Onstad Art Centre. Finborud runs the record companies Plastic Strip Press and Prisma Records, and

in recent years he has also written on a regular basis for the literary magazine Vinduet and the influential cultural weekly Morgenbladet,. In addition, he hosts an NRK radio show.

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Crack, Back and Sack Mads Larsen

“A whole battery of good and very funny stories.” VG

ONE of Norway’s biggest selling debut novels ever, the highly controversial Crack, Back & Sack started a yearlong media debate and changed thousands of lives. It was both praised as a lifesaver and burned in rage. The movie based on the novel premiered in July 2013. The story of Karl, Christian and Leo will forever change the way you view the relationship between men and women. In a world were women have the power and all the advantages, they have learned that there is only room for one kind of man – the kind that shaves his crack, back and sack.

“Mads Larsen has an obvious and enormous writing talent.” SALTENPOSTEN

Mads Larsen is a Norwegian author and journalist who currently lives in Oslo with his American wife. He has published four books about gender and sexuality and one on spirituality. NOVEL // ORIGINAL TITLE: PORNOPUNG FOREIGN SALES // CZECH REPUBLIC, SLOVAKIA

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Published in Norwegian: Crack, Back & Sack (2003). Crack, Back & Sack – The Handbook: 123 Ways for Men and Women to Get Laid (2004). Lesbian Nigger. Novel (2007). Uncle Dudde Gets a Norwegian Girl An Advent Story from the Last Days of Whoredom. Novel (2008). The Right Bullet. Novel (2008).


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Inland Heat Kristine S. Henningsen JULIE and Petter have rented a holiday home on the Danish island Bornholm. They intend to spend some days there with their two and a half year old daughter, Mina. Much to Julie’s despair the house turns out to be located far from the beach. She had been looking forward to cool ocean breezes, and she has low heat tolerance. The morning after their arrival, they meet the neighbour farmers, a pair of siblings. Julie feels unsettled by their insistent, unnatural friendliness. Later the same day, a childless Danish couple turn up and are served lavish amounts of wine by Petter. There’s something odd about them, too – Julie senses a mismatch between what they say and what they actually mean. It turns out to be a long night. Bottles are opened, secrets are revealed. Next morning Mina has disappeared. She is nowhere to be found in the enclosed garden, nor has she gone to see the cute ducklings on the neighbouring farm. The nightmare is real.

Kristine Storli Henningsen (b. 1974) has worked as a journalist. Her first work of fiction, the novel In the Shadow of Big Trees, will be published by Suhrkamp in 2013.

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“In the Shadow of Big Trees entertains its reader from the first to the last page and introduces a talented first writer with something to say.” DAGBLADET

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The Crash

A Novel about Air

Bård Isdahl

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“An uncommonly ambitious and discerning project.” JAN ASKELUND, STAVANGER AFTENBLAD

“The book is quite simply masterfully composed, narrated in an even and subdued tone and with discretely gliding transitions in time and space.”

IT is late summer, a couple of decades into the future. In Oslo the temperature is approaching 40 degrees centigrade, and many people are dying of dehydration. Irina arrives from Tromsø to bid farewell to a father she has kept her distance from since she was a child. He came to Norway as a political refugee from Soviet during the Cold War. In his apartment Irina comes across a pile of old newspaper articles about a Soviet military aircraft that crashed on the island Hopen in the Svalbard archipelago in 1978. And when a neighbour woman disappears, Irina has to take care of her son. A man she doesn’t know, approaches her with a strange request. Irina doesn’t want to get mixed up in anything. But her father’s past catches up with her, and an uncomfortable contemporary reality invades her life.

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Bård Isdahl (b. 1946 in Bergen) lives in Oslo. He is a trained architect and vacillates between writing fiction and working as an architect.

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A Young Man’s Confessions of Love Frode Saugestad

“Free from inhibitions, without respect for boundaries, and intensely self-revealing ... This is revolting and attractive at the same time, and if one disregards all moral and ethical concerns, this is also a fascinating literary project.”

A YOUNG Man’s Confessions of Love opens with the words «Dear Daddy». The novel is a montage of confessions, YouTube links, short movies, private letters and allegedly authentic quotes from interviews given by Frode Saugestad to newspapers and magazines, and, not least, printouts from a paternity case that, according to the heading dates, has circulated in the Norwegian legal system for 30 years. Frode Saugestad’s first novel is an aching and honest story about yearning, lost childhood, contaminated love and self-loathing, and about how an apparently successful human being purposely decides to ruin himself through lack of love in order to arise as a new person.

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Quits Laura Djupvik JILL is seventeen years old and longs to abandon herself. When her boyfriend stops having sex with her, she falls in love with a man who is far older than her. They have an affair based on secret meetings. The distance between them in age and social position leads to feelings of shame, and sex turns into a power struggle. Their love is satisfying, but also exhausting and tiring. Gradually, their feelings dissolve. Quits is a novel about loss of innocence, yearning for sexual satisfaction and about downfall.

Laura Djupvik (b. 1970) writes journalistic pieces on music, she works in a publishing house and writes books.

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Bangkok Baby Majken van Bruggen JULIA is in mourning after her husband Leon’s demise. She travels on her own to China, a country she had originally planned to visit with Leon. In Hong Kong she meets Helen, who is ten years older than her, and she persuades Julia to accompany her to Bangkok. In Bangkok, Julia gets a job in a bar run by Helen’s family. Julia has to relate to a world where friendship and sex are merchandise, and she struggles to decipher the social codes. Things are boiling under the surface, and nothing is what it appears to be. Julia must decide whether to stay or travel on. Bangkok baby is a novel about innocence, loneliness, longing and love in a sexualized world.

Majken van Bruggen (b. 1973) has written two previous books about Julia: Moon Mountain (2008) and Julia and Leon (2010).

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In the Heather Victoria Kielland IN the Heather is a concise story about a man and his prey. Scenic descriptions render the relation between Man and the forest. In the Heather forms a kind of membrane, a breathing landscape, an opening in the woods, where the animal’s carcass is slowly emptied of air and the process of butchering commences.

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Last Year was a Long Night Joakim Kjørsvik IN Last Year Was a Long Night we follow the wanderings of a nameless protagonist through Oslo’s underworld, a realm where alcohol, drugs, tall tales, superficial acquaintances, dirty money, one night stands, fights and tragic destinies throng together, staggering from bar to bar through the wintry night. And like a dark shadow hanging over it all: a dead father, an unusual childhood and a crippled romance. Excerpt: I want to catch a bus that leaves in twelve minutes, call my Dad and be finished with that by the time we get downtown, make a short stop at Robinet, where I get a special discount since I used to work there, order half a pint and two fingers of Fernet, try to steady my nerves, send a text to Pettersen and get him to make a small delivery, pop in to the crapper and pee through my arse, snort a couple of fat lines, feel better, kiss the mirror, order another round, roll my eyes and grin while I lie through my grating teeth to people I hardly know. I’m out of the door in less than a minute, I just get up and go.

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The Weather Changed, Summer Came and so on Pedro Carmona-Alvarez HE is from New Jersey. She is from Oslo. They meet in New York in the late 1950s. They fall in love. They get married and move to Asbury Park. They have two daughters who are killed in an accident a few years later. Life grows dark. In 1967 they move to Norway. The next year they have another daughter, Marita. The Weather Changed, Summer Came and so on is a short novel about big themes – about love, loss and estrangement, about being rootless, about living a tragedy and growing up in death’s shadows. Winner of the P2’s Listeners’ Prize 2012.

“A beautiful and captivating story of lifelong grief and the lifegiving power of music ... impressive and exciting ” VG

ABOUT RUST (2009):

“It is very rare, practically unheardof, for a literary consultant to come across a manuscript that is out of the ordinary. Even rarer does one think to oneself ’Fuck, this is great’ while reading. Pedro Carmona-Alvarez’ novel Rust is one of those rare exceptions.” KARL OVE KNAUSGÅRD

Pedro Carmona-Alvarez born 1972 in Chile, lives in Bergen. He debuted with the poetry collection Heroes in 1997. Along with poetry his literary production includes three novels and a collection of essays. Pedro CarmonaAlvarez was also the editor of

Signaler (2003-2009) and of a poetry anthology, which was awarded the Norwegian Critics’ prize for best translation in 2010. He has also received the Cappelen prize (2004), the prestigious Hunger Prize (2005) and the Norwegian poetry society’s prize (2005).

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Towards evening on the 3rd of April 1978, the men gathered for a final, mournful meal aboard Tigris. Then - in the scarlet light of a setting sun - they ignited the ship using a homemade firebomb with a timing device. In order to broadcast his act of protest, Thor Heyerdahl penned a letter to UN SecretaryGeneral Kurt Waldheim, which they all signed: “Our planet is bigger than the reed bundles that have carried us across the seas, and yet small enough to run the same risks unless those of us still alive open our eyes and minds to the desperate need of intelligent collaboration to save ourselves and our common civilization from what we are about to convert into a sinking ship.” RAGNAR KVAM JR.: THE MAN AND THE MYTHS. THOR HEYERDAHL. VOL. 3

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Ragnar Kvam jr. This magnificent work on Thor heyerdahl is completed. in 1977, at the age of 63, Thor heyerdahl launched his papyrus ship Tigris in the Persian Gulf. half a year later, he set fire to Tigris. Gazing into the flames, he bid the ocean farewell. Thor heyerdahl was hungry for recognition from the academic world, but he also refused to submit to scientific methodological demands. in The Man and the Myths the reader meets a man whose insatiable curiosity drove him to pursue his greatest passions. he received recognition for his research on the pyramids in Tucume and for his early engagement in environmental issues. his theories pinpointing Norse Mythology’s Asgard in the Black sea region, however, were met with dumbfounded resignation. The price heyerdahl paid for a life dedicated to controversial theories was a turbulent domestic situation and consistent negation from the scientific community. Ragnar Kvam jr. is the first biographer to gain access to all the documents heyerdahl left behind, and the readers will find plenty of new material here.

ragnar Kvam jr. (b. 1942) is a historian, a journalist and a writer. He has published a number of critically acclaimed documentary books.

Previously published The Man and the Sea – Thor Heyerdahl The Man and the World – Thor Heyerdahl The Third Man – Hjalmar Johansen

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TOWARDS evening on the 3rd of April 1978, the men gathered for a final, mournful meal aboard Tigris. Then – in the scarlet light of a setting sun – they ignited the ship using a homemade firebomb with a timing device. In order to broadcast his act of protest, Thor Heyerdahl penned a letter to UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, which they all signed: “Our planet is bigger than the reed bundles that have carried us across the seas, and yet small enough to run the same risks unless those of us still alive open our eyes and minds to the desperate need of intelligent collaboration to save ourselves and our common civilization from what we are about to convert into a sinking ship.” The world viewed Thor Heyerdahl as an adventurer, a label he himself didn’t think much of. As he put it himself, he would never have gone on an expedition merely to sit on a raft. The journey must have some higher goal. But during the trip with Tigris, something had gone wrong. More than a scientific expedition, the passage seemed to transform into a fairy tale journey in exotic, oriental surroundings, more or less like the tales of Sinbad the Sailor from Arabian Nights. Tigris was not all that burned as the licking flames enveloped the ship’s mast and sails. The very essence of the expedition seemed to disappear in the fire. Although it was a noble enough idea in itself, Thor Heyerdahl hadn’t ventured to sea in order to demonstrate his disgust with war and misery. Measured against the original ambitions that guided the project, the Tigris expedition must be regarded as a failure. From a scientific point of view it could never compete with the Kon-Tiki expedition, hardly even with Ra. He had already proved that a reed boat could stay afloat over a long period of time, even though that had been one of the expressed goals of the expedition. Tigris has come to be remembered for its anti-war message and the flames, not for its quest for The Beginning. It was his protest against violence on the Horn of Africa that brought Heyerdahl renewed attention, not so much the journey itself. For Thor Heyerdahl, however, this passage with Tigris would carry a more personal significance. As he stared into the flames, he also bid the ocean farewell. When all was said and told, the ocean itself had never held any great attraction for him – other than as a location for scientific research. Translated by Jan Chr. Næss

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Holding Life In Your Hands

Voices from the War Zone

Erik Fosse

“Powerful tales from the front … Read and reflect.” JON ROGNLIEN, DAGBLADET

“Erik Fosse wields a sharp scalpel and a sharp pen.” TARJEI LEER-SALVESEN,

ERIK Fosse has worked as a medic and welfare worker in the Mid-East and Central Asia since 1979. These are his first hand observations from one of the world’s most war torn regions. During his more than 30 years in the field, Fosse has operated on and treated wounded soldiers and civilians in Lebanon, Afghanistan, Iran and Gaza. He has been shot at, stabbed and has lived through heavy bombing, but he has never abandoned his ambition to help improve people’s lives. Palestinian mayor Dr. Maged Abu-Ramadan and his family are some of the people Fosse has forged strong bonds with. The mayor’s wife, Fateyah, was forced to flee from Haifa under dramatic circumstances when the state of Israel was grounded in 1947. Ever since, the family’s history has been marked by the struggle for independence – a free Palestine. That is a struggle that Fosse has adopted and made his own.

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The Norwegian Heavy Water Sabotage Asgeir Ueland IN the winter of 1942 the young agent Einar Skinnarland was dropped by parachute over Hardangervidda, the huge mountain plateau in central southern Norway. His mission was to gather intelligence on the Germans’ heavy water production at Norsk Hydro’s plant in Vemork. Later, he was joined by the rest of the sabotage team, and they started the long process of planning an attack on the plant. This is a story about an isolated life on meagre rations in the mountains, nerve-racking preparations and the final minutes before the explosives detonated in the plant. However, the explosion didn’t mark the end of the operation, not by far. With German soldiers on their heels, the saboteurs had to flee for their lives. And the Germans soon resumed their production of heavy water. For the first time, a Norwegian author has written the full story of the heavy water sabotage. Ueland has consulted foreign archives and sheds new light upon the sabotage team and the political tug of war between the Norwegian government in exile and their allies. But first and foremost, this is a unique story of patriotism, sacrifice and heroism.

Asgeir Ueland (b. 1974) is a historian and writer. He was educated at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and has written feature journalism for several Norwegian newspaper and periodicals. This is his first book. HISTORY // PUBLICATION DATE: MID-OCTOBER

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Female Eyewitnesses Stories from the Holocaust

Jakob Lothe “IF we had observed a minute of silence for each of the six million Jews that were murdered, we would have stood still for twelve years,” says 87 year old Blanche Major from Oslo. In Female Eyewitnesses. Stories from the Holocaust, Major and nine other Jewish women talk about their horrifying experiences from Auschwitz, Theresienstadt, Bergen-Belsen and other Nazi concentration camps. Surrounded by soldiers, dogs and electric fences, the young girls had one goal in common: to survive. In this book they tell about the humiliation, hunger and despair they experienced. But here are also stories of dignity, solidarity and hope. Each fate is unique, but taken together they display an unbreakable will to live and an astonishing lack of bitter feelings. Female Eyewitnesses is a book that tells the story about what happened and what must never happen again.

Jakob Lothe (b. 1950) is a writer, a literary scientist and Professor of English Literature at The University of Oslo.

Previously published Time’s Witnesses. Stories from Auschwitz and Sachsenhausen (2006)

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The Best Summer Emilia and Monika Polbratek A BOOK about happiness, sibling love and about living on borrowed time. In January 2012 four years old Natalia from Leikanger is diagnosed with bone cancer. It turns out to be incurable, and the doctors say she has less than a year left to live. Her older sister, Emilia (13) decides to make Natalia’s last summer the best ever. “It is the best summer job you can imagine. No pay, but plenty of joy, happiness and laughter. Like all other things, it will end, but I am determined that this will be the best summer of my life,” thirteen year old Emilia writes to the youth’s column in Norway’s largest newspaper. The reader response is overwhelming. So is the feedback she gets on her blog page megognatalia. blogg.no. Many of those who write, tell her that she is the best big sister in the world. Others support the family with cash donations, hotel reservations and free tickets to theme parks.

Together, Emilia and her mother, Monika, have written The Best Summer. It is about being there for someone you love, until the very end. The book is based on Emilia’s blog, selected comments from her readers and Monika’s diary notes. CONTEMPORARY //

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The Papayas in Gombolo

Planting a Dream in Africa

Anne Louise Hübert IN the autumn of 2008, 19 year old Anne Louise Hübert visits the famished Kenyan village of Gombolo. Here, the young backpacker encounters a population burdened by hopeless poverty, draught and food scarcity. It makes a deep impression on her. Instead of travelling on, she starts a project to gather money in order to feed the school children and organise dam projects. Anne Louise decides to found her own company to import bags made by the village women. She sets one condition: The bags must be business, for the women in Gombolo and for herself. Anne Louise isn’t a welfare worker – she ignites hope, stages planting competitions and drills for water. Today Gombolo has more than 30,000 papaya trees, two wells that provide water for 20,000 people and 300 women engaged in producing bags. And Anne Louise Hübert has only just begun. This wonderful book is an inspiring story about making a difference.

Anne Louise Hübert (b. 1989) runs the welfare organisation Aid in Action and studies medicine at The University of Oslo. The Papayas in Gombolo is her first book.

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The History of the 50 Km Cross-Country Skiing Race Thor Gotaas THE world’s first 50 km cross-country skiing race was held on February 7, 1888. Several of the runners waiting at the starting line in Holmenkollen had smoked pipes to enhance their lung capacity. The winner, Torjus Hemmestveit, was rewarded with 400 kroners worth of gold. Capacities such as Matti Koskenkorva, Thomas Wassberg, Thorleif Haug and Petter Northug Jr. have a natural place in the history of the 50 km race. But the race is just as much about industrious labourers who worked as lumberjacks when they weren’t competing on skis. Success depended on more than mere athletic skills. The Swedes believed in three metre skis, the Finnish imagined loose bindings were the key, the Norwegian competitors preferred hilly terrain. Some carried herring in their inner pockets, ready to spread under the skis if conditions got slippery, while others opted for fox grease, cream and honey.

Thor Gotaas (b. 1965) is a specialist in folklore, a writer and a lecturer. He has published around twenty books.

Previously published First in the Track (2003) The Ski Makers (2007) Running. A World History (2008)

HISTORY // PUBLICATION DATE: EARLY NOVEMBER

FOREIGN SALES // RUNNING has been sold to brazil, egypt, ethiopia , finland, germany,

great britain, japan, netherlands, russia , slovakia , sweden, turkey.

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Wild Joy Mikkel Bølstad WILD Joy is the ultimate handbook for camping with children. Father of two, Mikkel Bølstad, has taken his wife and kids on camping trips, and in this book he gives you seventeen thoroughly illustrated guides to overnight trips for the whole family. Life is too short to be spent indoors, Mikkel says, offering good advice for a wide variety of successful camping experiences, be it winter or summer, on skis or snowshoes, by canoe, kayak, under open sky, in a tent or in a hammock. He also offers useful tips for easy, undemanding neighbourhood excursions. Most of us want to spend more time outdoors with our kids. It’s not only about experiencing nature, it’s even more about doing fun things with them. It’s about wild joy.

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Good Glide Hans Olav Hamran

“An enormous and very thorough effort has gone into Good Glide, which is by far the most comprehensive book on waxing we have seen.” VASALÖPAREN

“We highly recommend that you keep the book on your bedside table.”

HOW to prepare skis may seem like a mystery. When do you choose glider or sticky wax? The author of this book spent seven years of research, experimenting and testing before he cracked the code. Now he wants to share his findings with others, and the result of that is Good Glide. In this book he provides easy-to-follow instructions on how to apply glider and sticky wax for various conditions and how to improve your glide by creating optimal structure under the ski sole. The book contains simple, thoroughly tested wax tables for all conditions. Good Glide has everything you need. In addition you can download 20 short waxing videos via an app that is compatible with all smart phones (iPhones and Androids alike).

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Cool Stitches and Neat Seams Sidsel J. Høivik “THE great thing about knitting is that you make everything from scratch – from a single thread. That’s about as close as you can get to magic!” Lose yourself in beautiful knitting patterns and wonderful photos in this year’s finest book on knitting. Cool Stitches and Neat Seams contains 50 knitting patterns for ladies’ attire and a few matching outfits for children. You will find skirts, dresses, tunics, jackets, boleros, shawls, hats, mittens and bags. All the models are timeless creations done in various techniques, mixing colours, trends, qualities and traditions. Writer and designer Sidsel J. Høivik hopes to inspire all those who take an interest in handiwork to grab their knitting needles and lend their own, personal touch to their knitting work in the shape of embroideries, buttons and crocheted details. Every stitch in a handmade garment is filled with love and consideration. They take time to make, but then they are guaranteed to last.

Sidsel J. Høivik studied costume and clothes design at Accademia di Costume e di Moda in Rome, Italy. Now she makes a living designing knitwear.

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Sew Clothes for Your Kids Fam Irvoll A PLAYFUL sewing book from Norway’s most colourful fashion designer! This is the sewing book many people have been waiting for. Fam Irvoll has produced a book filled with fun and useful sewing projects for children’s clothes aged 2 to 10 years. You will find patterns for dresses, skirts, tops, trousers, jumpers and, of course, Fam Irvoll’s signature – hair bands. Key words for the collection are: colours, colours and colours! Every design has the unmistakable hallmark of Fam Irvoll’s unique style, and the book is thoroughly illustrated with her own characteristically humorous and stylish drawings. All the projects are presented with photographs, complete instructions, simple drawings and pattern sheets.

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“Fam Irvoll, is such a delightful, playful and cleverly witty brand that we were instantly swept back to a brigher place.” NICK BAIN, HUFF POST

for having designed outfits for artists, such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Pixie Geldof and Tyra Banks.

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Knit for Children

Charm in Every Stitch

Marte Helgetun DO you love knitting? Do you have children or know anyone who does? Do you like beautiful garments that combine classic lines and utility? If so, then this is the book for you. Writer and designer Marte Helgetun has spent her whole life experimenting with knitting needles and wool, and in this charming and practical book on knitting she presents a total of 50 patterns for sweaters, jackets, trousers, dresses, skirts, hats and scarves in sizes 0-6 years. All the patterns are presented in a simple manner, shunning abbreviations and difďŹ cult technical terms. Knit for Children is thoroughly illustrated with pictures of kids in soft garments and ought to belong in any knitter’s collection.

Marte Helgetun shares her patterns via her own company Design by Marte Helgetun. She has worked as a web designer, and now she runs the knitting blog and net shop www.martehelgetun.no. HOBBIES AND CRAFTS // PUBLICATION DATE: EARLY OCTOBER

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Sew Happy Clothes for Happy Children Kristin Thorsnes og Ane Sund KRISTIN Thorsnes and Ane Sund, started their sewing careers by designing clothes for their own children. In Sew Happy Clothes for Happy Children they share their best designs from their popular blogs. The authors convey the joys of sewing and creativity with great enthusiasm. They present 50 designs of varying difďŹ culty for trouser, dresses, skirts, jackets, hats, bodies, jumpers and more. All garments are sewn in soft materials that are perfectly suited to small children. The designs are in sizes 56 to 128 cm. Included in the book are full-scale pattern sheets and a highly instructive sewing course.

Kristin Thorsnes is a hairdresser and make up artist, and for some years now she has had her own blogspot: www.heiltspesiell. blogspot.no.

Ane Sund is a trained childcare worker. Her design has awarded in a competition for homemade garments. Her blog address is: www.jubelbarn. blogspot.no.

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Charming Retro Ellen Dyrop og Helge Eek 150 EXCITING DIY projects in retro style. Join the retro trend and find inspiration to make colourful and useful items for your home and yourself! The book’s 150 DIY projects are inspired by fun and colourful designs from the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s, with a wonderful dash of the 21st century. You will find instructions for how to make smart containers, covers for sewing machines and ironing boards, cute pillow cases, lamps and magnets made from small plastic animals. Or how about turning your favourite book from childhood into a clock, making a cuckoo clock out of teak-patterned contact paper or some cute paper flowers?

Ellen Dyrop has a degree in arts and crafts from Oslo and Akershus University College for Applied Sciences. She has co-authored several books and has a popular blog, that inspires people all over Europe: www.charmerendegjenbruk. HOBBIES AND CRAFTS //

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Previously published Rediscovered Treasures (2009) Charming Christmas (2010) Rediscovered Treasures – Outdoor Entertaining (2011)

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Merry Christmas

Christmas Decorations, Gifts and Cakes to Please and Inspire

May B. Langhelle and Heidi Bjørnsdotter MERRY Christmas is a romantic book containing beautiful pictures, practical tips and good hobby projects for Christmas – dotted with small tales, nostalgia and recipes for Christmas cakes. The authors aim to inspire, entertain, please and introduce new ideas. They have dipped into their own childhood for Christmas cribs, toilet paper Santas and other models that they have innovated and recreated in new colours and materials. In addition, they present completely new creations. You don’t have to search far to find materials for the projects – they can be harvested from woods or parks, or by rummaging through piles of magazines, attics, basements or kitchen cupboards. Merry Christmas gives you the best ideas for a cozy yuletide – and you will find yourself wishing that it were Christmas all year round!

May B. Langhelle is a writer and photographer. She has previously published A Soft Start. Knitting for the Baby and Zigzag. Kit for Kids from Adult Cast-Offs. HOBBIES AND CRAFTS // PUBLICATION DATE: EARLY OCTOBER

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Heidi Bjørnsdotter Thorvik is a primary school art teacher. She runs VØLT, a company based on redesign and 100 % recycled natural materials.


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Arne Brimi’s Comprehensive Book of Recipes from Vianvang Arne Brimi ARNE Brimi, the popular chef, serves inspirational food made from high quality, local products with a small dash of continental flair. The coffee table book Arne Brimi’s Comprehensive Book of Recipes from Vianvang tells the story of Brimi’s quest for the roots of Norwegian cuisine and contains more than 200 of his best recipes. Vianvang is the name of Arne Brimi’s unique and exclusive mountain restaurant in the Jotunheimen range and the fulfillment of a dream, that he has been developing since 1998.

Arne Brimi is an experienced chef who talked about the use of locally harvested food products long before it became trendy. His experience and knowledge of Norwegian culinary

traditions is unique, and he has a constantly innovative approach to them. Arne Brimi has published a number of cookery books.

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Bread Without Kneading and Divine Cakes Ina Johnsen INA-JANINE Johnsen started blogging about food in 2008. Today it is among Scandinavia’s most popular blogs. Having read an article about unkneaded bread in The New York Times, she started experimenting at home and blogging about her experiments. Till now she has developed more than 50 variants of this brilliant bread-making technique. She has also made a video that is posted on YouTube, where she demonstrates how to make the bread. Now the very best of these variants are available in one book: fine rustic breads and dark breads with seeds, sweet breads with chocolate and savory breads filled with cheese. Ina also bakes divine cakes. She has developed recipes for easy, quick cakes, but also some that demand more time and technique. This book contains her best recipes, good advice on baking and ingredients, and tips on how you can decorate your cakes.

Ina-Janine Johnsen is a food blogger and culinary writer. This is her first cookery book. Her blog is one of Scandinavia’s most visited: www.matpaabordet.com.

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“Read the book and be inspired to bake yourself. It isn’t hard, and the result is amazing! ”

She lets her international background (German, Canadian, Swiss, American, English and Norwegian) inspire her.

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Good Enough to Eat Csangolicious

Monica Csango Good Enough to Eat is a book about seductively good food and demonstrates how a grey weekday can be transformed into a feast. Why only have dinner parties at weekends? Grab some wine, make dinner and set out the crystal glasses. Nice suits and dresses look good on workdays. This book is packed with simple, tasty and glamorous recipes that will sprinkle star dust over an ordinary Monday in the blink of an eye. “I don’t make complicated food – I simply don’t have the time. But I do have time to make delicious, accessible and fast food that anyone can enjoy. You provide some Tony Bennett on the stereo and something nice to fill the glasses with, and this book will give you everything else you need to turn an ordinary day into a feast. Because you deserve it,” says Monica Csango.

Monica Csango is a journalist, a filmmaker, exmagazine editor and food blogger with the blog csangolicious.com. The sensual photos in the book were taken by Marcel Leliënhof, a well known photographer. COOKERY BOOK // PUBLICATION DATE: EARLY OCTOBER

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Summer Food Paul Einlyng Løwe, Jim Hensley and Nina Dreyer Hensley

“Leaf through the book and let it inspire you to make lovely, simple and delicious summer meals for your family and friends. Expand your repertoire and create new summer classics.”

SUMMER! Most of us associate summer with long, warm evenings with meals based on fresh, good ingredients. In summer we have more time to make food from scratch, and we love simple, light summer meals that are easy to make and can be enjoyed with family and friends. 15 years ago the trio Paul Løwe, Nina Dreyer Hensley and Jim Hensley wrote their first cookery book, called … Summer Food. It has been a great source of inspiration and joy. The years that have passed since then, have seen great changes in food habits and ingredient accessibility. Therefore, they decided to spend a new summer together and make a new book on summer food.

Together, the trio Pål Einlyng Løwe (culinary writer and editor of the wonderful magazine Sweet Paul) and the photographers Nina Dreyer Hensley and Jim Hensley have published around twenty books on food and lifestyle. COOKERY BOOK //

FOREIGN SALES // the trios books have been published in denmark, finland, france, italy,

the netherlands, spain, sweden, the usa

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Green Camilla Jensen

THIS is a comprehensive and innovative vegetarian cookery book for all of us who would like to see more green on our plate. Using her own and others’ vegetable gardens, Camilla Jensen creates colourful, tasty and tempting dishes. Healthy food should taste good and be easy to make. This book demonstrates how easy it is to eat more greens, whether you opt for an exclusively vegetarian diet or prefer to use vegetables as an accessory to fowl, meat or fish. The book is ripe with the best ingredients the season has to offer, salads, protein bombs, ingenious sauces and unorthodox snacks. You can find super healthy and simple everyday meals as well as party menus to impress your guests with.

Camilla Jensen Its her third cookery book. She had a great success with her book Beans and Lentils, which she later followed up with Breakfast. She teaches cooking courses and maintains her blog: www.camillamat.blogspot.no. FOOD AND BEVERAGE / GIFT //

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